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Hey guys, Me and my wife are planning to take vacation for a week, and we stay in Luray, Va close to Skyline Drive. We love this place and have been a couple of times there before. This year, I want to get my bikes there. Can you suggest any trails around that area? I am fine, if I have to drive a bit to get the trail.
 

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Goto connect.garmin.com/explore and search for mountain biking GPS tracks in that area. Tons of stuff west of Harrisonburg in the mountains. Also lots of rocky stuff all around massanutten mt. too.
 

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When in Luray you are pretty much bordering the George Washington National Forest (it's about 5 miles to the West) and hundreds of miles of sweet trails. Most of the trails near Luray are very rocky but very fun, I recommend bringing a bike with big tires and suspension if possible. The closest trail system would be the Kennedy Peak loop made up of the Stephens Trail and a nice portion of the Massanutten East ridge line. Stop in Hawksbill Bicycles in Luray and talk to Joe, he can tell you all about it.

http://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/StephensTrail/

About 45 minutes South down I-81 is the town of Harrisonburg and the gateway to one of the largest and most developed trail systems in the East. These trails are also part of the GWNF but are much buffer (less rocks). Stop in Shenandoah Bicycle Company in downtown Harrisonburg and talk to anyone. Be sure to purchase a trail map.
 

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mtnpat said:
When in Luray you are pretty much bordering the George Washington National Forest (it's about 5 miles to the West) and hundreds of miles of sweet trails. Most of the trails near Luray are very rocky but very fun, I recommend bringing a bike with big tires and suspension if possible. The closest trail system would be the Kennedy Peak loop made up of the Stephens Trail and a nice portion of the Massanutten East ridge line. Stop in Hawksbill Bicycles in Luray and talk to Joe, he can tell you all about it.

https://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/StephensTrail/
If you like rocks this is a great ride. Many of the rocks are embedded and ride-able. It's pretty intense but fun at the same time. Like MtnPat says, a good FS ride. Pics from that loop
Massanutten Mountain
https://s227.photobucket.com/albums...isonburg VA/Massanutten Mountain Rt675 North/
Stephens Trail
https://s227.photobucket.com/albums...tten Mountain Harrisonburg VA/Stephens Trail/

Good Stuff:D
 

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Looks promising- I will def leave some of my skin there =D
For Massanutten Mountain I need to have an annual pass, is it a true statement? I won't be able to complete any TM (if only NJ TM counts =D) so the pass is the only option I have.
 

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Borland said:
Looks promising- I will def leave some of my skin there =D
For Massanutten Mountain I need to have an annual pass, is it a true statement?
Just for the part of the mountain that is part of the resort (Hoo Ha - Super D is on resort property). The resort is at the south end of the mountain near Harrisonburg. The rest of the mountain and trails are on Forest Service property - open to the public and free (Stephens Trail loop included) The mountain is 30 or more miles long.
 

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Oh ok, I will stop by in the LBS to get maps I guess, so I don't run into troubles with the resort.
 
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