Angler's Ridge

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.60 out of 5
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Intermediate
35.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 2,100 ft
371
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Angler's Ridge is a 35-mile volunteer maintained 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 five marked loops all beginning and ending at the trailhead - green (2 miles); blue (5 Miles)(purple 7 miles) (orange 6.2 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 2013, 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,.White Fawn and Hidden Hollow. There are great shelter, picnic and restroom facilities and a bike wash and bike repair station 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.anglersridgetrails.org or Angler's Ridge Trail Association on Facebook for the latest information and to make local connections.
A pump track has been built near the Witchback trail connector.
Update 3/18/13:
Angler's Ridge now has over 35 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 45.Camping is allowed in the Angler's Park.Contact the Danville Parks and Recreation Dept. 434- 799-5215 Electric is available near the shelter and at the other end of the parking lot at the utility poles in the grassy area.Trail updates and trail work can be found on Facebook's Angler's Park Trail Work.The trail never closes for weather conditions.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Hi..the ski season will end soon thinking to go south to start my MTB season earlier...Usually do the trails in good conditions for riding early -April Many thanks..Alain -boudreaulta

A: Thanks a lot..this will help to plan the trip

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Q: is the trail mostly uphill or down hill -Daniel Lee Dault Jr.

A: Both up and down. Trail system is along the Dan River and crosses numerous hills and gulleys and the streams between them.

mtbdpt answered on February 2, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Granny Gear

May 3, 2018
sdanie01 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Lots of variety... Flamingo Hill for big jumps, etc, lots of xc, a few fun elements up top and super cool rock garden down below. I like to 'cheat' sometimes riding the paved road up and hitting the trails to go down. Favorite trails are Crooked Stick and Hot Tamale and sometimes Riverside for some flat, creekside speed. *You can easily ride your bike a few miles into downtown Danville for good eats and drinks right on the river/ riverwalk trail!

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Granny Gear

March 19, 2018
 
Review: hey yall i got some fro yo coupons for you. now i have ridden a trail in Greensboro and have gained a habit of sucking other peoples thumb peace from yo boy billy

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Granny Gear

February 28, 2018
 
Review: billy bob here once again i am really cool. I like sweet frogs and sucking my thumb and feet. I also love tarrantulas. The trail is amazing. I am actually twenty seven

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Granny Gear

February 28, 2018
 
Review: It is the only trail i have ever ridden because I am a 87 year old and i can't travel far. Peace from yo boy billy bob and here's a free froyo coupon from my nursing home. peace once again. signing out billy bob

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Granny Gear

January 17, 2018
Bmcarthur Granny Gear  
 
Review: Got to ride about 10miles of its 30 miles, Angler'sRidge was a fantastic ride. Around every turn it was something different. Rode Anglers Ridge, Hot Tomalie, lil Pisgah loops. Good climbs, quick drops, smooth flows. Definitely going back to ride again and ride more.

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Granny Gear

November 16, 2017
rabukia Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail system. If you travel from out of town, there is a Holiday Inn Express you can ride from that has access to the River Walk Trail which will take you all the way to Angler's Park. I have done this ride repeatedly and it never gets old.

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Trailblazer


May 29, 2017
 
Review: The Orange Loop at Angler's Ridge is a 15.5 mile marked technical loop that includes three entire trails.It starts at Angler"s Park then turns onto the Witchback trail CCW to a Rt. turn to White Fawn trail to the Hidden Hollow trail CCW back to White Fawn To finish Witchback CCW to Angler"s Park.Some of the trail is marked Purple now but will be later changed to all Orange.You will have at least six difficult steep climbs,many switchbacks,a rock garden,fast technical downhills,only one paved area about 500 yards,one straight flat area about 1/8 mile,a few rocky rooty areas and a lot of tight twisting trail.The half way point of the Orange Loop is on the Hidden Hollow trail at the top of the Cork Screw.

Similar Trail: Douthat State Park.

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Granny Gear

May 7, 2017
 
Review: Very nice trail! Even though in Virginia, it's one of the better trails easily accessible from the Raleigh/Durham area - just 60 to 90 minutes one way, which makes it an easy Saturday or Sunday ride. With Dupont & Pisgah 4 hours and Warrior Creek 2.5 hours from RDU, this is the best ride near Raleigh and well worth the trip. There's ample parking, a bike work station, decent rest room facilities AND A BIKE WASH! They don't close after the rains so the bike wash can really be helpful. Crooked Stick and Hot Tamale are two flowy sections with good jumps. If you want to work out your legs and lungs, Hot Tamale and Witch Mountain will do the trick :)

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Granny Gear

March 31, 2017
 
Review: Nice trail system but needs some work. To many roots and washed out areas. Trails are marked but are confusing to follow.

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Granny Gear

February 6, 2017
 
Review: Some nice spots but close to roads and highways in some spots. I like wilderness trails so I guess im spoiled

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Angler's Ridge MTB Trail 4.60 out of 5 based on 89 ratings. 89 user reviews.
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