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Witchback

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (3)

A challenging singletrack with lots of hills.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

96%

Runnable

541' 165 m

High

415' 126 m

Low

472' 144 m

Up

455' 139 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

In the summer, there are a few sections that get quite grassy. Highly recommend using Off! beforehand and tick checks afterward.

Description

Witchback, as it's name implies, starts with a steep climb through a couple of tough switchbacks.

Witchback is not consistently hard from a technical standpoint, but there are a couple of rocky sections and one really steep climb called Heartbreak Hill. Witchback has more sustained climbs and longer descents than most trails at Angler's. Witchback can be connected with White Fawn and Hidden Hollow for the Orange Loop (15/16 mile loop). There is also plenty of wildlife and beautiful forest scenery along the way, although once you come out of the back loop, you may get a nice whiff of the nearby water treatment facility as you enter the fun section called Cliffside.

Cliffside is a nice smooth benchcut run along the 'cliff' that has several nice downhills and accompanying climbs.

All trails at Anglers Ridge are open to mountain bikers, hikers, and runners: Be mindful.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, turtles, black snakes, insects.

Contacts

Shared By:

Logan Watts

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 3 votes

#2

in Anglers Park

#21428

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#2

in Anglers Park

#542

in Virginia

#21,428

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Almost to Heartbreak Hill.
Aug 17, 2017 near Danville, VA

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