Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>Virginia >>

Lat: Lng:

Peaks View Park

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Great technical trails throughout though not quite as fast as candlers mtn. Beginners can stay on the main fireroad and more advanced riders can venture up into the single track to the left all along the fireroad.
discuss this trail in the Virginia, WV, Maryland, DC, Delaware forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
37.42061729995563
Longitude
-79.2282485961914
Trail Directions
Take 501 north and follow the signs to peaks view park, then park up top and follow the paved paths down to the creek, stay on the left side of the creek(baskeball courts) till you cross over a little bridge with pipes under it, follow the path until it ends in some athletic fields, keep going straight across the fields and there's a fireroad, there are trailheads all along the left hand side in the woods, generally they all loop back around back to the fireroad.
Trail Length
5-10
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Lynchburg
Web Address
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 5 (15 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
April 15, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Blue ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a GREAT trail system that never gets old. All trails and trail heads are now very clearly marked with large "road posts" at intersections. Bridges have been built over once hazardous ravines. Skill challenges have been added - multiple jumps. While the entire system was once basically non-technical, over the years, several trails HAVE become somewhat technical, as roots have become exposed, turning once buttery smooth trails into challenging climbs and descents.

Only one trail is truly Expert, IMO, and that would be Slalom. It's a blast, but be careful. That one left a scar on my leg after a nasty fall trying to execute a hairpin left turn that is part of an insane drop-jump-turn-downhill section. At the end, is you so choose, there is a roughly 4ft sheer drop to the trail below. It looks a LOT more intimidating from above, than below.

There is a paved walking-running-biking trail that runs to the back of the park, via the perimeter, for those just looking for a lazy ride, with several entrances into the trail system. It helps to know the trails, in order to put together a really good ride. Depending on your route, it can be a punishing, climb filled route or one filled with sweet, twisty downhill runs. Or, blend the trails just right and you get a good balance back and forth between the two.

The system is compact enough that you can double back and re-ride or reverse course to get a different feel. And you're never very far from an exit if you need to bail. If you get lost, just head downhill, you'll pop out one of the trail heads eventually.

This park is literally less than a minute, by bike, from my front door, so I have ridden it, ad nauseum, and I still love it, so it's worth a drive if you're looking to venture away from your usual spots. If you're looking for a SERIOUS challenge, then Candler's Mtn is the place you need to go. It WILL kick your butt!

One last thing, be prepared to share the trail with runners, especially when the weather gets nice. They're not overrunning the place (no pun), but they're on the trails often enough that you need to be thinking about them, especially given that there are a couple of places that have blind turns on fast downhills and things could get ugly if you're not thinking ahead.

Recommended Route:
My favorite route, starting from the lower parking area, is to enter on the first trail head, just past the soccer fields, go L at first fork - Grape Vine, when you come to the 3 way intersection, execute basically a u-turn to the R - Ridge Gap, then L onto Roller Coaster, then L on Trail Head to the next trail on the R (~100 ft) - Cyclone, take a L on the Fire Road and climb the trail all the way to the top and take a R onto Upper Piney, just before you hit the end of this trail, there will be an obvious and tight U-turn onto Lower Piney, cut across the Fire Road back onto Cyclone, when you come back to the head, continue straight, drop across the creek, then go L on Rock Pile, which will you bring you back to the 3 way intersection - Ridge Gap, Grape Vine and Steve's Bowl-a-Rama. This will have been about a 30 min ride to this point. Still have time, drop into the Steve's Bowl-a-Rama and just keep exploring from there!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Candler's is the best in all of Central VA. If you're close to Bedford, Falling Creek park is a fun ride, but not worth much more than a 30-40 min drive, IMO. Walnut Creek, in Albermarle County is a Peak's View type park, but even more challenging. Black Water Creek park has a nice mix of rides.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
September 15, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Bangedup ,  Racer

Summary:
This is a very cool trail system i raced it as part of the va derailer series.The roller coaster trail is awesome.The tightness of the trails makes it fun and challenging.

Recommended Route:
The race course is good.Any way you go it is a lot of fun.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
June 30, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: jfwrestler75 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great trails. Central VA Mountain Bike Association takes great care of these trails. Fun- something for everyone. Easy to put down 15 miles here. Lots of fun little downhills and uphills. Not too technical. Very Fun

Recommended Route:
Hit the Rollercoaster Trail.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
June 19, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: kindacreeky ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
rode trail while visitng relatives in Lynchburg. Great trail. Not too much elevation variation: maybe 150 to 200 ft. Feels like 2/3 of trail is downhill. well designed. very open, for the most part, with 3-4 ft wide trail and fairly open woods. Roller coaster was really fun. ran it over and over. Whole trail is a blast and good workout place for intermediate mtn biker. did not try slalom, as it looked too steep.

Recommended Route:
I rode generally counter-clockwise. Roller coaster really has a best way to ride it. Rock Pile is challenging as a climb.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
dont know any.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
November 29, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: RetroG ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A BLAST !!! This is a great little city park that, for it's small size, has alot of fun trail. It is tight, roller coaster singletrack that made me dizzy after about an hour of riding. The builder did an excellent job putting this together. No big climbs, really no technical aspects at all except the tightness of the trails. It's all intermediate in my opinion.
I rate this a 4 due to the "fun" factor.

Recommended Route:
I downloaded this map and followed the directions to the trailhead. http://go.to/cvma



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 5 (15 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

MTBR on Facebook