Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations East of the Rockies

Slaty Fork, West Virginia

Photo courtesy of Snowshoe Mountain
Photo courtesy of Snowshoe Mountain

The area around Slaty Fork, West Virginia is home to hundreds of miles of mountain bike trails. Many of them are gnarly, technical, backcountry routes, like the Red Run Trail. You can find some easier routes, though, including the Bear Pen Loop.

While the backcountry riding is off the chain, the region is anchored by the Snowshoe Bike Park–one of the largest and most highly-acclaimed downhill MTB parks in the East, with “nearly 40 trails and 1,500 vertical feet of descent,” according to Snowshoe. The park is so expansive that it’s served by two different high speed quad lifts, which help keep you off the chair and on your bike.

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