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Brushy Hollow

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (14)

Fun, fast descent with lots of turns; a highlight at Douthat


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

Singletrack

2,340' 713 m

High

1,302' 397 m

Low

427' 130 m

Up

1,039' 317 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Brushy Hollow is a highlight at Douthat. It's best to ride from the intersection with Mountain Top and Beard's Gap to enjoy and long and exciting downhill.

From Mountain Top you'll climb gradually over a short distance. Stop to enjoy the viewpoint looking east into George Washington National Forest. From there finish the climb and get ready for an awesome downhill.

The trail is fast and fun but has many switchbacks. Be aware of your speed going into turns. Nearing the bottom of the valley, youll encounter eight rock-armored wet crossings before reaching the swing bridge over Wilson Creek. Bounce your way across the bridge and then roll out to Douthat Road.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by Hardtails 4Life

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 14 votes

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  4.5 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#41

in Virginia

#1,415

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Crossing the swing bridge at the bottom of Brushy Hollow
Jun 5, 2013 near Clifton…, VA
Brushy Hollow is a whole lot of fun descending to Douthat Road.
Jun 5, 2013 near Clifton…, VA
Great views to the west into George Washington National Forest
Jun 5, 2013 near Clifton…, VA

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Jul 15, 2021
Alex Turman
Watch the shale switchbacks at the top. Opens up toward the bottom. Nice and flowy
Sep 5, 2019
Christina Zikeli
Apr 21, 2019
Joshua Rucker
May 26, 2018
Terry A
Apr 28, 2018
Dave Baker
Dec 17, 2017
Matt Griles
Great views. A lot of leaf litter this time of year on the trail.
Nov 24, 2017
Jamie Lemon
Feb 7, 2017
Aries Miclat
3.4mi