Rocky Run Trail For Dirt Biking

The 5th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Virginia.

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Near Bridgewater, the Rocky Run Trail is a 10 mile loop with narrow and twisting sections open to dirt biking. The Rocky Run ATV/OHV Trail on the Dry River District is a loop of approximately 10 miles designed for the recreational, all-terrain vehicle rider. Riders will find challenges in the narrow and twisting portion connecting Second Mountain and Dictum Ridge, while others will find trails that are wide and inviting.

To reach the Rocky Run dirt bike trailhead from Harrisonburg, head west on SR33 for approximately 10 miles. Turn right on SR612 for approximately 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Forest Development Road (FDR) 72 at Gospel Hill Church. Follow FDR 72 for 5-6 miles and turn left on the trailhead access road for about one mile. Users should be aware that FDR 72 is a single-lane road with limited turnouts, and is recommended for high clearance vehicles only.

Designated trails are marked by orange diamonds with a mountain symbol. Camping is permitted along the trail, except for within 500 feet around the trailhead parking lot. Due to space limitations in the trailhead parking lot, trailers should not exceed 16 feet in length. Be aware of two-way traffic, including 4-wheel drive trucks, and keep speeds manageable to your riding skill level.

Overall, Rocky Run Trail is the 5th most popular dirt bike trail of all 12 dirt biking rides in Virginia. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Rocky Run Trail including Taskers Gap Trail, Peters Mill Run Trail, South Pedlar Trail and Patterson Mountain Trail.

Rocky Run Trail Dirt Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  George Washington National Forest (540) 828-2591; Allegheny Highlands Visitors (540) 962-2178; Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882.

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.56452, -79.02585

Date Published:  4/1/2016

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  16574

Rocky Run Trail Dirt Biking Map


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