Danville is home to one of the longest single track mountain bike trails in this region. Built through a partnership between Southern Virginia Mountain Bike Association and Danville Parks and Rec, the system offers a variety of trails for multiple experience levels. This park has a little of everything for everyone: hiking, mountain biking, fishing, picnicking, and trail running. The system can be accessed from Angler’s Park or Dan Daniel Memorial Park.
Angler’s Ridge and Dan Daniel Mountain Bike System is a 35-mile (and growing!) system of stacked-loop singletrack trails that give riders an awesome experience, no matter their skill level. IMBA trained trail volunteers have built trails that vary in skill level, from the entry-level Riverside Drive to the more technical Crooked Stick (653 foot elevation change) and Witchback (891 foot elevation change). All the trails are flowing, mixing technical areas like rock gardens and rooty climbs with creek crossings and smooth hard pack. Riders will find bridges, gravity drops, log pyramids, tight switchbacks, and moguls as the trails snake through beautiful forestland with mature hardwoods, numerous creeks, and abundant wildlife. Several fire roads and the paved greenway intersect the area for an easy bailout and return to the trailhead. There are some major climbs and some epic climbs (entire network elevation change of 2795 feet), all rewarded with bombing downhills. The greatest benefit of this trail system is it’s flow. The climbs are equal in part to the downhills – not too long and always worth the climb!
Situated on the scenic Dan River, the 44-acre park offers a few amenities including public restrooms, a large picnic shelter, five multi-use fields, a boat ramp, paved parking, river access, multi-use trails, a bike wash station and the paved Riverwalk trail. Anglers Park is one of Danville’s Hot Parks. The wireless antenna installed in Anglers Park allows park patrons free Wi-Fi Internet access. The Anglers Ridge and Dan Daniel Mountain Bike System was ranked the best in Virginia and made the Top 25 list in the world.