Preddy Creek

3.75 out of 5
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↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 2,500 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This is a multi use trail system that is managed by Abemarle County. A large
outer loop with a handful of crisscrossing trails through the center. Hard
packed, flowy, wide compared to other local trails. The county web site
indicates there are 8+ miles of trail but it feels like 4 when you are riding.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (27 total check-ins)
  Scott_Primrose   on Sep 18, 2019
  wkruse   on Jul 9, 2019
  Cotharyus   on Jun 26, 2019
  jkmiller   on Apr 8, 2018
  Scott_Primrose   on Sep 29, 2017
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Reviews (13)


October 8, 2017
Review: Nice, well maintained trail system with some decent technical areas. New trails on the other side of the creek are nice and flows!

Bunny Hop

March 21, 2016
Review: Decent trails shared with horses, but the mountain bike park area is a blast! Not too difficult, more fun than technical. If I go again I will do this section over and over.

July 29, 2015
Review: This park is NOT in Ruckersville, which is in Greene County. This park is in Barboursville in Albemarle County.


July 2, 2015
Review: First time riding the trail since my review 4 years ago. Trail has developed into some very fast, flowing, wide single track. Its a blast to ride fast, but there is a lot of traffic. An advanced loop has been added ( no horses), and is more like your typical ST, While not very technical, the advanced trail dips through numerous erosion gullies, which will check your frame for cracks, or crack your collar bone if not careful. ( see tolyho's review) The negatives are traffic, shortness, and horse crap.

Bunny Hop

April 7, 2015
3flygirls Bunny Hop  
Review: I upgraded the difficulty level because it can be whatever you need it to be! You can go very fast here and the extra MTB loop adds difficulty. The downsides are that its a little too short and you need to do some of the inner loops to make it last longer, it gets VERY wet and it is heavily used. I only enjoy this with my kids (and this is great for kids and beginners) or going very fast, and I can't do that on the weekends when it is heavily used.

Granny Gear

September 21, 2014
tolyho Granny Gear  
Review: The rating of Beginner might throw out-of-towners off from getting a loop in on this little gem. The main loop (Preddy Creek Loop) is flowy and fast as well as shared with hikers and horses. If you venture into the Advance Mountain Bike loop it adds a whole new dimension to the ride with tight trees to navigate in the middle of whoops, roots and jumps. There is a small creek/drainage section with optional lines that places this into more of an higher intermediate category IMO. Bridges are 24" wide and a couple are 6' over the creek bed just after fairly large jumps. All in all just a fun trail to ride a couple of loops on with in 15 min of Charlottesville. If you're passing from VAB or RVA to the mountains to ride or on the way back I'd give it a look-see.

Similar Trail: Forest Hill Park with more traction, altitude and seclusion


May 27, 2014
mtberik Gnarly  
Review: This trail is really flowy and fun. The down side of the park is really the only trail used the the main loop. Other than that, it is really fun.

Similar Trail: Songbird


October 13, 2013
Cotharyus Doubletrack  
Review: I rode this trail July of 2012, it was HOT. A lap of the outer loop, including a preview of the advanced loop (I was riding with the builder). I was on a rigid SS and the trail was fast and flowing on that, and the advanced loop was a bit more technical, still a bit rough when I was there. In all this was a very fun trail to ride, I can imagine it being enjoyable for any level of rider, as speed would increase difficulty on any of the trail there, but beware of other users!

Updating: Rode this trail again 11/3/13. The Advance Loop is finished, or at least, open. It still lacks some finish work in places, but it's quite fun. They are serious - if you can't ride the gateway feature into the advanced trail, don't ride the advanced trail. If you can ride it, what a blast. The gully wall ride sections are a treat. The rest of the trail is still a lot of fun, but a lot more people use it on 70 degree days in the fall than 107 degree days in July.

July 17, 2012
Review: I love these trails. They are best in the summer and fall when they are not wet, since this system does not drain well. This is an easy set of trails, but it is possible to go oh-so-fast! Just flow! I go here when I want to ride fast and not have to think about rock gardens- and when its hot because the shade is great. Its also great for running or doing bricks. Don't try and do the outer loop and think you will be satisfied. I often go clockwise around once. The second loop pick up the new cambc trail, then continue the loop, and on the third take Ooty's and/or Reuben's and Sue's. You have to use the interior Trails or you will feel cheated. Fall is magical here....It's also great for beginners. I do the outer loop with my kids and while limiting speed it's great for all ages. You do need to be cautious of hikers and horses, both are plentiful. The new cambc trail is a bit raw and was tough, although not due to technicality- just needs a bit of evolution to take its course.

* Review edited 7/16/2012

June 14, 2012
Review: Nice little compact set of trails. Can see that it could be ridden very fast though the day I rode it was very wet from heavy rain the day before. I feel bad that I rode it while it was so wet but it was my last day of a three day trip to the area and the only day it wasn't raining. Even with all the rain, the trails held up quite well.

Preddy Creek MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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