Walnut Creek is probably a 45 min to hour drive for the OP, it's 15 minutes south of Charlottesville Massanutten is a far superior ride and it's likely closer.I'd just drive to one of the Charlottesville/Albemarle trails like Walnut Creek and others (haven't lived there for a few years myself).
Ha! It occurred to me, this might be you Nolan, but I thought you'd have tabs on those trails already, so I thought it couldn't be that Nolan. You might make a friend at WFS, they have a loop too. Also, some pro-builders were at Blue Ridge last season, there's more there now, but I haven't been there recently. My loop in Forest Lakes is up to 10 miles too.Thanks for the response. I used to live in the area and am familiar with all of the stuff in Charllotesville, and was actually at the very first Preddy Creek work day with some BRS boys! I am definitely interested in Massanutten and the gravel grinds. Ill have to look into those when I get there. Will, you and I have met, built trails and ridden together before. Not sure if you remember. I used to work at the Blue Ridge School helping out with the Outdoor Program. Thanks for the input and keep it coming! Its going to be a tough transition not living 10 minutes from Pisgah!
There's a nice road past Graves Mill that goes quite a way before stopping near Skyline Drive. There's another road between Criglersville and Syria that goes over to Rapidan Camp. Quaker Run Road. Once you reach the saddle it run across the top of Blakey Ridge out to Ruth and goes down the other side of the mountain over to the cabins at Rapidan camp. You can also reach Hoover's Cabin from there as well. There's also a really nice road that comes off the drive and goes past Hoover's Camp. I know these guys who rode it on dirt bikes back in the 80's (and didn't get caught). :lol: