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Level: Easiest
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 21 riders
 

Mountain Biking Strasburg Reservoir

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Nice fire road with gentle ascending grade to the reservoir. Great for kids and out of shape adults. If you bring kids, bring some fishing poles as the reservoir is rarely fished, so kids will have non-stop action there with the small fish. I have seen people swim there, although I am not sure how safe it is. This is the end of the Signal Knob trail noted elsewhere, but for those looking for something less epic, it is a pretty cool place to visit.

First added by manvacamp2000 on May 25, 2009. Last updated May 11, 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
55 West of Front Royal, Left on Fort Valley Rd, Past Signal Knob parking about 6 miles to right on Boyer. Bear Right on Mine Mountain Lane, then right again on Fire Rd. Follow fire road until you get to a closed gate and park in gravel, on the right. Careful not to bottom out on the crest of the fire Rd.
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  • [email protected]

    The trail is not technical, but fun. Definitely a good begginer trail, or trail for kids. It could be longer if you want a bit of cardio, there are several places to park and/or camp along fr66 on the way up. The foliage is worth the trip in the fall. Pretty steady climb up to the resevoir and a nice descent back. This trail also intersects with the signal knob trail (singletrack) if you want to add a little more challenge to the ride.

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  • Gsabella4
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    Nice Fire road trail. A decent climb heading from gate to the reservoir itself. I'm in decent shape and got a good workout with keeping steady pace. Great views of the reservoir, cool place to visit and chill out for a minute. Trail goes past the reservoir towards Signal Knob. The Ride back to your vehicle is a great downhill ride, focus on picking your line when you're picking up speed. Some larger rocks in the road could throw you off. Good Hour, hour and a half ride here.

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  • gm825
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    There's a few great camping spots, so bring the family and stay a while.

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  • clear_star82
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    Nothing special... it's a fire road with gentle climbs and descents. There are several trails that cross this road, the whole area is full of them, but I'm betting they are hiking trails only. The only thing to mention really about this trail is the reservoir at the end. Someone said earlier you could swim here, but there could be an underwater current given that it's an active reservoir. Also, the road keeps going after the reservoir if you want more of a work-out. Trailhead: 38.920864,-78.380440 Reservoir: 38.944839,-78.354568* Review edited 9/19/2009

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