Virginia Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail

2.16 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Cape Henry Trail

7.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Guest River Gorge Trail

5.8 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

High Bridge Trail State Park

32.2 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Jackson River Scenic Trail

14.3 mi
State: VA
Gravel

James River Heritage Trail

10.1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips

Lake Accotink Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lifecore Trail

3.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Mendota Trail

12.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

New River Trail State Park

57.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Powell River Trail

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Gravel

Tobacco Heritage Trail

22.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

6.9 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Wilderness Road Trail

8.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Craig County Greenway Trail

0.95 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

15.7 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail

40 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail

1.7 mi
State: VA
Gravel

Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

5.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone
Accordion

Windsor Castle Park Trails

3.8 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Sand

Rivanna Trail

21.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Salt Trail

8.5 mi
State: VA
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Coal Tower Trail

0.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Garden City Greenway

2.03 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Murray Run Greenway

1.9 mi
State: VA
Cinder, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail

1.25 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail is located below Rockfish Gap, with a 2.3 mile crushed-stone trail that leads to the tunnel between the community of Afton on its eastern side and the city of...
VA 2.16 mi Crushed Stone
The northern end of the Cape Henry Trail follows a former railroad corridor built to connect the isolated Cape Henry to Norfolk. In 1902, a second rail line to Virginia Beach was developed through...
VA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Guest River Gorge Trail meanders along 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs that plunge 400 feet to the pristine waters below. The deep gorge was created as the Guest River, now designated as a...
VA 5.8 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The central feature for which the High Bridge Trail State Park is named is an unforgettable experience, a bridge that towers 125 feet above the mighty Appomattox River and nearly a...
VA 32.2 mi Crushed Stone
Waterfalls, river views, rugged rock formations, vibrant fall foliage, and delicate flowers in the spring: These are the sights that put the scenic in Jackson River Scenic Trail. This serene...
VA 14.3 mi Gravel
The James River Heritage Trail is one of the premier urban trails in the state, passing through lush forest and the heart of historical, industrial downtown Lynchburg. The well-marked 10-mile trail is...
VA 10.1 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips
In Northern Virginia’s suburban community of Springfield, Lake Accotink Park provides a wilderness escape amid the city surroundings. The 500-acre park features picnic areas, miniature golf, an...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Fishersville is a small community located between Staunton and Waynesboro in Augusta County. This pedestrian and cycling path was added as part of Fishersville's road improvements and useful for both...
VA 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Mendota Trail stretches the entire length of the former Southern Railroad corridor between Bristol and Mendota. This 12.5-mile rail-trail became fully connected in September...
VA 12.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Overview Southwest Virginia’s New River Trail is one of America’s premier rail-trails; the U.S. Department of the Interior even designated it an official National Recreation Trail in 2002. The...
VA 57.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Powell River Trail is a 2.4-mile out-and-back trail in Appalachia, southwestern Virginia. The trail sits on the former Louisville & Nashville Railroad bed, which was used to haul coal from...
VA 1.2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
In Southern Virginia, an exciting regional trail project has been taking shape for over a decade. The Tobacco Heritage Trail will one day span 160 miles, connecting the counties of Brunswick,...
VA 22.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail offers a quintessential rail-trail experience in central Virginia, midway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville (less than an hour’s drive from each). The trail...
VA 6.9 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Inducted into RTC’s Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in 2014, the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail offers scenic wonders ranging from dense forests, open fields, and lush waterways to railroad relics...
VA 34 mi Gravel
History runs deep along the Wilderness Road Trail, which roughly follows a path carved by Daniel Boone in April 1775. The path later became a route on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad before...
VA 8.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Greenway Trail is a one-mile path of finely crushed limestone that is located just outside of New Castle. The trail runs mostly on Craigs Creek Road (VA-615), but starts at a kiosk mimicing a...
VA 0.95 mi Crushed Stone
The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) traverses a scenic forested landscape abounding with wildlife in Virginia's Northern Neck. The rail-trail, which was designated as a National Recreation...
VA 15.7 mi Dirt
Overview The Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail is a multi-use trail that follows along the various stream valleys in Fairfax County, Virginia for 41.4 miles. It is officially named the Gerry...
VA 40 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Opened in 1999, the Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail in Salem (just outside of Roanoke) is associated with Southern Virginia's impressive Civil War history. The northern trailhead at Hanging Rock was...
VA 1.7 mi Gravel
The Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail the follows part of the right-of-way of the old railroad of the same name, an important transportation corridor for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The...
VA 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
Accordion
Located in the 208-acre riverside Windsor Castle Park, this trail system winds along picturesque creeks and marshes, through woodlands and open spaces, and offers beautiful views of the surrounding...
VA 3.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Sand
Spanning more than 20 miles, the Rivanna Trail surrounds Charlottesville, connecting several parks along the way and providing a recreational outdoor amenity for city dwellers. The trail has a mix of...
VA 21.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Virginia's Salt Trail runs for more than 8 miles between the small community of Saltville and the larger borough of Glade Spring. The trail is popular with equestrians and can get muddy and eroded in...
VA 8.5 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Coal Tower Trail is an 8-10-foot wide path adjacent to Water Street connecting downtown Charlottesville to Carlton Road and the Meade Avenue Trail. The tree-lined path also parallels an active...
VA 0.5 mi Asphalt
Garden City Greenway is a 2 mile, asphalt trail that follows Garnand Branch Creek and follows near Garden City Boulevard from the Roanoke River Greenway near Mount Pleasant Road to Yellow Mountain...
VA 2.03 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Murray Run Greenway winds through a section of the City of Roanoke. The greenway trail is multipurpose, with a varying surface of cinder, woodchips and concrete sidewalk. The width of the trail...
VA 1.9 mi Cinder, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
The Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail crosses through the state park battlefield of the same name in rural south-central Virginia. The gravel trail follows an abandoned corridor of the old...
VA 1.25 mi Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

Mount Vernon Trail

Root Cracks Ground Down

June, 2024 by evada

With the exception of the mile just north of Mt Vernon, all the root cracks have been ground down to nearly smooth. Would probably be acceptable on a road bike, but more comfortable on hybrid or gravel bike.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

Pleasant ride...

June, 2024 by mckeeverj72

What can I say, pleasant ride, 5 stars, will be returning soon enough to ride again.

Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

Fun for all

May, 2024 by harmobm2

The is a fun trail but you need to be careful going on and off the bridges. Not rode bike friendly. Well worth the Hall of Fame statue.

Accordion

Mendota Trail

Beautiful Area

May, 2024 by michael.cassity

Rode from Hiltons Va on the Hiltons Highway to the Mendota Trail, very scenic Valley, rolling hills with limited traffic. Highly recommend.

I rode about 5 miles (out and back) on the Mendota Trail. The trail was way too bumpy for a Trek hybrid with no shocks. Would recommend the Trail but you definitely need a bike with shocks.

Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

By far my favorite trial

May, 2024 by tayyarahdavidson

Beautiful scenery, great hangout spots along the river, mostly downhill.

Virginia Capital Trail

Great!

May, 2024 by ken.criss

We only had one day to ride so rode from the Herring Creek trailhead to Jamestown and then back. We found the trail to be what most have stated previously. Signage was great, the asphalt trail was in great shape and it was not very crowded (we rode on Thursday). As other have stated there are not many facilities so pack food and water. Yes, there were some hills on that section but nothing crazy in our opinion. We gave it an "A". Would have been A+ if there had been even some port-a-johns here and there.

Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

Another top 10 bucket list ride nationwide !!

May, 2024 by d_morris

From Dupont Circle in DC out to Purcellville in VA is almost exactly 50 miles. So hard core cyclists can do a century, while less extreme pedalers can make a two day trip out of it. And, as there are many Metro stops along the trail, cyclists can also do rides of varying lengths along different sections. An amazingly versatile trail in that regard. All of which — plus the C&O Canal (360 miles r/t from DC to Cumberland), Mt Vernon Trail (42 miles rt from DC to Mt Vernon), Rock Creek Park trail (45 miles rt from DC to Lake Needwood) should make DC the top cycling destination in the US.

Huckleberry Trail

We have been on a lot of rail trails, scenic yes... but not for the average rider...

May, 2024 by galeljames

We have been on a lot of rail trails, scenic yes... but not for the average rider...

Roanoke River Greenway

We rode this a 2nd time and it is so nice. Love the artwork. You ride right by Black Dog Salvage. Mostly level, not crowded. You can see the STAR from trail.

May, 2024 by galeljames

We rode this a 2nd time and it is so nice. Love the artwork. You ride right by Black Dog Salvage. Mostly level, not crowded. You can see the STAR from trail.

Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

Still a favorite trail despite tree barrier

May, 2024 by bsnicholson63

Rode an out and back from Damascus to ABD Trailhead. Trail was in great shape except for a large oak tree blocking the entire trail at approx the 6.75 mile point from ABD. A challenging social path has formed on the river side of the trail. The smart move is to just turn around and ride back the way you came. We weren’t that wise today so we bushwhacked around the tree and did our out and back. The trail surface was in great shape and obvious trail maintenance is keeping the “Creeper Trail” at its “creepy” best. At least the stretch we rode today.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

river access points!

April, 2024 by lucinda.f.peters

This is a great trail. It has many access points to the river which my dog loved. She began recognizing the access points because she loves the water. Not too busy on Celebrate Trails Day. Only passed a few people. Beautiful trail to enjoy water, flowers, quiet, and nature!

Virginia Capital Trail

Our future in the VA Railroad Museum

April, 2024 by khan40

As stated in the last review, you cannot enter any circumstances ride the Amtrak train back to Richmond from Williamsburg with E bikes! While indeed, my wife and I managed to do that we will clearly be the last people to ever be allowed to do so. To say that it was a nightmare is a huge understatement. We expect to be inducted into the Virginia railroad museum Hall of Fame in the future as the only couple to ever ride the Virginia Trail and return with E bikes on a train. Of this, we are very proud and glad to be trendsetter such as those that sat down at the sit in the 60s in the 70s for equal rights.

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