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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Camp at Switzer Lake

    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 i...

    2 miles

  • Explore Walnut Creek Park

    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...

  • Explore the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center

    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 ...

  • Hike the Shenandoah River State Park Loop

    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 Va...

    8 miles 650 ft gain

  • Camp at Comers Rock Recreation Area

    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'...

    1 miles

  • Hike the Bull Run Occoquan Trail

    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 ...

    13 miles

  • Mountain Bike at Carvins Cove

    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...

    30 miles 750 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the Lakeview Trails in Pocahontas State Park

    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 onl...

    12.5 miles 850 ft gain

  • Hike the Preddy Creek Loop

    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...

    10 miles 550 ft gain

  • Camp at Sky Meadows State Park

    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. Reservati...

    2 miles

  • Mountain Bike the Box Turtle and Tall Oaks Trails

    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 cli...

    9.5 miles 345 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the Morel Ravine and Little West Virginia Trails

    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 tur...

    9 miles 340 ft gain