Douthat State Park

4.56 out of 5
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↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
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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Q: Coming up in October from Florida to ride. Where can I rent a bike to ride these trails? Would rather not ship mine. -Guest

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Reviews (34)

Bunny Hop

October 14, 2018
Review: First off, if you need a MTB rental for a friend or yourself, rent from Red Newt Bikes in Lexington. Great people, great prices, great shop! This trail system has a little something for everyone. Winding berms with some challenging climbs, quick downhills, smooth single track and grueling rock gardens, several stream crossings that are very doable and refreshing, and scenic falls. You can spend a whole day here and still have more to ride. Trails we rode: Locust Gap, Pine Tree, Huff's, Laurel View, sections of Blue Suck Falls and Stony Run, and Heron Run along Douthat Lake. Bring a water filter for some fresh mountain runoff from the falls - ice cold!

Granny Gear

July 31, 2017
CCorbett Granny Gear  
Review: Uphill - 1 Downhill - 4 I rode the #2 loop from the Falcon Guide, Mountain Biking Virginia because it sounded like a great loop. HOLY HELL! The 5 mile climb up Stony Run was challenging to say the least. I'm not opposed to climbing but it went on for hours and by the time we got to the top it wasn't fun at all. The payoff was a FAST drop down Blue Suck Falls Trail and, although the trail is a bit overgrown and has no birms, we had a blast rippin' down it. 4 hrs. up and .5 hr down for a 10.2 mile loop. There is a cool hikers' cabin at the top and a great view east of the Blue Ridge. We didn't have time to ride the lower trails but they looked great. Can't wait to go back to ride those and NOT Stony Run.

Bunny Hop

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


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

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!


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


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

It's currently (early May) very overgrown.


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.


July 8, 2014
jedifoster Trailblazer  
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...

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).

Douthat State Park MTB Trail 4.56 out of 5 based on 34 ratings. 34 user reviews.
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