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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +440/ -387 ft
Total: 28 riders

Mountain Biking Sugar Hollow Park

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#62 of 300 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#2,146 in the world

The trails entrances are near the parking area and are pretty easy to find. There are people who walk some of the trails, but there are smaller singletrack trails that run off at certain areas that lead back towards the camp grounds. back in the campground area you will find a gazeebo area called lions gate and a trail that starts off with stairs but turns into a steep singletrack climb, once you reach the ridge the track splits and turns into real ruff terrain( which I think is a hiking trail) but we road it anyway. There are some fast downhills, but be cautious, you may encounter some trees that have fallen. I enjoy it and have ridden it often. It is a great place to enjoy nature and escape the world for awhile.

First added by jat74 on Jun 26, 2008. Last updated May 3, 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
Off of interstate 81 S. take exit 7 ( if you are comming north, make a left at light, then a right at the next light) and at traffic light make a right. At the following traffic light make another right onto Lee Hwy and the park entrance will be about a 1/4 mile on left. You can follow the road to the back of the park for additional parking and easier access to the trails.
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  • Julio Rodriquez

    Lots of trails but not marked the best. Ride with a local if possible for a better experience

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  • Mike Hagen

    trails are kept up well. Some paved some not. Good place to learn how to mtb. Some rather technical sections as well.

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  • masonjar

    Great place right of the interstate. Well worth a visit always improving.

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  • Daniel_Sheets   ✓ supporter

    First it is not a Mt. biking trail.This a good trail for bike riding.Lots of paved trails for easy pedaling and lots of dirt trails for a better mt. biking feel.A good place to learn bike handling skills before getting on real mt. biking trails.

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  • jayhubbs

    Me and my 15 year old son rode here yesterday, the trails were in great shape. This is our first time here and compared to warrior's path, which we have ridden multiple times isn't quite as technical but there are a few tricky parts. There is one climb that is pretty brutal that overlooks a building next to the park; all in all we will definitely come here again.

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  • rodylove

    "Sugar" has a little bit of riding for everyone. It is a place that you can take a beginner and show them the ropes, or a place where the seasoned can go and really challenge themselves. There are no "man made" obstacles in the park all trails are technical the way nature intended them to be. Fast switchy singletrack with some serious climbs in the back side of the park which lead you to some gnarly downhill sections all of which a littered with roots and baby heads when you least expect them. Maps are available at the white house to the right of the top of the dam, keep in mind this is a growing park there are trails created over the fall that arent on the map and others which are being created now(a new map should be available by summer) and all the difficulty ratings on the map are for HIKERS. Enjoy your ride, and visit often.* Review edited 3/14/2012

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