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Rappahannock Ridge

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Take 95 south or north to exit 130 to Culpeper (west). Stay in right lane and make right into Central Park Blvd. Make a right on Fall Hill Avenue. Go about a mile and cross over I-95 then down a windy hill and just at the bottom across a small canal bridge to the right is a gravel lot (Park there). To the left is a gated gravel drive way which is part of Virginia Outdoor Center (Don’t park there). Hop on your bike and cross Fall Hill to the gated drive on the left. Trail head is way down the gated gravel drive about half a mile then go another half mile down the jogging path to an open gavel parking lot and road. Make a right up the gravel road a few meters and trail head is on the right. Stay in granny gear for a very steep ramp climb. Trails consist of 7-8 miles of single-track. Trail is very technical at the beginning until you reach a drainage tunnel taking you under I-95. Trail opens up to a fire road after the tunnel. Stay to the right and becomes single track at the billboard signs. Then veer left into the woods for some moderate down hills and moderate climbs. Stay left throughout the rest of the trail. It dumps you back out at the gravel lot you came in at from the jogging path.
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Latitude
38.317821275375955
Longitude
-77.48760223388672
Trail Length
7
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fredericksburg
State/Territory/Province
VA
Zip/Postal Code
22401
Country
US
Web Address
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Reviews 1 - 5 (6 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
May 17, 2012

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: SuperDuper898 ,  Racer

Summary:
I'm not sure what the other reviews are all about regarding this trail. It's a seriously bad trail to ride if you don't like danger. There's a section of trail that runs along the top of a quarry - inches from the edge, no barrier, no guardrail, no chance of survival if you slip. In short, don't ride this trail unless you are absolutely ok with dying.

Recommended Route:
I would not recommend this route to anyone.



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Review Date
January 13, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: head ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
check out FATMUG.org for info on the trails and the folks trying to keep them open and fun.



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Review Date
August 24, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: thelandryhat ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
First off, I am a beginner. Some of this trail is perfect for beginners, but a good portion of it IS NOT. I found this out Saturday when I passed over a small single track bridge, kept left and climbed, climbed and climbed, fell, fell and fell, and nearly broke my hip before I finally decided that I made a big boo boo. I had no idea where I was, and got up to this area of nothing but red dirt and tractors and "Central Park" blocks. I was lost. I went down the hills, which is where I actually flew and landed on my hip. Too much obstacles and climbs if you have no idea how to do it, it is a real pain, no pun intended. Last time I go alone. I hope to find a way to take this trail for a longer period of time, but less climbs and less major obstacles. I will invest in clips and cleats soon to get over those huge logs. But, this trail is right near my apartment, so I will continue to find ways to challenge myself. Anyone in the area who can go with me to show me the way this trail should be taken, please e-mail me at thelandryhat@hotmail

But let me recover first. I have a huge welt and bump on my hip. OUCH!

(Used 2009 Specialized Rockhopper 29er COMP disc)

Recommended Route:
I wish I knew



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Review Date
August 14, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Chris442 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is an excellent trail that I really wish I had found years ago. These new directions make it much easier to find. There are plenty of climbs and descents and it is an overall great trail.

One issue that we are going to have on this trail is that it looks like construction or something along this line is beginning just a little bit after you go through the 95 tunnel. I road this trial Tuesday night (8/12/08) and there was a dirt road plowed across two sections of the trail and it ended by blocking a third section. There was a drilling rig sitting on this third section. Not good at all!

Recommended Route:
Follow the directions as given in the description and you will have a blast!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lodi Farm - membership required
Poor Farm Park
Burke Farm - membership required
Fountainhead Park
Belle Isle
Quantico MCB



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Review Date
June 7, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mietus ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This really is a challenging trail... a great workout for sure, with enough terrain challenges to test your skills as well. Plus, it's down by the river, so it's pretty scenic...

Compared to Hollywood Farm, it's more technical, and more difficult aerobically.

And, on top of it, you're only a mile or so from Carl's for some post-race carb-replenishment.
2200 Princess Anne St... enjoy!

Recommended Route:
If you can ride it for the first time right after a race (www.fredevents.org), then there will be a fair number of signs giving you the optimum route.

If not, ride the fire road in and just before you hit the quarry lake, take a left up the hill... when in doubt, stay high until you're ready to go back down to the River and ultimately back to parking.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Richmond, Brown's Island: Love it
Ashland, Poor Farm: Like it
F-Burg, Hollysood/Lodi: Like it
F-Burg, Ferry Farm: o.k.



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