Trail Run Project Logo

Whetstone Ridge Trail #523

Difficult
 4.5 (4)

Awesome ridgeline singletrack with several tech areas, hard steep climbs, and descents.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

12.0

Miles

19.2

KM

90%

Runnable

3,140' 957 m

High

1,373' 418 m

Low

988' 301 m

Up

2,647' 807 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

This backcountry singletrack begins off the Blue Ridge Parkway behind a rest area and is easy to follow as it's the only route with no turns. The ridgeline has many views in all directions. Expect numerous techy sections, hard climbs, great singletrack, and an awesome descent at the end that heads back to the road.

No maps are totally accurate of this area as a lot of the trails are old hunting paths. The turn down the switchbacks is marked but finding it on maps is tough. There are other ways down and they pretty much take you back to the bottom road but this trail is the best way down.

Part of the appeal of this trail and the surrounding area is that this ain’t Disneyland. In the backcountry, the element of 'figure it out yourself' always exists. This ridgeline is, however, a gem to be shared

Contacts

Shared By:

Joseph Rowe III

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#7048

Overall
  4.5 from 4 votes
5 Star
75%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#180

in Virginia

#7,048

Overall
2 Views Last Month
290 Since Dec 27, 2017
Difficult

0%
0%
25%
0%
75%
0%

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jun 28, 2020
Erick Kuhlmann