The Best Mountain Biking in Virginia

Looking for the best mountain biking in Virginia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Virginia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top mountain biking spots in and near Virginia

  • Hinton, Virginia

    Camp at Switzer Lake

    4.3
    2 mi
    Directly off of Interstate 81, headed toward West Virginia on Rt 33 is a beautiful lake only known by the locals. Switzer Lake, named because Switzer Dam was placed on the Dry River years ago to aid Harrisonburg and the surrounding area with its increased need for drinking water. The lake is seld...
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  • North Garden, Virginia

    Explore Walnut Creek Park

    4.3
    Just 25 minutes outside of Charlottesville, this is a great spot to take the family for the day and get some sunshine. If you are into mountain biking, you're in the right place. There are 13 miles of mountain bike trails that circle the lake. At the end of your ride, there are 2 beaches to stre...
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  • Rustburg, Virginia

    Explore the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center

    4.3
    If you love everything outdoors, the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center is the place for you! You can do almost any activity you can think of here. If you aren't affiliated with Liberty University, you can't rent their equipment, but you can bring you own to use. The main attraction is the lake wh...
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  • Bentonville, Virginia

    Hike the Shenandoah River State Park Loop

    5.0
    8 mi / 650 ft gain
    Shenandoah River State Park is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.  The park is full of well-maintained trails great for hiking and mountain biking.  The trails both parallel the banks of the river as it snakes through the Shenandoah Valley and through the rolling hills, which provides...
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  • Elk Creek, Virginia

    Camp at Comers Rock Recreation Area

    1 mi
    I didn't have any issues putting "Comers Rock Recreation Area" into my phone's GPS (Waze) and arriving exactly where I was supposed to. When you turn off US 21 (aka the Grayson Turnpike/Elk Creek Parkway) to Jefferson National Forest Road 57, you'll see a sign a parking lot that says "road not su...
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  • Clifton, Virginia

    Hike the Bull Run Occoquan Trail

    13 mi
    The Bull Run Occoquan Trail is located in Fairfax County, Virginia and is 50 miles outside Washington, DC and runs along the Bull Run waterway for 6.5 miles from Bull Run Marina to Fountainhead Regional Park. The blue blazed trail undulates for a total ascent of 1,510 ft and descent of 1,526 ft, ...
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  • Chesterfield, Virginia

    Mountain Bike the Lakeview Trails in Pocahontas State Park

    12.5 mi / 850 ft gain
    Lakeview I, II, and III are rated intermediate single track mountain bike trails with continuous descents and climbs, great flow, tight turns, rooty sections, a few logs, and some rocky areas. Because the trails are stacked loops, you can ride only one or all three. Riding all and the connector t...
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  • Salem, Virginia

    Mountain Bike at Carvins Cove

    5.0
    30 mi / 750 ft gain
    Carvins Cove draws attention from all over the mountain biking community, and has so much to offer both the beginner and expert alike. The best place to access the trails is from the Bennet Springs parking lot on Carvins Cove Road...the pin on the map will take you right there. There is a $2 dail...
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  • Barboursville, Virginia

    Hike the Preddy Creek Loop

    4.5
    10 mi / 550 ft gain
    My husband is a runner and I am not. I hate to run and the entire time I am running I am exhausting myself thinking how much I hate running. However, I love hiking. I can hike all day and I can kick my runner husband's butt with a pack on going up a mountain trail. The problem with this though is...
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  • Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia

    Camp at Sky Meadows State Park

    5.0
    2 mi
    Camping at Sky Meadows State Park is a great location to backpack with young kids or if you are new to backpacking. The campground has 18 primitive walk-in campsites located 1.03 miles from the overnight parking lot at the park entrance. Reservations can be made online. After checking-in and park...
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  • Chesterfield, Virginia

    Mountain Bike the Box Turtle and Tall Oaks Trails

    9.5 mi / 345 ft gain
    Box Turtle (marked with a green circle) and Tall Oaks (marked with a blue square) are part of the Morgan Trail system which both start and end at the same location. The 2.5 mile Box Turtle is rated as a beginner trail with smooth flow and easy climbs and descents. Tall Oaks, at 3.5 miles, is inte...
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  • Chesterfield, Virginia

    Mountain Bike the Morel Ravine and Little West Virginia Trails

    9 mi / 340 ft gain
    Morel Ravine (marked with a red square) and Little West Virginia (marked with a black diamond and red square) are part of the Morgan Trail system which are both reached by riding the Tall Oaks (blue square) trail.Enter Pocahontas State Park by turning onto State Park Road, from Route 655, Beach R...
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  • Roseland, Virginia

    Camp at Devil’s Backbone Basecamp

    5.0
    This place has it all : a bomb fire pit, live music, distillery, restaurant, 48 taps, mountain views, and more!  Not to mention, it’s in a great location for exploring. It’s close to tons of breweries, wineries, and cideries, it’s just a few miles from the Appalachian trail, and close to Shenando...
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  • Richmond, Virginia

    North Bank Trail

    4.0
    2.84 mi / 108 ft gain
    North Bank Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Richmond, Virginia.
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  • Charlottesville, Virginia

    Hartman Orchard and Mountain Trail Loop

    2.89 mi / 659 ft gain
    Hartman Orchard and Mountain Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Charlottesville, Virginia.
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  • Goochland, Virginia

    Leakes Mill Park

    1.84 mi / 161 ft gain
    Leakes Mill Park is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Goochland, Virginia.
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