Distance
15.6 km
Ascent
689 m
Descent
689 m
Peak
874 m
Difficulty
Advanced
Duration
1-2 hrs
Cub Run Loop - Massanutten Western Slope

Overview

If you're looking for a trail to extend your ride after reaching Sitting Rock, you may want to take Cub Run Loop. This trail is a great one connecting to Kaylor’s Knob Perimeter and is typically part of the Massanutten Hoo Ha XXC.

Overall, Cub Run Loop is not too long (around 10 miles), but it features many technical sections, for example, the rocky and steep descent at the beginning of the trail. The loop is rated difficult and only suitable for advanced and experienced riders.   

Terrain

Cub Run initially starts with a relatively rocky but fun descent. The terrain will gradually become more technical. At the end of the descent, you'll experience a series of tight switchbacks.

In addition, you'll be riding on gravel and fire roads. To get to the gravel road, you're expected to do several creek crossings, so get ready to get wet especially if you ride after rain.

Access

You can get access to Cub Run Loop from Sitting Rock of Kaylor’s Knob Perimeter.

Food and drink

Bring with you what you'll need.

More details

After descending Second Mountain #580 and Massanutten Mountain South #416, you'll take the gravel Cub Run Road for a short period before hitting the FS marker for Martins Bottom #579. Turn left and pedal up the fire road. Later you'll reach an intersection at the end of the fire road – ride towards 'Boon's Shelter' on Fridley Gap #419. You'll know you're on the right path because this section is super rocky and technical. The descent takes you back to the first creek crossing, cross it and head back up to Sitting Rock on Second Mountain #580.

Further info

Cub Run Loop is not very popular; you’re going to find you're all alone on most of this trail. It’s nice to have time being alone with nature, but accidents can occur and you definitely don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken leg. Moreover, there’s no cell service here. So we highly suggest that you should ride with someone.

 

Some information is sourced from:

https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7044221/cub-run-loop

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Double Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Off-Road
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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