Find Your Flow in Patrick County

Fun and accessible bike trails for all abilities can be few and far between. But, this is no problem for Patrick County, Virginia, where families, beginners and experts can all find the flow. 

Pack up the entire family and journey to the Mayo River Rail Trail in Stuart, Virginia, where you’ll find a 1.8-mile route that runs along the historic Danville and Western Railway. People of all abilities can enjoy this scenic trail, which offers ample handicap-accessible parking and a smooth and wide asphalt pathway that is ideal for strollers, wheelchairs, recumbent bikes and training wheels. The trail winds along the Mayo River, and features a sculpture created by a local artist through the County’s Trail H.A.N.D.S program. Cruise over to the Stuart Uptown Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for a cup of coffee at Uptown Stagecoach and stroll through town to discover beautiful architecture, museums, and many unique shopping experiences. For a special treat, head over to the 2024 Best of the Blue Ridge Nominee for best restaurant, Pickle and Ash!

Whether you are an amateur biker or just crave a leisurely ride, Patrick County’s beginner trails will have you viewing spectacular scenery while perfecting your skills. The Oak Hickory Trail at Fairy Stone State Park is a 1.1-mile trail that is ideal for beginners learning to navigate off of paved roads. This loop doubles as a self-guided nature tour, with signs along the way identifying local plants, trees, and wildlife. At the Little Mountain Trail System in the park, intermediate to advanced riders can try a mix of moderate to highly technical rides while taking in spectacular views of waterfalls, mountain vistas and lake shores. Those not ready for a technical ride can stay behind to search for the park’s iconic fairy stones. 

Mountain Biking

Searching for singletrack? Shred over 15 miles of challenging trails at the I.C. DeHart Mountain Bike Trail System in Woolwine, Virginia. This expert trail network contains two loops worth of rigorous rock gardens, moderate climbs, and other fun technical trail features that’ll keep even the most seasoned riders on their toes. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, take a 10 minute drive to Crossroads Cafe for a tasty sandwich and fresh smoothie to cool you down.