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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +876/897 ft
Total: 67 riders
 

Mountain Biking CVI Trails

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#7 of 108 mountain bike trails in West Virginia
#339 in the world

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.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
If coming south on Rt.32, drive through the quaint little town of Davis, WV. and go straight through (left) at the "Y" intersection where Rt.32 crosses a new highway bridge. You will see a grocery store there, stay to the left of it on a small blacktop road. As you go behind the grocery store you will cross a narrow bridge onto a gravel road (Camp 70 Rd.) Within 200 feet there is a parking area and two of the trails begin here. The one you are looking at starts out as an old double track that is nearly singletrack. There is another trail that comes out on your left just before the parking area. If you are coming from Canaan Valley, turn right at the first intersection after crossing the new highway bridge coming into Davis. Be sure to stop in a check out Blackwater Bikes on the main street in town (Rt.32) They have played a big part in building these and many other trails in the area, so if you want to know the latest trail info, stop in an chat with Roger. If you like to camp but don't like the primative camping on Camp 70 Rd., go toward Blackwater Falls SP, there is a private campground just a 1/10th mile up that road and there is a nice campground in Blackwater Falls, both with services.
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  • Mr Mojo Risin
    ***

    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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  • swopemike
    *****

    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.

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  • tlongpine
    ***

    Rough trail with very little flow. Tons of options for various length, but rough on a hard tail.

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  • Colleenmh
    ****

    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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  • kingcolin08
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    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.

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  • rsb201
    *****

    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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  • FoolSoft
    *****

    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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  • Outdoornut
    *****

    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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  • Outdoornut
    *****

    Hey folks, now is the time to ride these trails. They are dryer than I've even seen them. Be sure to stop in at Blackwater Bikes and purchase the new map they have recently had produced. Shows trail in the entire area, many of which are not on other maps. This place is my favorite place in the state. If you want a local to show you these trails, check with Blackwater Bikes. There is usually a local willing to show you this awesome area.

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  • Outdoornut
    *****

    Check out the photos section. I've put a newer map there. It has the newer trails on it and some of the old ones that have been closed were removed. Hope this helps everyone enjoy these awesome trails.

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  • repoman
    ****

    Ridden 8/23/09. This review is of the Beginner/intermediate loop - cutting off the expert terrain including Mt Strip Mine, Moonrocks, and Hoodoo Rocks.

    I like this shortened loop as it makes for about a 9 mile ride that can be completed in less than an hour. The trails are a good mix of sweet singletrack with some nice rocky sections - but nothing overwhelming. There are no real climbs on this loop also, which makes it more beginner friendly. The trail that cuts-off Mt Strip and intersects with Green is a fun rock hopping challenge. You connect into green about midway through the downhill from Hoodoo Rocks. Great ride, trail is in great condition.

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  • caolinalivin
    *****

    Just rode these trails while visiting in July, and must say that they have improved greatly since I was here last year. The trails are well marked and they have added a number of new trails. Their is so much to do on these trails, as their are nice sections for beginners to hone their skills and also more challenging areas for those who prefer. The trails have been named now (I think they were just color coded previously) and the ones I remember are Beaver Creek Trail, Trials Trail, Rock Shox Trail, and Joes? Curve. Unfortunately, it seems as if some construction and logging has eliminated some of the trails. Trials trail has a closed section due to construction, but you can take Rock Shox to get around it, but eventually I can across a bunch of land after the Strip mine area that was completely torn up due to the logging. I could see the marked trail on the other side, but didn't really wanna cross the clearing with all the logging going on. I am unsure of what will happen to the area, but I really hope that the trails will remain. I visit for a week or two every summer and have enjoyed using the trail system there.

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  • oldnoob
    *****

    these trails are kinda hard to give a rating on because they are so diverse. easy trails for beginers to more difficult stuff like moonrock and the hoodoo rock loop. I call these trails the "bike shop trails" since the trails are their babies and they have the WV state champs XC race on them every year using a 12 mile expert loop and an 8mile beginner loop. if you are looking to take your riding off the buff singletrack, the lower trails are a great place to start... then if you feel up to it, proceed to the moonrock and hoodoorock loop for some good climbs and technical challenge.

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  • Outdoornut
    *****

    The trails are dryer than ever making it a great ride right now. Get out there and enjoy while it's that way. The new trails are getting packed in and are fun to ride. The local group is working on them continuously making them better. Of course, Moonrock and HooDoo Rock are still awesome.

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  • Outdoornut
    *****

    Every time I go there I'm always impressed at how they maintain the trails and the addition of new trails and reroutes continuously. You have to check these trails out even if you've ridden them before. Stop by Blackwater Bikes and get information on newer trails and try them out.

    The new trail (not completed yet) that takes a right off of Rock Shock trail is awesome. Especially after you cross the next trail and go over the hill into this awesome rock garden. Greeaaat ! Check the newest pictures.

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  • Outdoornut
    *****

    These are some sweet trails. Awesome singletrack in most places. Some old two track as well but looks like singletrack now. Staying in the lower section (CVI properties) it's great for beginners and experienced riders as well. Can be made more technical with more speed. Get up into Moonrocks and HooDoo rocks for the technical fun stuff. Great place for the whole family to mountian bike.

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