Burnt Ridge Trail

Total Miles


517.81 ft


1.25 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

State Route 651, Burnt Ridge Fire Trail is a point-to-point trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains accessed from Ruth Road in Madison. The trail offers a great easy offroad experience with rocky dirt roads that travel along a mountain ridge surrounded by beautiful forest and views. The trail offers both gradual ascents and descents up to 12% in grade that wind through the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a point-to-point trail, that also ties into Blakey Ridge Fire Trail providing a longer driving experience. Be sure to stay on the trail to respect private property and private roads in the area. There is limited cell service and some areas with no service.

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Burnt Ridge Trail
Burnt Ridge Trail
Burnt Ridge Trail


This is a dirt or rocky road, typically unmaintained after rain or snow. You may encounter shallow water crossings and obstacles under 12 inches on the trail, including small ledges. Roads are typically one to two vehicles wide. After it rains or snows, there are plenty of shallow water holes that can be fun and easily traversed by 4WD vehicles.

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Status Reports

Rhiannon Mcferren
Apr 15, 2024
Lots of rock yesterday it was mostly dry so it was dusty. It’s a slow ride in some spots because of certain exposed rocks areas. But overall one of my favorite trails beautiful great starter trail for those who are just started overlanding or off roading. The higher you get on trail the tighter the trail gets so expect some scratches depending.

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