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Henry Lanum Memorial trail

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 1

This trails is friggin awesome. It's a 6.2 mile loop and worth every bit of it. You start by going down to the cascades on a wide jeep road type thing. Then you cross a creek and that's where the single track starts. then you climb...and climb...until you get to the top of Mt. pompeii. From there it's literally all downhill. Your brakes will be smokin, but just let go and enjoy the super technical descent. It was AWESOME down hill. Then you have to climb a bit more but the downhill after that is psycho fast and funner than anything I've ridden in the area. Enjoy!!!!
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Latitude
37.67040371282066
Longitude
-79.21550273895263
Trail Directions
Take 81 north if coming from south and 81 south if coming from the north. Get on Rte. 60 east and go past Buena vista about 9 miles. Take a left on Coppertown Rd and follow signs to the Appalachain trail.(no you arent going to ride the AT. Keep dreaming) Pass the AT and keep going about 1/4 of a mile and you'll see signs for it.
Trail Length
6.2 mile loop
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Buena Vista
Zip/Postal Code
24416
Country
USA
   


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Review Date
October 26, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: striker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We took this trail as a side diversion to riding in Douthat State Park. It's fairly remote and off the beaten path but well marked and maintained. We saw lots of hikers but I'm not sure if that is normal for a Thursday in October.

Rocky and steep in places with a killer downhill section. The climb to the top of Mt. Pleasant is very rocky and we left the bikes behind and hiked up.

Worth riding if you're in the area and looking for something different.

Recommended Route:
counter clock wise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Douthat.



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