Mountwood

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.83 out of 5
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Intermediate
35.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,300 ft
↓ 4,200 ft
771
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
One of the most highly rated trail networks in West Virginia. Loads and loads of well maintained singletrack that has a little bit for everyone. Some pretty good climbs to test your endurance, some really long, fun downhill sections and many different loops or directions to take. Park at the Marina parking lot and pick your poison from there.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: map of lake -Guest

A: Mike Snyder im pretty sure hes asking for a map of lake

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Reviews (29)
 

Gnarly


June 8, 2018
 
Review: Update: Trails are in great shape. Lots and lots of work being done on the trails and it shows. I don't think I've seen better maintained trails anywhere, especially for how big this place is. Kudos to the trail builders out there. Love Mountwood, wish it were a little closer to me.

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Gramcounter

January 7, 2018
 
Review: Rode here by myself. Parked at marina. Saw no visible sign of where to go from there. Very frustrated until I used Strava to finally find a trail entry point across the road. Really wish I could have found a list of each trail description or a recommended route for a 15 mile ride. I asked on the groups FB page for advice and didn't get a helpful response. I picked trails that seemed to go straight up, down, and then straight up. Guess I should have know the Trip to the Moon must be a climb. Duh As compared with my usual trails, they were good, hilly, and very natural. Don't recall seeing a berm. Several man made wooden features/ armoring for wet sections. Many short trails linked together. I felt like I was stopping and looking at a map constantly throughout my ride. I rode conservatively and walked a few spots since I was alone and did not see any rider. I assumed in rural WV I would have no cell reception but I was surprised that I did. Impressive work by the trail crew. I think looking at the trail system from the eyes of a first timer would help with more signage at the parking lot and better route selection. (possibly color coding trails that would put together a beginner, intermediate, and advanced route) I would go back and start on the marina side and not across the road.

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Bunny Hop

December 18, 2017
swopemike Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Trails are still being added and improved every year. Well maintained, good riding year-round, generally intermediate with some more difficult sections and some more beginner-friendly sections. Climbs are manageable, descents fast and flowing, trails are built sustainably and drain well. Many small bridges as well as logs and rocks covering the wet sections have left these trails generally devoid of any serious mud in all but the worst conditions. Strong local MTB club (RVMBA) maintains trails and builds new sections year-round. Very rideable with any bike from hardtail to fat bike to full suspension. Open year-round and night riding is allowed and practiced. Group rides Wednesday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm generally year-round most weeks. Contact River Valley Mountain Bike Association on Facebook with questions or if planning a trip.

Similar Trail: Thunderbunny / Strouds Run, Athens OH

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Gnarly


November 12, 2016
 
Review: First time hitting up these trails. Didn't come as prepared as I should have as I had trouble finding the trail head. Once I got past that, I had a blast here. A lot of the trails I've ridden in WV you are either climbing or descending. These trails have a great mix of flow and are a blast. provably one of the best trail systems I've ever ridden and I didn't even scratch the surface here. I'll definitely be coming back.

Similar Trail: Fountainhead VA

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Bunny Hop

January 6, 2016
 
Review: Super great place to ride. Well maintained. Drains water very well. Rewarding downhills for decent climbs. Its a fun place.

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Bunny Hop

December 27, 2015
swopemike Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Flowing fun singletrack, well-maintained by a dedicated group of local cyclists for the last couple decades. Trails are well-marked and consist of various length loops totaling around 32 miles, most of which can be ridden in one big tour through the mountains. These trails are especially outstanding in their rain-resistance, owing in part to the soil conditions and in large part to the carefully designed trails which shed water off. Some of the older trails do run down fall lines and can collect some water, but most of them are still hard underneath and you come out with cleaned tires most times. The River Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA) is the primary group that works these trails . A number of volunteers have been doing this for many years, building up a base of rocks, log runs and bridges to keep the trail flowing along and keep riders out of the mud that would otherwise pepper the hills and hollers that these trails run along. Monthly trail maintenance as well as frequent ad-hoc repairs are performed year-round. If you are looking for highly technical singletrack like Canaan or Davis, this is not what you're looking for. If you're looking for singletrack playground and a foot or two of swooping undulating rail perched along hill sides, along ridges and overlooking forest and lake views, this is a destination you'll want to visit.

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Granny Gear

June 7, 2015
 
Review: Haven't ridden everything there but what we did ride was fun. Definitely going back.

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Granny Gear

May 28, 2015
mnt ras Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode copperhead trail to moon trail, fun times. Having rained day before yesterday trail was only muddy in one or two spots. Not very technical but flowed nice.

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Gramcounter

April 13, 2015
rattler Gramcounter  
 
Review: rode here with the RVMBA and OMBC race. Only did the sport division, but those 13 miles and 1800 feet of elevation gain were great. this trail was in fantastic shape, considering all the rain we had in the days prior. Can't wait to ride more here as the uphills were challenging, but the downhill was great. nice switchbacks, some nice features, creek crossing. Well done RVMBA.

Similar Trail: Mohican

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Trailblazer

November 5, 2014
 
Review: This is a fun trail with great flow. Stopped on a trip through WV and had a great break from a 7 hour drive. Well maintained trails.

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Mountwood MTB Trail 4.83 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.
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