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Dragon's Back

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Dragon's Back is the sister trail to the popular Dragon's Tooth trail.. This 11 mile single-track loop trail is very technical and often requires some hiking with your bike. For all the effort, this trail offers big rewards. The rocky climbs and descents make for a very exciting ride. Be prepared for an adventure!

  • Directions: * Take Rt. 311 North from Roanoke/Salem (off exit 141 of I81) for about 13 miles.

    * Follow up over large mountain (A.T. crosses at top – leads to McAfee Knob).

    * Continue on Rt. 311 and you will pass a gas station on your left, then Dragon’s Tooth trailhead on your left.

    * After a long straight away look for a right turn onto FS Road 224 (Wildlife Road).

    * Follow for a mile or so to Deer Trail on right – begin ride here.
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Distance in Miles - Round Trip: 11
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open