Anglers Park is a little bit of an old school mountain biking paradise. With over 30 miles of trails, there are tons of option to choose from. The system is pretty much divided into 4 sections; In Anglers Park the Riverside Drive trail splits the system in two halves; To the West is the Witchback Trail and on the opposite side of Route 58 is the Hidden Hollow Trail, in Dan Daniel Memorial Park.
All of the trails in Anglers Park and Dan Daniel Park are easily accessible from the Riverwalk Trail, a paved path that parallels the Dan River and which ends at Anglers Park.
Located in Danville, Virginia Anglers is a longstanding southern Virginia mountain bike favorite. The trails in the park are maintained by the Southern Virginia Mountain Bike Association (SVMBA) and are clearly marked. A map adjacent to the bike wash station shows the layout of the system. There are 5 color coded loops ranging in distance from 2 – 12 miles.
The ride I document in Mountain Bike Virginia will give you a good sampling of what Anglers Park has to offer; it takes you along the west side of the Riverside Drive Trail to Anglers Ridge Trail, to the Camel Back Trail, to Hot Tamale before finishing things off on the actual Riverside Drive Trail.
I do recommend you explore this great destination at your own pace to crafte a loop that suits you. If you are looking for a mellow/kid friendly ride I highly recommend you ride the Riverside Trail out and back. The Riverside trail is nice and flat and offers you the opportunity to access several of the park’s other more challenging trails, including Camelback, Hot Tamale, Little Pisgah, and Crooked Stick (my personal favorite).