Carvin's Cove Trail system

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Intermediate
30
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 2,600 ft
1,287
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Expert trails include Hi-De-Ho, the Gauntlet, the Trough, the Comet,Clownshead and Stickman. Intermediate trails include the Thousand Foot Climb (a fire road), the Hoe Trail, Mad Cow,the Girlscout trail and Funhouse. Beginner trails are Kit and Kaboodle, the Skillet,Easy Street and the Enchanted Forest. Trails are in a 13,000 acre watershed owned by the City of Roanoke and maintained by various mountain bikers, equestrians and hikers.Expect to see deer, wild turkeys, even black bear and rattle snakes. Very sweet technical rides, as well as family oriented rides.
added by Guest January 1, 2003
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 

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Q: Are trail maps available? -al0184x

A: A bike shop near the Bennett Springs parking lot called Just the Right Gear has trails maps available for a dollar. Their address is 2265 Catawba Valley Dr.

BayleeSnead answered on October 18, 2015. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: are there any guided tours? Bikes to rent or do I have to bring my own? -Guest

A: You can rent high-end bikes and get good route recommendations at Just the Right Gear bike shop on the way to the Bennett Springs parking lot. There are no guided tours but you can also purchase a map at the bike shop as well, the trails are very well marked. By the way singletrack is being added constantly and is now approaching 45-50 miles of varied styles for most skill levels.

wmcneace answered on November 16, 2014. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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System Trails (21)
System Trails (21)
Buck
Hotel
Four Gorge
The Trough
Hi-Dee-Hoe
Brushy Mtn
The Gauntlet
Four Gorge Ext
Jacob's Drop
Kerncliff
Hemlock Tunnel
Araminta
Comet
Tuck-A-Way
Songbird
Happy Valley
Enchanted Forest
Arrowhead
School House
Little Bell
Lakeside Trail
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Reviews (38)
 

Granny Gear

August 31, 2016
 
Review: great variety of trails. will be back

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Gnarly


August 30, 2016
 
Review: These trails are hard to beat! The downhill runs here are amazing (especially on the side facing Roanoke), the trails here drain very easily, and the fire road climb is a great opportunity to look around at the mountains and various plant types. I only wish I had more time!

Similar Trail: Douthat State Park

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August 7, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Trails up the mountain are long and steep. Built for the highest physical rated riders. In which I still see them walking up. Not enough switchbacks to keep you pedaling up. Too much hike a bike. Not sure why this area is getting such great reviews.

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Granny Gear

July 28, 2016
DGUYER Granny Gear  
 
Review: Wow, that was fun. We did a weekend MTB trip to Angler's Ridge and then here. Carvin's Cove is far superior. There was a good mix of flowing, technical and climbing. We did about 12 miles with the assistance of a local rider (Thanks Glenn). Great desitnation. We could have riden here two days. easily and still not exhausted the fun.

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July 13, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: BEST TRAILS ON EAST COAST !

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Gramcounter


July 6, 2016
masonjar Gramcounter  
 
Review: Top 5 all time favorites

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July 1, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Great place to ride. It has everything you could want; technical sections, downhill, brutal climbs, flats to just cruise thru, its all there. Love this place.

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Bunny Hop

June 1, 2016
 
Review: Lakeside, Hemlock Up, Brushy Mtn, Trough down. Technical and loose rocks and stumps. Great flow and true singletrac with most sections 1-2 ft width. Multiple stream crosses and switch backs. Steep climb up Hemlock is a killer, but downhill on Trough is a great finish.

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Granny Gear

February 13, 2016
Jackofall Granny Gear  
 
Review: Wow!

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Bunny Hop

November 17, 2015
 
Review: This is where it all started for me. Since 2002, I have ridden in four different states and two countries, and I always find myself comparing trails to this system. Hands down my favorite memories are riding through 100ft pines on a blanket of pine needles and hearing nothing but the critters and the click of our free wheels.

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Carvin's Cove Trail system MTB Trail 4.54 out of 5 based on 38 ratings. 38 user reviews.
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