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Level: Beginner
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +696/ -343 ft
Total: 29 riders

Mountain Biking Black Water Creek

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#91 of 300 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#3,137 in the world

Once you are on the main part of the trail, it is a fairly fun, relaxing ride with 2 great climbs, one on the upper Freer trail, the other cant be missed. Great scenery.

First added by Eclipce on Mar 14, 2008. Last updated May 4, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The Main entrance is on Langhorn road behind the church. If you go to Lynchburg College you can Go up Old Forest road and their is an entrance to the left of a old trailer house on the right, this will take you on some dirt single track but you cross two bridges before the ride really begins. Finally you can enter the backside by the Lynchburg train station, this takes you down a paved bike path for a while but it comes to some fun trails. (Recommended)
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  • Andy Vass

    Love this Rail-Trail. Ride it almost every weekend when I'm in town. Creekside trail is a fun quiet ride.

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  • Dprovo

    Easy warm up and suitable for everyone. I just started riding in May. First time in 35 years. I'm HOOKED ON BIKES NOW.

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  • RoadWarrior

    While the paved trail pretty much goes in a straight line, the single-track follows the creek with a few excursions up the hill. While not a destination trail it does have a few things going for it. 1; it's right in town, 2; it drains well, 3; it's a enjoyable ride, 4; a great place to get a newbie hooked. While most of the trail is easy, it does have it's interesting spots. At the time of the review the trail was in great shape.

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  • Shamrocks

    Blackwater Creek does have a couple single track trails that are not very well marked. It is mostly known for its leisurely concrete path which gets crouded on most warm weekends. Fine for families and people who want to get back on the bike. The few single tracks that I know about are not well kept, fallen trees blocked part of the trail. There are better options throughout the city if you are looking for some MTB fun* Review edited 3/5/2010

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