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Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg

Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park Provide a Close to Home Trail Opportunity In the City of Harrisonburg

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DIRECTIONS & PARKING

GOOGLE: HILLANDALE PARK

  • Driving time: 5 minutes from downtown Harrisonburg
  • Signs and marking: Trails are marked with colored signs indicating challenge level and specific names.
  • Parking: Various public lots are available within the park. The parking lots closest to the trails are located at the end of the paved park road before the circle turnaround.

The Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park are the only in-town singletrack trails in Harrisonburg.

The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition built the Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park with nearly all-volunteer love and time. You can view the trails on Trailforks or on MTBproject

Now, we are working to secure funding for professional trail builders to help us overhaul and update the trail system.

Over the course of 2024, we hope to tackle the following projects:

  • Rebuild the powerline trail
  • Complete a full perimeter green loop around the park
  • Weatherize and rework sections of the green trails to ensure they drain better, and are more beginner friendly
  • Spruce up the pump track
  • Add more features?

ROCKTOWN TRAILS

LOCATED IN HILLANDALE PARK

At 74 acres, Hillandale Park is the largest park in the City of Harrisonburg. The park features a dense network of paved, gravel, and dirt trails, including four miles of mountain bike trails with varying difficulty. The trails, collectively known as the Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park, were designed with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) volunteers. Through their work on this trail system, Harrisonburg earned its designation as an IMBA Bronze Level Ride Center.

A downhill jump track along the powerlines and a small pump track are popular locations to practice mountain bike skills. The trails, jump track, and pump track are open year-round during daylight hours, along with the normal Hillandale Park hours.

TRAIL INFORMATION

TRAIL ACTIVITIES: MOUNTAIN BIKING, HIKING AND TRAIL RUNNING
  • Time required: 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Challenge level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Distance: Up to 5 miles
  • Elevation change: Minimal. Trails are built on a gradual slope up to the eastern side.
  • Terrain: Dirt singletrack with a variety of surfaces, scaled from smoother easy options to technical challenges with rocky surfaces.
  • Preferred direction: Check out suggested loop directions to get started

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