Chandlers/Liberty Mountain (Lynchburg) – 20+ miles of intermediate to advance single track. The word is these trails were started and cut by ultrarunner David Horton. These are some very nice trails and the mountain has room for many more miles of trail. The 9/20/08 Assault on Liberty Mountain saw the Sport/Expert class riders complete a 19.2 mile loop. Most of the field completed this loop in 2-2.75 hours. This mountain has it all; tight and twisty singletrack, lung busting climbs, speedy downhills, and the occasional technical trail feature.
This trail system has been constantly changing as the University has grown and added new construction. If you are unfamiliar with these trails, I’d make sure that the map is current before visiting.
Location: You can park at at the Wingate Motel off of Candler’s Mountain Road or you can continue up the mountain and park at the Snowflex. The bike club has worked with the Motel to use the parking closest to Candler’s Mountain Road; which is across the street from the trail access. You may want to call Bikes Unlimited to get some “local” inside information.