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Level: Advanced
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +741/973 ft
Total: 39 riders
 

Mountain Biking Wolf Ridge Trail

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#35 of 286 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#1,382 in the world

After 3 yrs of work by Trail Dynamics, Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, (http://www.svbcoalition.org/) and countless other volunteers, the lower fall line portion of the trail has been rerouted into awesome single-track. Trail is usually combined with other trails (Lynn Tr.)to make a loop, or shuttled from Reddish Knob (Timber Ridge Tr. to Wolf). Hundreds of miles of trails in the area. Stop by Shenandoah Bicycle Company
(135 South Main St. Harrisonburg, Va. 22801 540-437-9000) in downtown Harrisonburg for more info. As with all trails in this area; steep, rocky, scenic, awesome single-track are common descriptions. Bring extra tubes as pinch flats are common.
Now that you're on your bike follow the dirt road 3/4 mile from Rt 924 and you will see a gate, and no trespassing signs. Turn left, Lynn Trail starts here (signed as Trail 436). Climb 1200 feet in the next 1 1/2 miles and take a left at the trail junction, and get ready for 5 miles of mostly downhill bliss. When you get dropped out on the gravel Tillman Rd, take a left, then another left at the "T" intersection and you'll be back on Rt 924 to find where you left your car.
To do this as a big loop or shuttle keep going up to the top of mountain on Rt 924, turn left on Paved Forest Rd 25, go to Reddish Knob and ride Timber Ridge Tr. down to Wolf.
All the trails off the mountain will drop you out on Tillman Rd. so if don't panic if you take the wrong trail.

First added by RoadWarrior on Oct 15, 2010. 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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Getting there
To do as a moderate length loop;(12 mi.) Find Briery Branch, Va on the map and follow Rt 257 west. After 3 miles 257 ends and becomes 924, At this intersection Tillman Rd. comes in from the left. 3/4 of a mile up Tillman is where Wolf Ridge Tr. ends. There is only room to park one vehicle at the end of Wolf, so continue up Rt 924 for exactly 2.75 miles and turn left on the dirt road. Can park any where but the best place to park is at Briery Branch Lake which is on the left 1/4 mile before the turn off.
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  • Alex NIN
    *****

    Absolutely epic ride! Pedaled up the road 10 miles to earn some amazing downhill. From Reddish Knob took the Timber Ridge trail down to Wolf Ridge. Technical and steep in places then awesome flow section on lower section of Wolf Ridge Trail, some of the best I've ever rode. Amazing job by the SVBC and volunteers this ride had it all from killer views up top to endless downhill sections and finished off with the definition of well built trail. Will come back for sure

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  • Cotharyus
    *****

    If ever a trail had it all ...

    I rode this by parking on Tillman, and riding up Briary 10 miles to the top of Reddish Knob. The Timber Ridge trail from there, lined to the top of Wolf Ridge, and down that.

    The top of this trail is old school single track at it's best. Lots of rocks, narrow, steep in places, good fun. The lower section that's been re-routed is flowy and fast. By the time you get there, your hands are ready for it, they get awfully tired of grabbing the brakes on the steep sections up top.

    This trail is the essence of mountain biking. You'll suffer to get to the top, unless you can find a sucker to shuttle you up, but going down removes all your doubts: You will do this again.

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  • trnsprt
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    I rode this trail on Nov 14, 2012. A lot of downed trees from the hurricane. I did a lot of maintenance on the way up the climb. Anything I could move myself. However as of this time it is very slow going initially . It does get better as you go. But there were still a lot of downed trees in the way of a hassle free ride. Steep initial climb. I am a 5 out of 10 on cardio and I ended up walking quite a bit of the climb. I just don't have the lungs for it. The top of the descent (short loop) is only marginally rocky and pretty straight forward. **Bottom half of descent is very much worth the price of admission.** I considered riding it again just to do the bottom half. It is a nice, flowy, fun ride. The short version that are in the description/directions requires a road stretch to complete the loop. Not my favorite trail of all time but very much worth your while if you are in the area and enjoy downhill.

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  • jtorlando25
    *****

    Epic downhill sections. There are sections of downhill that are so long you have to stop and take breaks to shake out your fingers because they are sore from grabbing handfuls of brake levers. The last mile or so of trail is beautifully groomed into a dowhnill run of berms, rollers, and jumps. Huge fun to be had here.

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