Burke Farm - Trail, Culpeper, Virginia

Burke Farm - Trail, Culpeper, Virginia

DESCRIPTION

The most fun I have had on a mountain bike since I can remember. They have done a great job in a short period of time. Super fast single track sections, rocky challenges, one lung buster climb followed by screaming downhill. Teeter-totter, off camber bridges, great use of what God provided.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 10, 2013]
austburn
Weekend Warrior

Just checked out this trail today! Although it's January, we had a beautiful day in Virginia for riding. This is a great trail that I suggest you check out. I checked out the Intermediate section of this course (the gate that is next to the Burke residence) and man, was it a blast! It started out quite difficult I must be honest, some intense rock gardens like I hadn't seen before. Once I got through that section, it was much more fun. The "Perimeter Trail" is nice and rolling, many ups and downs. The things I liked most about these trails were all the tight turns. I checked out "The Switchbacks," much fun as well. I would say overall, this is not a difficult trail in terms of uphill climbs, etc. I was pedaling a majority of the time. A lot of flat land. Some logs if you're into that. Overall, I had a lot of fun at this course, and will definitely be returning to check out more of the intermediate section, as well as the expert and beginner sections!

Customer Service

My favorite run was Rick's Hill, I think it's called. Some weaving uphill, and then it was a lot of fast downhill through the woods. The switchbacks, although short, were a lot of fun as well.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 07, 2005]
amaner
Weekend Warrior

First off, this is a private reserve on rented property, managed by Central Area Mountain Bike Organization. Check out www.rideva.com to find phone numbers for the Culpeper or Warrenton Bike Stop locations. Excellent selection of singletrack trails, ranging from relaxing, to technical and flowing, to almost evil. * The "advanced beginner/intermediate" trails are great for your daily workout, offering up a nicely flowing mix of tight turns, rocks, steeps, and creek crossings (one runs right over a moss-covered flat rock, that has caught out more than a few riders). Trails are well-conceived, and options are offered at the most technical bits (large log crossings, steep ruts, etc) for those just starting out. While I prefer the techy bits, I'm glad they chose to install the options, since it makes it easier to talk new riders into giving Burke Farm a shot! * The advanced area is steep, rocky, and challenging. It starts with a sweet short & steep loop, followed by a rediculously steep & rocky climb into the fun stuff. Once you've reached the top, you're welcomed by some tricky, off-camber rock sections, followed by a short but very hard (for me, at least) rock garden (with large & small rocks, and plenty of tire traps). Once you're past this garden and a few follow-ons, you're rewarded with a crazy sweet drop called "The Plunge," which is a high speed, butt-over-the-tire drop, followed by a banked plank bridge to the right, followed by a sweet berm to the left. Keep your speed up and rail it! You then have a bit of flat before you reach a tall (the pivot is roughly 5 ft off the ground) teeter-totter placed over a thick fallen tree. The option, in this case, is a sweet packed mud/stick ramp over the same tree (my favorite). Next is a nice plank ride over another felled tree, with a banked option for the faster guys. One offshoot of this trail is the Snake ride, which snakes up and down a tight and steep ravine. Basically, you drop in and snake your way down the ravine, making tight turns at the peaks, with fast drops through the troughs. In my opinion, this is the best feature.

Customer Service

See above.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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