Big Bear Lake Trail Center

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4.80 out of 5
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50
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↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
2,616
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Big Bear Lake is quickly becoming known as the hot spot for classic east coast single track. Years of trail development, by experienced mountain bikers have created a trail system that will have you grinning ear to ear. The terrain has everything to offer; gradual climbs, large embedded rocks, tight slaloms, challenging rock gardens, and off the saddle downhills. Close to 50 miles of trail wind through knee deep ferns and flora, soft needle pine plantations and groves of mountain laurel. Riders of all ages and abilities will find trails to fit their individual riding skills and need for adrenaline. Big Bear is the place to bring the entire family to experience mountain biking at its best.

This is a private resort area, however bikers are welcome. Cost is $5.00 per day or $30.00 for a season pass. Trail maps are provided at entrance. The Trail Center hosts several events throughout the year. Trails are open from Jan 1 through Oct 31. For more info go to www.bigbearwv.com or Big Bear Lake Trail Center - WV on FB.
added by OutdoornutSingletrack February 7, 2008
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Bunny Hop

May 25, 2016
 
Review: Wow this trail system kicked my rear end. Just moved to WV from Maryland and I'm typically used to fast flowy singletrack like Seneca Ridge, Shaffer Farm and Fountainhead. This place even makes Patapsco look like child's play. Lots of rocks, roots and mud, although we just had 3 weeks of rain, so that's what I'll chalk the mud up to. Even though I'm used to the fast flowy stuff, I had a great time here.....once I adjusted my rebound for all the rocks. This place is what mountain biking is all about. Tons of trails and after over 2 hours of riding I felt like I barely tapped into what this place has to offer. For West Virginia the climbs weren't too brutal, I was expecting worse. This place is about an hour away but I'd definitely make the trek again.

Similar Trail: Frederick Watershed

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Bunny Hop

January 6, 2016
 
Review: Simply the greatest place ive ever ridden. I love it here. Great maintenance. Any type of terrain you want. Super flowy, gnarly, drops, downhills, climbs, flat singletrack for what seems like miles of each. I honestly havent found a better place to ride, and cant wait to make it back out.

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October 17, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Almost heaven! This trail has everything;fun, fast flowing single-track, crazy fun technical descents, challenging climbs, a true mountain bikers trail.

Similar Trail: coopers rock, snowshoe, slatyfork

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Bunny Hop


October 16, 2015
 
Review: I'm the Recreation Land Manager for the Big Bear Lake Trail Center, so I am biased but this is a 5 star riding area all day long. I maintain the trails and make sure riders know where to go to find their perfect ride. We are new to Singletracks.com but aim to update our trail info and continue to contribute to this really great resource for finding places to shred. We now have close to 50 miles of trails, mostly all sweet WV singletrack. Many miles of new hand made feature trail have been built that really compliment the existing trail network. Attending one of our events throughout the year is a really great way to check out the trails. Look us up at www.bigbearwv.com (trail events tab) or Big Bear Lake Trail Center - WV on FB.

Similar Trail: Quebec Run, Coopers Rock, Fork Run

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Gnarly


February 15, 2015
 
Review: This is some sweet, but challenging singletrack. I have only ridden there once. I did a race there some time back but just now getting around to writing a review. I feel I would have enjoyed this trail even more if I wasn't racing that day. All the other people and the lung buster start was rough. I would like to make it back there some day. Not very close to my home. Once you finally make it to the top of the mountain there is some awesome singletrack in a pine grove that ends with a great view.

Similar Trail: Sleepy Creek

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Bunny Hop

September 19, 2014
drock30 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Very fun! Amazing scenery! Lots of up and down. Only about 500ft elevation, so it's not too brutal

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Gnarly

July 10, 2014
dubinjs Gnarly  
 
Review: Awesome trails! We rode about 18 miles here and had a total blast! The trails are technical and some sections are challenging. Some great features along the way that some riders may chose to walk over instead pif ride, but they are all rideable with the proper skills and confidence;)
The foliage in the summer time is magnificent too. We are heading back up this weekend for another round. It is definitely good to have a guide show you around the park. there are so many trails and knowing which ones link up and the best direction to travel is key. You can easily ride all day and note get bored!

Similar Trail: Davis area trails

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Gnarly

May 28, 2014
Dave Hunt Gnarly  
 
Review: Singletrack heaven. Bury me and my salsa el mariachi here.

Similar Trail: North Fork Mountain

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Bunny Hop

August 24, 2012
monkee3700 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: These are amazing trails. Very emwell maintained. My brother and I spent three days riding this summer and it was different each time. There is a lot to keep you on your toes. The climb up the mountain to the Pine section is brutal no matter which way you go. But once you are there, there are so many different ways down. My favorite was a new unmarked trail that was marked with orange tape. The ground was loose dirt and pine needles, so you had to keep moving, or you'd wipe out. Then came the great rock slides. An epic trip. I've only been riding 4 months or so, and these trails really taught me how to step up my technique and ability.

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Granny Gear

December 24, 2011
sgham151 Granny Gear  
 
Review: trails are great single track with alot of variety climbing and decending. Some very technical stuff and some very fast stuff. I love the place.

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Big Bear Lake Trail Center MTB Trail 4.80 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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