matthews7milerThe Course

The run consists of 8+ miles of true mountain bike trails winding throught Matthews State Forest. The trail is incredibly beautiful with think mountain laurels, mature hardwoods, wild ferns and other forest greenery. You will cross small creeks and jump logs as well as experience extreme up and down hills, switchacks and single tracks. The trail is full of natural and man made obstacles such as rocks, roots, downed trees and log piles. Click here to view photos of the trail. Click here to read more about the State Forest.



Traveling Highway 58 West (West Stuart Drive) into Galax, continue through the stoplight at Main Street and West Stuart Drive, go for 1.7 miles, turn Left onto Meadow Creek Road (Rt. 607). Continue 1.4 miles then turn Right onto White Pine Road (Rt. 617). Go 0.2 mile and parking lot will on the right past the large barn pictured above. This is the location of the finish.