Mountain Biking

Looking to visit Virginia mountain resorts? We are located in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains.  If mountain biking is one of your passions, there are several long and beautiful trails to ride.

Pandapas Pond

This is an all-around great place to get “outdoors” without having to drive far. Hiking can be as easy as going around the pond, but if you want some great mountain biking this is the place. Trails vary from easy and flat to steep up and down the mountain. A+, one of our favorites.

See the trail map

Distance from inn: 16.8 Miles

Potts Valley Rail Trail

The Potts Valley Rail Trail is built on an abandoned corridor of the Norfolk and Western Branch rail line. Called the Potts Valley Branch, it operated between 1909 and 1932 and was built to haul iron ore, then timber, out of the lush mountain region. Much of the 5-mile rail-trail lies within the George Washington and Jefferson national forests, while a small portion is on a private property right-of-way. Along the trail you will find interpretive signs about Potts Valley’s history as well as benches to stop and take in the scenery or the quiet solitude of the forest.

See the trail map

Distance from inn: 21.3 Miles or 24.7 Miles

New River Trail

Can you imagine a 57 mile long, 40 foot wide state park? The New River Trail State Park has been designated an official National Recreation Trail by the U. S. Department of the Interior. The park parallels 39 miles of the New River, which is one of the world’s oldest rivers and among a handful of rivers flowing north.

  • Two tunnels: 135 feet and 193 feet long
  • Three Major Bridges: Hiwasee – 951 feet; Ivanhoe – 670 feet; Fries Junction – 1,089 feet
  • Nearly 30 smaller bridges and trestles
  • A shot tower used more than 200 years ago to make ammunition

See the trail map,  Bike Rentals

Distance from inn: 32.0 Miles (to our favorite entrance point)

Additional Choices

Virginia Creeper Trail – 100 miles from the Inn

Greenbrier Trail – 60 Miles from the Inn

Roanoke Carvins Cove Nature Reserve – 66 miles from the Inn


Stony Creek Ride

A spectacular out and back ride for any skill level. This ride can be as short as you desire or up to 70 miles. Note on the map that there is an alternate start. If you start at Route 460 there is a large hill to get you warmed up. If you drive into the Jefferson National Forest, there are many pull off areas to park at that will save your legs some climbing. The route gets little traffic and flows through the national forest along Stony Creek and later Potts Creek. If you ride out towards Paint Bank, VA – you’ll pass a buffalo ranch where you can usually catch some of the bison hanging out.  Great lunch spot at Swinging Bridge.

Distance from inn: 3.6 Miles or 10 Miles

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