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Level: Beginner
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +336/374 ft
Total: 19 riders
 

Mountain Biking Hungry Mother State Park

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#27 of 287 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#1,125 in the world

More than 12 miles of trails are open year-round.

First added by TrailAPI on Apr 13, 2013. Last updated May 1, 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
Hungry Mother State Park is in Smyth County. To get there, take Exit 47 from Interstate 81. Travel approximately one mile on Route 11 toward Marion. Turn right on Route 16 north and travel four miles to the park.
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Q: hows the camping accomodations there?
A: Amazing! Everything from Cabins to RV hook ups and primitive. Multiple pristine camp grounds.

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  • Frontier MTB
    *****

    A lot of trails for all skill levels to ride. trails are wide and well maintained

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  • Frontier MTB
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    A lot of trails for all skill levels to ride. trails are wide and well maintained

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  • Chain of Fools Bicycles
    ****

    Very well built multi-use trails. Not technical riding, but challenging simply due to the size and grade of some of the climbs. Most riders will do at least a little bit of "hike-a-bike". The geology of the area means that the trails are very gravelly, which is both good and bad. It can be fast and flowing, and they aren't likely to have problems with water, but it makes some of the downhill runs a little treacherous.

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  • Chain of Fools Bicycles
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    Very well built multi-use trails. Not technical riding, but challenging simply due to the size and grade of some of the climbs. Most riders will do at least a little bit of "hike-a-bike". The geology of the area means that the trails are very gravelly, which is both good and bad. It can be fast and flowing, and they aren't likely to have problems with water, but it makes some of the downhill runs a little treacherous.

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  • jlbiker
    *****

    Rode the Clyburn Ridge Loop and the Lake Loop. Clyburn Ridge was a quick four miles with good gradual climb leading to a great vista from the top. Very fun downhill! Lake Loop is best ridden across from entrance to Clyburn and counter clockwise! Feel like it's pretty beginner Singletrack but a fun ride! Trails are in great shape and well marked! Not used by bikers a lot I feel! Going to go back soon and ride the others!

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  • jlbiker
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    Rode the Clyburn Ridge Loop and the Lake Loop. Clyburn Ridge was a quick four miles with good gradual climb leading to a great vista from the top. Very fun downhill! Lake Loop is best ridden across from entrance to Clyburn and counter clockwise! Feel like it's pretty beginner Singletrack but a fun ride! Trails are in great shape and well marked! Not used by bikers a lot I feel! Going to go back soon and ride the others!

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  • [email protected]
    *****

    Fun place to ride. The lake loop is nice and not too hard. Across the street has some nice climbs and some nice riding. Loved riding here when I lived there.

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  • *****

    Great trail around the lake. My wife and I enjoyed this trail and the views. I branched off and there are some great climbs and downhill sections that come back to the main loop. We rode in February and the conditions were great.

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  • Safetynate
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    Molly's Knob Trail. It is about 2.5 mi to the top. Up hill the whole way. Its not too steep, a better rider than me could do it. I walked a lot! The trail is well maintained, wide with no ruts, rocks, or roots to speak of. The surface is mostly tiny loose shale. It is rated expert but i think that is high. I would say intermediate. I couldnt see the lake from the top but it didnt take away from the awesome view. Pedaled twice on the way back down to the car. Awesome fast as you want to go down hill.

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  • Daniel_Sheets   ✓ supporter
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    Some of this trail,maybe 20% is doubletrack .taking that in consideration,the doubletrack is really very good and semi technical.The singletrack sections are very good on the rt. side of the lake and the climb to Mollies Knob is brutal.You are rewarded with a great view.On the left side of the lake there are 4-5 miles of new trail.These are some fantastic built trails some some good climbs and great downhills.Great views from the top. I would suggest riding all trails in the CW direction.

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