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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 10 riders

Mountain Biking Four Gorge

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#112 of 300 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#3,987 in the world

Four Gorge is "down low" but still features a little climbing; I'd describe it as "rolling." This is a newer school IMBA trail with excellent bench cutting, grade reversals, and trail armoring. Excellent intermediate trail.

First added by Greg Heil on Nov 27, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 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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Part of the Carvin's Cove trail system.
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Open (on Nov 27, 2012)
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Rider questions

Q: Is this the longest and best trail system at Smith Mountain? It's only 3 miles?
A: Four Gorge is the introduction trail to many of the 40 plus miles of trail in carvins cove reserve.

Q: Thanks! So more to the point it's not at Smith Mountain Lake at all is it?
A: No. It's in Roanoke county, not far from Smith Mountain Lake.

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  • Matthew Bonner

    This is a very nice trail that makes me want a dropper post!

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  • byrdsoutdoors

    Pretty fun trail! There is a steep incline at first but the trail gets better from there! The full extension is full since it ends basically right at Tuck A Way trail for a sweet loop!

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Some people refer to this as "Four Gorges" (with an S), which makes more sense to me. Nice trail. Intermediate.

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