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Angler's Ridge Trail System

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 35

The Angler's Ridge Trail System is a new trail system which weaves it's way throughout the new "CyberPark" industrial park just southwest of the Danville Regional Airport. Using the old gravel farm roads as a backbone, IMBA-inspired singletrack has been constructed throughout the park. Over 6 miles of wooded singletrack with multiple creek crossings and log crossings await.

These trails were used to host Danville's first-ever MTB race held in September of 2003 as part of the Virginia Derailer Race Series. The race loop includes almost every trail including "Little Pisgah", "Slingshot", "Hot Tamale", "Screaming Eagle", and "Angler's Ridge Trail".

Thanks to the Southern Virginia Mountain Bike Association for their hard work and dedication and their great partnership with Danville's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The SVMBA leads great club rides every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. They can be contacted through e-mail at svmba@adelphia.net.
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Latitude
36.563151553545985
Longitude
-79.36660766601562
Trail Directions
Hwy 29 Bypass (just south of Hwy 58 East intersection) to Danville Welcome Center. Follow signs to Boat Ramp via Stinson Road and Northside Drive. Angler's Park Boat Ramp and Mountain Bike Trails are co-located. Check trailhead kiosk for trail map and other information.
Trail Length
6 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Danville
Zip/Postal Code
24540
Country
U.S.A
   


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Review Date
July 12, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: SlipperyPete ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great XC trail system. A nice step-up elevation- and technicality-wise from the Raleigh-Durham trail systems. This is an easy half-day trip from the Triangle, and if I had more time, I'd make the trip more often. Trails are very well taken care of, and the SVMBA folks are always up for a ride. Definitely a must-ride destination if you live in NC or Virginia.

Recommended Route:
Follow the red race route. Then ride Witchback. Heck, it's all good.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Warrior Creek, Dark Mountain, Briar Chapel, San Lee.



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Review Date
May 10, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dan4jeepin ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I drive down from lynchburg about once a month to ride these trails. Great trails with some fun features but no crazy climbs.



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Review Date
February 3, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Cannondale Rider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
All of these trails are the best in the area.Can't ask for better maintained trails. I ride them 2/3 times a week,haven't gotten tired of them yet.Don't tell anyone about them,,let's keep them all to ourself. Just kiddin...

Recommended Route:
Start with Witchback,Then hit the Red trail.I make a few detours to get a little more distance.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Greensboro has a good trail system too. You have to ride some rodes and cross some rodes to get to all the trails.Not much climbing,,but a lot of miles can be rode. If it rains, they close the trails.Don't drain very well.



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Review Date
November 1, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: daniel sheets ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Anglers ridge trail system now has over 26 miles of trails.Witchback trail @6.5 miles is the toughest w/at least 5 epic climbs.Crooked stick @ 5.5 miles is next w/plenty of creek crossings,tight turns & hills, then hot tomale w/a little everything @4 miles other trails you can ride in loops with green easy@ 2 miles, blue inter.@ 6 miles and red more difficult @ 12 miles.Go to SVMBA for more details.

Recommended Route:
See trail summary ,go to SVMBA website & facebook

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Douthat State Park Clifton Forge Va.



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Review Date
October 30, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dacarbon ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
These trails are a total gem! You wouldn't know it since they aren't really advertised, but there is almost 25 miles of ripping singletrack, complete with a gravity hill, multiple creek crossings, jumps, twisty singletrack, smooth flow, sapling mazes, rock gardens, and even a dreaded Graveyard hill or two tossed in for good measure.

If you ride it hard, you can get a pretty solid workout from the constant up and down hills. Or you can take it mellow and enjoy a good 3 hours exploring the trail network. Definitely worth multiple repeat visits.

If you break something, downtown Danville is not far away and there are at least two good bike shops in the area.

They host 2 well-run races every year, keep your eyes peeled! I did the Southside Scramble this year and it was a hoot.

Recommended Route:
Red loop, baby!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Beaver Dam



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