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the six pack downhills

Average Rating:    (4.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

rifle range, west va on route 33 (invitational 1996) the lynn trail, reddish knob (invitational, 1997) big hollow, hone quarry (invitational, 1998) long run, route 33 (mass start 1998) dictum's ridge, route 33 second mountain, route 33 rocky run, route 33 short hone quarry, hone quarry red diamond, flagpole knob (bruised a liver, 1997) mud pond gap, near flagpole knob (mass start 1998) california ridge, reddish knob wolf trail to lynn trail, reddish knob hearthstone ridge, reddish knob lookout mountain, wild oak trail narrow back figure-8, near wild oak trail (broke three collar bones, tacoed a wheel and broke a collar bone, all during the 1998 ride) in 1999 be on the lookout for dowell's draft and the new dyer's knob/high school dropout trail to be added. also, some of you may notice that i've omitted a couple of notable trails in the stokesville area. so go ride them with pride and know that they are a secret and shall always remain a secret. as bike put it, "yokels only."
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Latitude
38.44784159282963
Longitude
-78.8694977760315
Trail Directions
this is an impromptu list of the six pack downills that i've come up with while waiting for my laundry to dry. i was not part of the first two seasons, so there are plenty others that i'm not thinking of. they're scattered throughout the woods. many are reviewed hear, particularly under the headings "shenandoah mountain" and "the wild oak trail." this is by no means an exhaustive list of all the trails used by beer-drinking, fat-tire crazed fiends of the shendandoah valley, it just gives you an idea of what's out there. first is the name of the trail, second is it's general location, and in parentheses is any notable info.
Trail Length
varied miles. the average downhill is just under 2 miles long.
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Harrisonburg
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Review Date
January 19, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: yakuzafreerider ,  Downhiller

Summary:
The Trails within the six packs are awesome for All kinds of riders. Hard work to the top but the reward of a sweet downhill is worth the work...I must say reading the past reviews even though they are from years ago show poor sportsmanship. Everyone has a riding style they prefer...and if they want to they can ride where they like. Bad attitudes seem to come from each side so grow up! This type of BS could cause problems for more growth in the biking industry we all love. Other than that the area is beautiful with so many trails to offer anyone a piece of MTBing bliss. Happy trails-
yakuzafreerider

Recommended Route:
all of them

Other recommended trails in the same area:
all of them



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Review Date
March 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jboss , from harrisonburg va

Summary:
Why ride up the pavement? Park at Todd Lake, ride around to the back-side and take the single track up to little bald 3000ft in 3.5 miles......then take yourself down to the newly reopened BUCK MOUNTAIN trail for about 7.5 miles of DH back to tilighman road....a good few hour ride bring some food... If you like logs hit up Grooms Ridge as it usually has 30+ logs and never stops going down..... Or if you just want a 1-2 hour ride hit up boyscout and grindstone mountain for shortish demanding climbs and crap your pants downhills. Not for the lazy, the best trails can not be shuttled as the gates are closed most of the year, let the shuttlers ride california trail all they want, it is usually unmaintained and cuts you up pretty good in the summer with thorns.. Oh yeah, go to the 6-pack DHs without any attitude and stick around for the partys too. Some of those boys on the hardtails have managed to get into the top 3 and many in the top 10 at the massanutten DH on the old world cup course each year----they can teach most any of you a thing or two about going fast in the forest.



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Review Date
October 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dave Sullivan , from Faifax, Va

Summary:
I guess that fact that this area is called Six-pack "Downhills" has people confused. Yes you can go Downhilling there, but if thats your bag, go somwhere eles like Wintergreen or Snoeshoe. You won't have any fun here. Plus as you can see, the XC people are very rude and can't open thier minds to your style of riding. I shuttled last year and was told by a XCer I shouldn't be here if I can't ride to the top. I did ride to the top...in a truck. I guess I am a pussy! Eat me!
If XC is you bag you'll love it! Plenty of closed minded people just like you.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Elizabeth Furnace



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Review Date
October 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Fred Bulhoilz , from staunton,va

Summary:
This place is not for Downhillers. stay out. go some somewhere else. This place is not for you. Only really Mountain bikers.
Ever notice on OLN how all the Downhillers on the Norba circut suck and ride big travel bikes. I think Tinker goes Way faster downhill than Lopes or Missy or any of those sucky guys. Yeah hard tails rule!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none worth a dam



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Review Date
September 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: pain , from anywhere

Summary:
Does anyone else notice how downhillers use lots of suspension travel to compensate for a lack of skill?
It's funny that over 2/3 of the expert/pro class downhillers at the HOO HAA!! this year got beat by a hardtailer. I heard lots of "how is that posible" coming from you guys. Open up your minds and go for a real bike ride, one that goes up and down, and leave motorless dirtbikes out of GW



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