Take US 11 north to I-65. Turn left onto I-64 west towards Covington and Clifton Forge. Then take the Longdale Furnace exit onto state route 269. Turn left onto FS 271 to the Longdale Recreation Area parking lot.
This ride is a fairly easy ride. Park at the Longdale Recreation Area (Parking Lot). Leaving the recreation area, take a right onto FS 271. Stay on this gravel road until you get to the next gravel road which comes in on the right. Take this right. Stay on this gravel road until you come to a gate. Go through the gate onto an old logging road. Stay on this logging road until you come onto a single track trail that drops off to the right. Follow this single track trail (Blazed Yellow) all the way back to the recreation area. This trail has great single track, including some stream crossings. You finish at a great swim area right next to the parking lot. (The water is bone chilling!)