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Reddish Knob

Average Rating:    (3.94 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

ONE HELLUVA OF A CLIMB!!!! That about describes it. It is a 7 mile paved climb that climbs 2500 ft. DID I MENTION IT WAS A CLIMB??? Once you climb on 924 take a left on 85 at about mile 4.3 than just follow it to the top. Once you climb the pavement to the top and head back down make a right on Timber ridge trail (about .2 miles down). The first part is EXTREMELY rocky, but dont be discouraged it gets better!!! You will probably hike a bike on a boulder field. After that bear right (If you want something easier make a left on california ridge, but you would be missing out on some real fun!!! ) and stay for about 9.8 miles. Lots of nice ridge riding with rocky sections and some rock scrambles. Definately for the intermediate to advanced rider. Make a left on Wolf ridge and get ready for some fast downhill. Follow yellow diamonds all the way down This is a good initiation to Harrisonburg riding. Make sure you bring LOTS of water, tubes and an extra pair of lungs. Not for the faint of heart.
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Latitude
38.44162343712058
Longitude
-79.13829803466797
Trail Directions
Take 42 to 257 west at Dayton and just keep going to the end. Pass thru Ottobine and Briery Branch. Go past Hone Quarry a few miles and bear right. Park at the Dam at the lake. And just climb the moutain on route 924
Trail Length
13 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Harrisonburg/Dayton
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Review Date
November 22, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: outdooradv4life ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Wow, one great ride. The climb is a killer, but doable. Timber Ridge is a great trail with some great downhills and some pretty steep uphill sections. I took Wolf Ridge down off of Timber Ridge as I was told that the bottom of it had been groomed by the SBC, and it had!

Check out my full Reddish Knob Mountain Biking review for more details and pics and videos from the trail.

Recommended Route:
Up the paved road to Timber Ridge to Wolf Ridge.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Braley's Pond



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Review Date
November 21, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Nate ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Wow, one heck of a ride. The climb is killer, but well worth it. The ridgeline ride on Timber Ridge and then Wolf and Lynn Ridge is amazing. Such great views and riding, though there was more uphill than I was expecting.

Check out my full Reddish Knob trail review for some pictures and video from the ride.

Recommended Route:
Up the paved road to Timber Ridge and then Wolf Ridge.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Braley's Pond



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outdooradv4life (11/22/2011)
The full review is located at: http://outdooradventureforlife.com/8/reddish-knob-mountain-biking
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Review Date
January 22, 2006

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mrampton ,  Racer

Summary:
Please excuse my past post -- I was young and bitter and missing good local trails. I'll still never trade CA riding for what's found on the East Coast but the trails in this VA region are a great deal of fun. Hope the riding is going well with everyone.

Ahh, if only I was 2 years younger now ;)



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Review Date
August 6, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: nomadic bob ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I moved to VA after living in CA for 10 years and UT for 2 years and Ihave to say the VA riding is as good if not better in some ways. No crowds, no entitled atitudes and tons of single track that hasn't been shut off to bikers. anyway...about this ride. I rode up the paved rode...soaked in the view at the top of the knob and then came bombing down timber ridge. the way up is not technical at all but honestly I was looking for an opportunity to just climb w/out having to dodge roots & rocks. it's a good cardio work out. the downhill is almost obscene. it's a total blast and just goes on and on. the last couple miles before the forest road have jump after jump and some nice rocky sections. I can't wait to go up and explore more single track in this area. total respect to VA mt. biking!

Recommended Route:
I rode the route out of the Falcon guide (Mt. Biking Virginia). Up 924 FS 85 to the top of Reddish knob down timber ridge the whole way (stay to the right all the way down) to FS 101 back to 924



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Review Date
June 30, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: jfwrestler75 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Wether you shuttle the 7 mile road climb (yes- it is a CLIMB!!!) or ride it, you will still get a great ride in. Come and camp, fish some, and ride the great trails. Great ridge riding. Fast, technical climbs and downhills.



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