Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands
by Jim Parham (Milestone Press)
© Jim Parham/Milestone Press. All Rights Reserved.
We started off riding the road up from the Spruce Knob Lake camp ground on a cold rainy August morning, which was supposed to be a nice warmup, but as we got up to the Knob it just kept getting colder, I thought it might start snowing. The fog was so bad we could hardly see 50 feet in front of us, so we did not get much of a view that morning but it was great the next day when it cleared up. After reaching the top we hopped on the Huckleberry. If you like lots of rocks and getting a great upper body workout this is the trail for you. It was pretty much down hill the whole 5 or so miles which was sweet , but the rain was our enemy. There were tons of rocks and a few sweet rooty sections that would have been a blast in drier conditions. If you are a beginner I would not recommend this trail in wet conditions, unless you want to do a lot of hike a bike and a few endos. The only advantage to a rainy day on this trail is that when you hit the bottom which I think was where the Judy Springs trail intersected, take a right and eat some bars while looking at some wonderful water falls. Over all a great technical single track with some nice fast down hill sections, but go when its dry.
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