Douthat State Park

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40
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↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
1,483
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Excellent single track. Middel Mountain Momma Mt. bike race held here. Stony Run trail is a 2000' climb, Middle Mountain Trail takes you along the top, and there are a number of trails leading down the mountain on very technical singletrack. Mountain side and Mountain view trails are great on the other side of the Park. Staff VERY mt. biker friendly!!!!!!!!! Hs been called the Mountain Biker's Disney Land, and is just a great place to camp, ride and swim!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Coming up in October from Florida to ride. Where can I rent a bike to ride these trails? Would rather not ship mine. -Brian Boyle

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Bunny Hop

February 10, 2017
 
Review: fun when i am in shape!

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Gnarly


August 30, 2016
 
Review: This place truly is mountain biking's Disneyland! You can find any type of trail here, from sandy to chundery. These trail also cater to every rider, no matter their skill level. Rain is no worry on these trails because they dry unbelievably well. After three days of rain the dirt was still firm enough to ride on without even seeing tracks! If you have only one day to spend here, camp overnight at the lakeside campground and do the IMBA epic loop. It will dump you out right at your campground. Enjoy!

Similar Trail: Carvin's Cove

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Bunny Hop

October 27, 2015
 
Review: Nice place to ride. We took Stony Run to the top which is a long climb but not too challenging or steep. We stopped at the Tuscara Overlook which has a phenomenal view! From there we went down Blue Suck Falls which was a fun run, but there were several large trees down that you had to dismount and climb over. There were also a lot of hikers to look out for and some pretty challenging rock gardens but nothing too extreme. The park itself is really pretty too!

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Trailblazer


August 31, 2015
RobertL Trailblazer  
 
Review: Beautiful setting, exhausting but worthwhile climbs to great views and different landscapes.

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Trailblazer

June 2, 2015
tlongpine Trailblazer  
 
Review: Great network of trails! Burly climbs and screaming descents.

It's currently (early May) very overgrown.

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Gramcounter

July 9, 2014
dgh716 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trails, all very rideable. Takes a while to get to the top of Middle Mountain trail but nothing too steep or unrideable. Going down, every trail I rode was fun and super fast. Faster than some guys will want to go so look ahead and don't ride over you head or you might pay. The wider trails are rocky and have multiple lines you could choose to find speed. There are a lot of very steep grades right beside the low side of the single track trails. Overall a lot of fun and I'd like to go back for sure. Campgrounds are really nice as well and most sites are right near trailheads.

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Trailblazer

July 8, 2014
 
Review: Great trails, wonderfully painful climbs!

Did a Saturday here and enjoyed every minute of it. Rode the Beard's Gap Hollow trail, Blue Suck Falls (which btw has some incredibly hard rock gardens on it), Pine Tree, Middle Hollow, Huff's trail (if you do this clockwise DH, there are a lot of nice humps you can catch air off of) for my morning ride. It was a nice little loop, and a lot of fun.

The evening ride was Stony Run to the Tuscarora Overlook and back. This was a 4.5 mile climb all the way to the overlook! It reminded me of some of the rides I did out in Utah! Very rewarding climb, wish there was more of this type of riding in my neck of the woods...

I am looking forward to going back and trying out more of the trails next time I head that direction...

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World Champ


June 27, 2014
 
Review: There are a lot of trails to explore at Douthat but Beards Mountain was probably my favorite. Good wintertime views and sections of pea gravel tread on some trails (which reminds me of trails out west).

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Gramcounter

February 1, 2014
 
Review: There's a nice variety of single track at Douthat. It's physically challenging with steep, steep grades throughout the park, even on the trails marked as easy. Many of the trails interconnect, so it's easy to make a loop that suits your experience level.

The park is more developed than I expected, several campgrounds, staffed visitor centers, a restaurant, etc.

There is a parking fee that varies depending on the day of the week... I paid $4.00 on a Friday. It's well worth it though, very scenic and wild once you get away from the camping areas.

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Trailblazer


December 16, 2013
 
Review: The best climbing trail in Va.The downhills on either side of the road are great.getting to the top on either side is painstaking,but worth it.I would give them the highest rating except the trail maint. is very poor.Lots of tree branches,shrubs and piles of leaves block the trails.

Similar Trail: Anglers Ridge

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Douthat State Park MTB Trail 4.56 out of 5 based on 32 ratings. 32 user reviews.
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