River Trail

3.67 out of 5
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↑ 900 ft
↓ 800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The trail is almost all singletrack with just a few small rock gardens that may offer a challenge. It follows the river very closely in spots. Be careful, you might fall into the river! Most of it is rolling and flat terrain with an uphill section depending on which way you ride it.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  Mtbforlife555   on Aug 2, 2018
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Reviews (7)


October 11, 2017
Review: I have not had a chance to ride all the trails but we did put in about 12 miles and I would definitely not call it intermediate. Riding was mix of single and double track and very fast. Few semi technical sections on the hills were nice.

Granny Gear

January 3, 2017
Nidciv Granny Gear  
Review: Its a fun trail great for starting out on. If you go to the the top of the park you can take a back trail that will put you half way through it again

January 7, 2016
Review: Very easy smooth rolling track that runs along the river. Trail is maintained by a group of riders not the park so overgrowth can be a problem. Fun to ride and unlike another review has stated, the trail is heavily used by bikes, runners, and walkers. Unfortunately some people have started riding horses out here as well so be sure to keep an eye out for piles of "waste." Great trail for connecting trails on opposite sides of the park. This is my local park and I usually ride loops anywhere from 8-12 miles. Great park for riders!

Granny Gear

June 7, 2015
Review: It is very well kept up. The trail itself is 3 miles, not 6.2. With that being said, when you get to the end you will want to turn around because the way back to the park is not bike-friendly.


September 9, 2014
IMAMXR Gramcounter  
Review: Just terrible! Overgrown horse path with zero maintenance... I'll go as far as saying almost dangerousness in some areas where trail has washed away and you cannot see ravines big enough to swallow you. Huge areas that will not drain.. Overgrown... Hardly ridden. Big mistake coming here. Trails are not marked and just not fun.

Granny Gear

June 11, 2012
Review: The River Trail is great for beginners and great for me when I first got started riding MTB. It offered enough of a challenge to get me hooked on mountain biking. The trail is an out and back and you have to look out for other riders and hikers. There are no serious climbs but if you are not used to climbing or riding then the River Trail gives you what you need. The rock gardens are not too difficult and the trails along the river can be fast and flowing....you just have to watch out about getting to close or you will go for a swim. I really enjoy this trail and always look forward to introducing my friends to biking with this trail.

Bunny Hop

March 3, 2008
Review: Although not technically challenging for the most part, Barboursville River Trail is one of my favorite rides. Many parts of the trail allow you to pick up speed and corner aggressively while the terrain flows very nicely concerning elevation. It is easily accessible though not overly crowded. The only drawback would be the ease at which you can find yourself in the river in a couple of narrow spots where the trail is literally right on the bank. For the most part this is not the case though. Overall, a great trail for any level rider.

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