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Explore the best rated trails in Monterey, VA, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Rocky Point Trail and Red Creek Trail . With more than 35 trails covering 319 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Greenbrier River Trail

Hiked this trail in three days. Very scenic and peaceful. A lot of history to take in and enjoy.

November, 2023 by wayne.walkjr

Hiked this trail in three days. Very scenic and peaceful. A lot of history to take in and enjoy.

Greenbrier River Trail

Fantastic Ride

September, 2023 by g6rdqfm4ph

Did this over 2 days stopping to camp in Watoga State Park. I don’t recommend paying for a river view camp site because we did and couldn’t see the river. We went from Cass to Lewisburg. Fairly well maintained trail but a few rougher patches and narrow lanes. Mostly shaded in Sept which was nice in the heat. Mostly downhill this direction but on gravel somehow it always feel like uphill. The tunnels and bridges were a fun part of this ride. Water available on the trail was cool and tasted great. My filter failed so this was a pleasant surprise.

Chessie Nature Trail

mixed feelings

August, 2023 by jdietz4361

This is a different type of trail that we normally ride. Normal to us is a wide paved or hard packed surface. Half of this is fairly wide hard packed or loose gravel. There are areas that are single or double lanes from a foot wide or more. For old folks like us it was challenging but not overwhelming The trail does travel next to a river, rock walls, forests, open fields and through cow pastures. Yep, cow pastures. The cows in the middle of the trail are easy to see and navigate around. They don’t seem to mind passersby’s. Their plops are more of a challenge, they are everywhere. Again, manageable. The biggest bother to me was opening the several gates along the way. You just can’t get a rhythm going. All that factored in the scenery, cows, deer, and eagles along the way was way cool. Even though it wasn’t the type of trail we normally ride, the difference was was both challenging and enjoyable. We rode the complete length. challenge challenge

Accordion

Greenbrier River Trail

Marlinton to Cass

August, 2023 by jwmca

We rode the portion of the trail for 20 miles from Marlinton up toward Cass for a 40 mile round trip. Trail riding doesn’t get much better than this. The surface was mostly double track crushed gravel except for about a mile of asphalt leaving Marlinton. It was in excellent condition with no rocks, ruts or washed out areas. North of the tunnel the brush along the trail could use some trimming. During this morning ride on a beautiful day we encountered only 13 cyclists (1 on an e-bike), no walkers and 2 deer. No other wildlife. Beautiful scenic, forested route you would expect following a river through West Virginia. Only one restroom facility and no food or drinks. Now one of our favorite trails.

Jackson River Scenic Trail

only lunch spot and best place to sleep!

August, 2023 by dcf210

We biked the Jackson River Scenic Trail in a day, out and back. Beautiful trail! We stayed at Rosewood Manor in Covington, which gave us easy access to trail head. We were so hungry biking and stumbled across “Restaurant” sign, near a gazebo. We biked a bit (1/2mike) crossing an old, but safe bridge and up a bit of a hill to discover the golf course bar/grill. Good bar food, friendly staff, cold beer. We were so happy to find food! Check it out! We highly recommend it!

Blackwater Canyon Trail

Start from Hendricks - not too technical

August, 2023 by aytorrez

It’s not difficult climb on a decent mountain bike or gravel bike but take two water bottle equivalents and be prepared for single track and rough surface. Not a technical ride but some narrow paths through vegetation in summer. Fun to dodge the wet potholes on the upper access road. Full suspension helps on the way down to ease the constant vibrations. But a sweet downhill. Anchor anything that could vibrate off. We lost part to a tire pump that we needed to fix a flat but unbelievably a hiking couple spotted this little missing piece of black plastic and gave it to us. They then rescued another set of bikers caught in a sudden downpour. This is more a reflection on the good folk of locals than the trail! Love that Mountaineer spirit! RIDE THIS TRAIL! Enjoyable for all levels with decent experience. Meaning - don’t just pop on it with an e-bike.

Blackwater Canyon Trail

Start from Hendricks - not too technical

August, 2023 by aytorrez

It’s not difficult climb on a decent mountain bike or gravel bike but take two water bottle equivalents and be prepared for single track and rough surface. Not a technical ride but some narrow paths through vegetation in summer. Fun to dodge the wet potholes on the upper access road. Full suspension helps on the way down to ease the constant vibrations. But a sweet downhill. Anchor anything that could vibrate off. We lost part to a tire pump that we needed to fix a flat but unbelievably a hiking couple spotted this little missing piece of black plastic and gave it to us. They then rescued another set of bikers caught in a sudden downpour. This is more a reflection on the good folk of locals than the trail! Love that Mountaineer spirit! RIDE THIS TRAIL! Enjoyable for all levels with decent experience. Meaning - don’t just pop on it with an e-bike.

Lifecore Trail

TomPark,Thanks for the good review - your unusual rear bike rack caught my eye as well. Would you please tell me more about it and where purchased? Constance

August, 2023 by cjwardenfromjordan

TomPark,Thanks for the good review - your unusual rear bike rack caught my eye as well. Would you please tell me more about it and where purchased? Constance

Jackson River Scenic Trail

Sweet Trail

July, 2023 by lmaloghm

What a gem, started in Interval, very nice bathrooms to change in with a water station. The trail surface is well groomed. Gentle grade, mostly shaded, wildlife along the trail. good for all abilities.

Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail

Great Walk Through the Tunnel

July, 2023 by sandymo

This is absolutely worth the drive from near or far. The tunnel is nearly one mile long and nothing less than amazing. Kids will be astounded by the tiny waterfalls, dripping water, dark tunnel, and Tarzan vines everywhere. Take a headlight for them and you’ll be a hero. You can easily shorten the hike and get rid of almost all the elevation change by starting at the East trailhead and turning around after going through the tunnel. If part of your group want to finish the whole trail, the others can sit on a bench a few hundred feet outside of the tunnel. Enjoy!

Greenbrier River Trail

Trail closure update

July, 2023 by 2334455669

Lewisburg is finished with digging up the trail at Caldwell and it is now open again. There is a nice new parking lot at Hopper but caution - the road down to it is 1 lane and if you meet a gravel truck, you will be the one backing up. Also, an additional parking lot at Caldwell is now open.

Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail

Great Weekday Getaway

May, 2023 by cindy.gerner.5

We drove down and stayed the night in Waynesboro back in late April. The trail was very close by the town. It is a well maintained trail with ports-potties on either end. We parked at the northern end which is mainly downhill until we reached the tunnel. I recommend bringing a flashlight since the tunnel is nearly 3/4 of a mile and very dark. There are also uneven spots in the tunnel and a flashlight will help you safely pass through. If you down want to walk up the mountain I also recommend parking at the Afton lot. I don’t think this is worth riding bike on but highly recommend walking and enjoy the history boards along the way.

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