Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands Guide Book

by Jim Parham (Milestone Press)
Off The Beaten Track Volume VI  A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginiaand39;s Northern Highlands  by Jim Parham

73pp/maps
ISBN: 0963186183

OUT OF STOCK. The book is not available at this time, but eTrails are available for download. West Virginia's Northern Potomac Highlands are home to mountain biking destinations like the Canaan (rhymes with "insane") Valley and the Monongahela National Forest, where rides lead through remote canyons, over windswept ridges and along pristine streams. In this guide, 27 routes range from wide, flat railgrade trails to steep, technical single track. Each route description includes a detailed map, driving directions, mileage, riding time, highlights, and elevation profile. Like all the volumes in the Off The Beaten Track series, this book includes guidelines for riding in the National Forest, lodging and camping information, and area resources for cyclists, including local bike shops.

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Trails from the "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 27.
... Preview: You'll ride the ridgetop up and down before snaking off on the smooth Bear Hunter Trail. The trail along Seneca Creek from Judy Springs climbs so gradually you hardly know you are going up as you pas ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Judy Gap, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: You'll begin with a short, steep, technical descent as you head into the Big Run drainage. Along the stream are several open meadows dotted with beaver ponds. Be sure to carry over the small marshy ar ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Judy Gap, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: There are several options on this scenic ride. You can start in Thomas or in Hendricks and do the ride as an out-and-back. It depends on whether you want to finish the ride climbing or descending. ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Thomas, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.4
... Preview: This flat, easy ride takes you out to one of the most unique and beautiful spots in all of West Virginia—a sweeping view of the Canaan Valley. At 3200 feet above sea level, this monstrous bog-filled ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Davis, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This is the classic forest road ride in the Canaan Valley region. As you circle the top of Canaan Mountain you get a good overview of what the area has to offer. Numerous side trails branch off in all ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Davis, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.3
... Preview: This short but technical trail is a great introduction to West Virginia single track. Used for cross-country skiing in winter, the trail system, atop a reclaimed mine, offers plenty of room for explor ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Davis, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This is an epic ride in the Canaan Valley region. You'll spin the length of Blackwater Canyon on an old railgrade, through several small towns, along the side of the Dry Fork River and up Red Run Can ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Thomas, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 35
... Preview: Because of a radio repeater, the area just south of Dolly Sods will never be classified as wilderness, but it sure feels like it. This ride traverses out across Flat Rock Plains to the repeater tower ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Davis, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: You'll pass through scenic pastureland along a flat railgrade as you make your way out to a smooth section of single track along the West Fork of the Glady. Expect to see plenty of sheep, cows, horse ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Glady, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: This is the easy way to get to High Falls of the Cheat on Shavers Fork of the Cheat River- a mini-Niagara. An old railgrade takes you out along the edge of a canyon where you can hear the river roarin ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Glady, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.9
... Preview: Leaving Horseshoe Recreation Area, you'll begin with a long ascent culminating with a very steep, heart-pounding climb onto Dorman Ridge. Here, you'll cruise through several large wildlife meadows, ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Lead Mine, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: This woodsy ride snakes its way around the ridgetops along grass-covered double track before plummeting like a meteor to Gandy Creek. You'll need to watch carefully for the trail in some of the clear ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Judy Gap, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.7
... Preview: This difficult trail leads down from the rim into the remote recesses of Blackwater Canyon. Most of the trail follows an old, barely distinguishable railgrade. The ties are gone but their impressions ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Thomas, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.8
... Preview: This ride has a lot of climbing. Before Whitmer you'll pedal up through beautiful high-mountain pastureland. After a descent, you'll climb again rather steeply to a little used stretch of the Allegh ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Seneca Rocks, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.2
... Preview: Forest roads take you up and along the top of Fork Mountain to the West Virginia-Virginia state line, where a rolling ridge ride awaits. It's a lightning fast descent down beside Long Run to the fini ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Bartow, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: This pretty ride starts out with a steep climb up the side of Close Mountain. It then gradually falls down the contour lines on a gated forest road before dumping onto Maxwell Run, a beautiful, moss- ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Lead Mine, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: If you are looking for a good, solid hill-climb near Canaan Valley, this is it. You'll climb 2000 feet in almost seven miles to the top of Mozark Mountain on old forest roads. There's a large field ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Hendricks, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: A really nice ride that gets progressively more technical toward the end. Expect to see beaver ponds, fern-filled woods, and maybe a beaver or some deer. The last little bit is a really steep (but s ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Judy Gap, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: The climb at Olson Tower is steady and long. At the top is a fantastic 360 degree view of all the mountains surrounding Canaan Valley. The first part of the return is on Canyon Rim Trail, a sometime ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Thomas, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.5
... Preview: First, you'll ride along the ridgetop out to a nice timber cut view. Then, after a little backtracking, you'll coast down a shady, grass-covered forest road to the valley floor. It's a paved climb b ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Elkins, WV - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.5