Bailey Gap to Butt Mountain

Total Miles
13.8

Elevation

1,280.33 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Winter

Trail Overview

Bailey Gap and Butt Mountain are two trails that are near the Mountain Lake Lodge, which was made famous by the movie "Dirty Dancing". Both trails are beginner-friendly, with Butt Mountain being the easier of the two. Butt Mountain is mostly gravel and dirt, with very little in the way of mud or obstacles. Bailey Gap varies from gravel to rock, with several areas of water and mud. Most water pits have rocky bottoms and can easily be forded by a stock SUV. Some of them are mud though, and the mud is very soft. Most of the questionable water pits can be bypassed. The trails offer great views of the mountains and valleys, and the typical range of Virginia wildlife can be seen on them.

Photos of Bailey Gap to Butt Mountain

Bailey Gap to Butt Mountain
Bailey Gap to Butt Mountain
Bailey Gap to Butt Mountain

Difficulty

Bailey Gap has several mud holes, some of which have soft bottoms. When in doubt, use the bypasses. Butt Mountain is simple and is almost totally gravel and dirt.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Matthew Sezen
Apr 07, 2024
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Kyle Ross
Apr 07, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Ryan Kennedy
Mar 17, 2024
2022 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Muddy/Wet
I drove this trail in my stock 4runner with AT tires. As a newbie I thought this trail was rough. Some of the mud holes were pretty deep with the water coming up past my door. Some had options to bypass, but others did not.
Josh Shimp
Feb 03, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Some water crossings up to about a foot deep with very loose mud.

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