August 4, 2009
Just rode Cow Pasture near mid July 2009 during the annual Slatyfork Shuffle (mountain bike gathering) and the trail was in pretty good shape. There is a bridge damaged you will need to walk over. Be extremely careful on the old bridges if they are wet (like ice). Check out the gps route. Bunch of fun however I would do it the other way if I did it again. Park at the Cranberry Visitors Center and ride out Pocahontas Trail for about 1/4 to 1/2 mile then go right on Bruffey Reserve Trail. It will dump you out on Rt.39. Do not cross the road onto Bruffey from there (it's off limits on that side of the road). Go across the road and ride the entrance road down past the Glades, past the first parking area onto gravel road and then past the second parking area and around gate. This is the Cranberry River Trail. Go just a couple hundred feet and watch because Cow Pasture will take off to the right. Follow it around about six miles and when you come into a big meadow and ride nearly around a huge low hanging pine tree noted in the pictures you will come to the intersection where you will need to take a left. Ride the grassy fire road back up to the stop sign across from the Visitors Center. About 11 miles total. Counter clockwise just makes you climb the blacktop road out of there which kinda sucked.
Pocahontas_Kennison_SouthMountain_Cowpasture loop, Gauley_BearPen_Boundary_Shoals-Loop, Red Run_Tea Creek Mountain Loop, Props Run, Laurel Creek and Two Lick over in Rimel. Many others.