Mountain Biking in West Virginia, WV

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  1. Slatyfork is an adventurous mountain biking destination that more advanced riders will love exploring.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    80.3 miles
    Duration
    There are dozens of options for rides in the region. The shortest loops or point-to-points might take an hour, whereas other loops and linkups could take the better part of the day.
  2. Timberline Four Seasons Resort has some great family-friendly mountain biking trails.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    127.3 miles
    Duration
    If you're short on time and looking for a quick workout, you can certainly get in some good riding in an hour or two, but you’ll definitely want to spend all day at the park if possible.
  3. Mountain biking at Valley Falls State Park has some challenging climbs and descents for riders to tackle, but there are some easier trails along the river for beginners.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    109.9 miles
    Duration
    There aren't very many miles of trails, but there is a lot of climbing and the descents are challenging, so it may take longer to finish these trails than you would expect.
  4. Mountain bikers with an adventurous spirit will fall in love with the remote nature of the trails in the Cranberry Backcountry area. A perfect spot for multi-day bikepacking.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    73.5 miles
    Duration
    Some trails (like Cowpasture) will only take an hour to complete, while others (like Kennison Mountain or Pocahontas) will take the majority of the day.
  5. Steep downhills and technical terrain will push even the most advanced riders, but the best part? Lift service.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    87.5 miles
    Duration
    With more than 40 trails, bikers can spend as many days as they want exploring the terrain.
  6. Coopers Rock State Forest packs a punch with almost 50 miles of mountain biking trails for riders of all skill levels.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    133.1 miles
    Duration
    Coopers Rock packs a punch with a lot of singletrack in a small forest. You can keep it simple with a 6-mile loop, or spend a whole day exploring.
  7. Mountain bikers enjoy the Allegheny Highlands Trail for a great ride, terrific views and plenty of optional stops.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    124.9 miles
    Duration
    The trail is fairly flat and well maintained but it can have a fair amount of traffic on it.
  8. Mountain biking in West Virginia's New River Gorge is not as well-known as some of the other activities at the New, but this well-kept secret is worth seeking out.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    36.1 miles
    Duration
    Depending on which trail you decide to ride, it will take you anywhere from 30 minutes to more than 2 hours.
  9. Bike along the scenic New River with the knowledgeable guides at ACE Adventure Resort.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.0 miles
    Duration
    Time will depend on which trail you choose to ride. ACE has options that run from 2 hours to all day.
  10. The Greenbrier State Forest offers crisscrossing mountain biking trails on steep terrain surrounded by scenic views.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    81.1 miles
    Duration
    These trails allow time for a quick workout on steep terrain.
  11. This 78-mile, gravel path through Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties is perfect for an easy single- or multi-day bike ride.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    81.1 miles
    Duration
    Take 1 day or 3 days to do the full 78 miles. It’s up to you! You also have the option of going out and back for a shorter (or longer) ride.
  12. Less about speed and more about technique, Little Beaver State Park’s mountain biking trails will challenge intermediate to advanced mountain bikers as you ride through dense forest alongside pristine streams, and over countless roots and rocks.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    50.0 miles
    Duration
    Depending on what type of a ride you are looking to do, you could spend an hour or a half day riding the trails.
  13. Canaan Valley Resort State Park has 4 "Walk or Ride" trails that range in difficulty from beginner to advanced.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    124.9 miles
    Duration
    On average, most trails should take less than an hour to complete. The more difficult trails can take longer depending on your experience level and the weather.
  14. There is no better way to spend a long Summer day than following three different rivers as your make your way through the wilderness of Nicholas County along the Cherry River Rail Trail.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    55.0 miles
    Duration
    You can keep a high cadence on this trail, so with a quick snack at the halfway point, an experienced cyclist can make the trip in 4 hours. A beginning or intermediate biker should probably add at least another hour to their trip.
  15. Located between the iconic Spruce Knob and Seneca Rocks in West Virginia, the North Fork Mountain Trail is the premier mountain biking trail in West Virginia, and one of the best on the East Coast.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    111.2 miles
    Duration
    Fast bikers can get this trail done in less than 4 hours, but most riders will want 5 hours to finish it up considering the technical difficulties, length, and ample overlooks to stop and check out the views.
  16. The Greenbrier State Forest has crisscrossing mountain biking trails on steep terrain surrounded by scenic views.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    81.1 miles
    Duration
    These trails are perfect for a quick workout on steep terrain.
  17. Monongahela National Forest has more than 80 miles of mountain biking trails that will challenge riders at every skill level.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    103.2 miles
    Duration
    The Monongahela National Forest is huge, so serious mountain bikers could spend a solid day exploring the trails here. For a weekend adventure, spend a night camping and then treat yourself to a day at Snowshoe Bike Park in the heart of the forest.
  18. Home to the Challenge at Mountwood (the longest-running WV bike race), this park’s singletrack series of trails has great flow, and is fun for all levels of mountain bikers.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    64.3 miles
    Duration
    There are 24 trails that total almost 30 miles, so it’s possible to spend just an hour or a whole weekend riding. Depending on the direction you are riding (ascents or descents) and which trails you take, your ride time will vary.
  19. If you are looking for quintessential West Virginia mountain biking that is great for beginners, group rides, and families, you will want to visit Seneca State Forest.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    92.7 miles
    Duration
    There are enough trails to spend a whole afternoon pedaling around the park, enjoying vistas and communing with nature.
  20. Home to plenty of rock gardens, big boulder drops, and a rewarding vista after a long ascent, the Big Bear trail system is well worth the cost of entry.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    142.2 miles
    Duration
    There are close to 50 miles of singletrack, which have long, gradual climbs (and their accompanying descents), but you can do a shorter loop to get yourself home in time for dinner.
  21. Cowpasture Trail and Kennison Mountain Trail should be on more WV mountain biker's radar.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    73.5 miles
    Duration
    Some trails such as Cowpasture will only take an hour to complete, whereas others like Kennison Mountain or Pocahontas will take the majority of the day.
  22. Blackwater Canyon Trail offers plentiful options for mountain bikers

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    103.2 miles
    Duration
    The time for this trail depends on conditions and whether there are bikers and runners on it. Although the trail is usually quite private, tricky curves necessitate care.
  23. There's a reason Big Bear Lake in West Virginia is becoming a destination spot for mountain bikers. With plenty of rock gardens, big boulder drops, and a rewarding vista after a long ascent, this trail system is well worth the cost of entry.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    142.2 miles
    Duration
    There is close to 50 miles of Single Track at the Big Bear Lake Trail Center, including long, gradual climbs (and their accompanying descents), but a loop can be done to get you home in time.
  24. Start your day out riding the mountain bike trails at Coopers Rock State Forest, and reward yourself with some bird watching and a long gaze off the overlook.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    133.1 miles
    Duration
    Coopers Rock packs a punch with lots of single track wound into a small forest. You can keep it simple with a 6-mile loop, or spend a whole day exploring.
  25. Spruce Knob is the highest point in the state of West Virginia. Located in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks Recreation Area, Spruce Knob offers a variety of recreational adventures and spectacular panoramic views.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    143.7 miles
    Duration
    The amount of time spent biking at Spruce Knob depends on the distance you want to cover. There is a variety of trail distances, from one-mile trails to up to ten-mile trails. On average, though, you should be able to take in what Spruce Knob has to offer in a day's adventure--although you can certainly come back for more.
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