CVI Trails

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4.58 out of 5
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Intermediate
15.0
miles

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↑ 2,900 ft
↓ 2,900 ft
3,085
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
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These are awesome trails for beginners to practice their skills on and just a beautiful ride for even the experianced. For the experianced rider, be sure to find your way to Mt. Strip Mine, Moonrock, and Hoo Doo Rocks. For the inexperianced rider, you can take on everything the lower trails have to offer. Once those feel easy, then take a chance at the three more difficult areas. You can make up sooo many different loops in here it is amazing. Impossible to get lost, just decide which way to go and ride. Keep those eyes open as well and you might even get to see one of the black bear that call this area home. In July and August be sure to have something to carry some of the blueberries that grow everywhere along the trails. To get some awesome views of the wind power units, climb up on Mt. Strip Mine. See pics. This is no doubt one of the most awesome places in the Tucker County area that any rider can enjoy. Camp 70 Rd. follows the blackwater river and can be used to link anywhere along the trails. There are also primative campsites along Camp 70 Rd. where you can camp right along the river and enjoy the trails without driving any further. Loops can be ridden and by crossing Rt.32 in Davis you can connect with Blackwater Falls State Park, make a loop up to Plantation Trail, out Lindy, back Canaan Loop Rd. into Blackwater Falls and back to camp. Many other trails in the area, see Blackwater Bikes for more. Check out the pic of a map for the CVI trails. It's not the greatest but will let you know the basic layout of the trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (84 total check-ins)
  JaminB   on Nov 3, 2018
  Lucky Dogz   on Jun 15, 2018
  Matthew Beauchamp   on Jun 15, 2018
  Mr Mojo Risin   on May 2, 2018
  Alex NIN   on Apr 30, 2018
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Reviews (19)
 

Gnarly


May 3, 2018
 
Review: I feel like the majority of the trails around Davis are shrouded in mystery, so I'll do my best to fill any non-local riders like myself in. Its near impossible to find any youtube videos or up to date trail info for the Davis trail networks. The typical words I had heard about the CVI trails were, epic, technical, rocky, challenging, wet, impossibly hard. I had seen some footage of sections of the trail but I still had so many questions, most of the video footage is over 6-7 years old and poor quality. I decided to take the plunge and drive down on a beautiful 75 degree day. I parked at the grocery store and rode my bike on the gravel road and over the bridge. From here I knew the trail would start but there were zero signs. It took me pulling out my phone and doubling back to find the trail head. Once on the trail, it branched off several different ways, nothing that was noted on the Trailforks app, so I just stayed straight. After a few miles, I made it to the Moonrocks. These rocks definitly lived up to their reputation. I consider myself a pretty skilled rider who can clear most trail features. What made the Moonrocks so challenging was how deep the craters and grooves were. Minus all of the pedal strikes, I was worried about busting my real derailure. I ended up having to walk a good portion of the rocks. This section of trail was definitily black diamond if not double black diamond. Leading up to all of this, the trail was mostly open (little to no tree coverage) with lots of muddy bogs. It was a unique experience but I don't know if I would classify it as fun. Where it did get fun was the south side or lower section of Moonrocks HooDoo rocks. It was more wooded, still very technical (which I like) but not impossible and dry. This section of trail made it all worth it. I almost considered turning around and riding it again but since it was my first trip out there, I still didn't really know what lay ahead While the whole loop wasn't that long, roughly 10 miles, it was a full mind, body soul workout. I was constantly scanning every few feet looking for lines, using body control and english to avoid pedal strikes. This trail didn't have any killer climbs but navigating the whole thing was pretty tiring. Very slow and meticulous rock crawling type riding. I finished up my ride, had a pretty good burrito and beer at Hellbenders. Anyone who is traveling a good way like myself needs to know what they are getting into here. I enjoy technical riding, this was nearly 10 miles of full technical riding. If you're looking for smoothish trails and just want to turn the cranks, this probably isn't the trail for you. I had to give CVI only 3 stars, simply because I reserve 5 stars for world class trails and there were decent sized sections of trail that I personally didn't care for. The southern portion of HooDoo Rocks was a hoot and I'd give that 4.5 stars for sure. After Hellbenders, I went over to Blackwater Falls state park to ride. I'll leave a review over there.

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Bunny Hop

December 18, 2017
swopemike Bunny Hop  
 
Review: There are some beginner-friendly sections and a good deal of intermediate riding, but it's the expert sections that bring so many riders traveling from distant lands to sample the high country near Davis, WV. Majority of these trails are semi-rideable for intermediate riders but even experts will be challenged to avoid dabbing on the tough spots. Make sure to find your way up to the moon rocks for the epic lunar-like terrain and view of distant mountains. A true epic MTB destination you don't want to miss.

Similar Trail: Other in Davis WV area

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Trailblazer

October 18, 2016
tlongpine Trailblazer  
 
Review: Rough trail with very little flow. Tons of options for various length, but rough on a hard tail.

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Granny Gear

October 8, 2016
Colleenmh Granny Gear  
 
Review: Read the description and felt compelled to try. Glad I did, beautiful scenery, but., I am not a great technical rider and this exceeded my abilities. Trails to Hoodoo and Moonrocks were all push, it was wet so that contributed. Not hard from a cardio/climbing perspective, just technical

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Granny Gear

August 29, 2016
 
Review: I rode from the Grocery store to Moonrocks and Hoodoo and back, which was about 10-12 miles, I think. There is a relatively flat approach through the meadows which is hot in the sun, but the trail is fast and a nice warm-up. Moonrocks is a very technically challenging climb, and I did a lot of dabbing and swearing. The gentleman at the bike shop assures me that there is a clean line through it, and I believe him, but I did not find the line myself. The top of Moonrocks is a playground of rollers and drops where I took off my pack and hike-a-biked several different lines. There is a nice view point at the top of Hoodoo, with more fun features grouped together along the side of the trail. The decent back towards town is a relentless chunderfest, in a good way. Lots of rocks and roots, but plenty of flow if you're on a good line.

Overall, this is a very cool trail. Its not built up much at all, but the backcountry feel and abundance of natural features makes it a lot of fun. If I only I had more time in the area, and more life in my legs, I definitely be excited about seeing all the trails in the area.

Similar Trail: Moraine State Park

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Trailblazer

September 9, 2015
merc1985 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Varied terrain and difficulty. Lots of nice scenery!

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Gnarly

December 19, 2014
rsb201 Gnarly  
 
Review: Been here several times. CVI trail network offers something for all skill levels. If your a beginner you can ride the multiple loops around camp 70 road to get in plenty of miles. If your a bit more advanced, head over towards the moon rocks and the hoo doo rocks for quite the technical adventure. Some of the toughest trails I've ever ridden. Put this on your bucket list!!!!

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Granny Gear

October 14, 2014
FoolSoft Granny Gear  
 
Review: Echoing the previous review for the new trail, Splash Dam. Don't be fooled by the first quarter-mile headed back to town -- this rapidly become a 3 mile trials course. A TOTAL HOOT!

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Singletrack


July 28, 2014
Outdoornut Singletrack  
 
Review: New Trail - Splash Dam
If you haven't hit this one yet, make sure you do. Very rocky sections, some spectacular scenic locations on the trail, on the opposite side of river to Camp70 Road. Start out Rt.32 toward Canaan Valley, go less than 1/2 mile and take road to left. Trail starts immediately to the right off that gravel road. Will bring you out at the new bridge across Blackwater River at the end of Camp 70 Road. Super fun in both directions.

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Gnarly

May 28, 2014
Dave Hunt Gnarly  
 
Review: MOON ROCKS BABY!!

Similar Trail: BIG BEAR LAKE

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CVI Trails MTB Trail 4.58 out of 5 based on 19 ratings. 19 user reviews.
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