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Angler's Ridge is a 33-mile (and growing!) system of stacked-loop singletrack trails that give the rider an awesome experience, no matter their skill level. IMBA trained trail volunteers have built trails that vary in skill level, from the entry-level Riverside Drive to the more technical Crooked Stick (653 foot elevation change) and Witchback (891 foot elevation change). All the trails are flowing, mixing technical areas like rock gardens and rooty climbs with creek crossings and smooth hard pack. Riders will find bridges, gravity drops, log pyramids, tight switchbacks, and moguls as the trails snake through beautiful forestland with mature hardwoods, numerous creeks, and abundant wildlife. Several fire roads and the paved greenway intersect the area for an easy bailout and return to the trailhead. There are some major climbs and some epic climbs (entire network elevation change of 2795 feet), all rewarded with bombing downhills. The greatest benefit of this trail system is it's flow - the climbs are equal in part to the downhills - not too long and always worth the climb!
The trail system has three marked loops all beginning and ending at the trailhead - green (2 miles); blue (5 Miles) and red (12 miles) for riding without maps and each can be ridden clockwise or counterclockwise for a completely different experience and double the miles! As of the Fall of 2010, trails include the following: Riverside Drive, Eagle Scout, Little Pisgah, Crooked Stick, Camel Bak, Hot Tamale, Plummet, The Bern, Angler's Ridge, Broken Arrow, Witchback. There are great shelter, picnic and restroom facilities at the Angler's Park trailhead, which is a City Park situated along the Dan River with public boat ramps. Danville's "Riverwalk Trail" (a paved 8 mile greenway) meanders through the singletrack network and along the riverfront to downtown Danville and other commercial and recreational areas. Visit www.svmba.org for the latest information and to make local connections.
Angler's Ridge now has over 33 miles of trails after adding trails in Dan Daniel park.Hidden Hollow a 6 mile loop and White Fawn @ 2 miles that connects Witchback to Hidden Hollow.We have built more bridges now totaling over 40.
added by jeff
on October 20, 2005
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