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  1. #1
    Mtb Extraordinaire
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Any good riding near Smith Mtn Lake (Roanoke) ?

    Heading up to the inlaws for the weekend. I am doing Carvins Cove on Saturday and have ridden there many times before.

    Can anyone recommend anywhere else that is worth hitting up for Sunday ??? I have done Douthat a few years ago (kinda boring if not beautiful) and Candler Mtn (horrible as there were only about 2 miles of trail). I've heard there are a lot of new trails on Candler but is there ? Is it worth the hour drive ?

    My buddy and I are 2 expert level riders and cover ALOT of ground quickly.

  2. #2
    Mtb Extraordinaire
    Join Date
    May 2006
    How about a new link to the Carvins Cove trail map .... my link doesn't work anymore ?!?!

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Angler's Ridge here in Danville has about 33 miles of trail. Details here...The Southern Virginia Mountain Bike Association
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Probably too late for this ride, but

    3 small systems not too far from the lake, Mill Mountain, Explore Park, and Montvale.

    If you really like to ride big and don't mind exploring, some of the best riding in the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains north of Montvale. All kinds of big mile loops are possible with the Glenwood Horse Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway and interconnecting trails in the Jefferson National Forest. Dody Ridge, Spec Mines, Mineshaft, Cornelius Creek, etc. I've been riding over there for the past 7-8 years and still have not ridden it all.

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    Above is one of Roberts big rides.
    Last edited by CraigCreekRider; 08-18-2013 at 01:50 PM. Reason: Add Link

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