Best Mountain Biking in West Virginia

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in West Virginia. Use this list to plan your next West Virginia mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Big Schloss


In German, schloss means “castle.” In Virginia, schloss can only refer to one geologic wonder, a towering outcrop of sandstone on Mill Mountain. Big Schloss is a popular day trip from Wolf Gap Recreat…
From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia"
Wardensville, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking - 19.5 miles Best Trail in wv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Greenbrier River Trail


The queen of West Virginia’s rail-trails, and one of the longest and most scenic in the country, the Greenbrier River Trail parallels the rapid-filled Greenbrier River in a landscape punctuated by tal…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Cass, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 77 miles Best Trail in wv - Click to view allBestCross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#3. North Bend Rail-Trail


West Virginia’s showcase trail, the North Bend Rail Trail passes through spectacular wilderness settings and rural farmland, with several stops in small towns where artists fashion handblown glass.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Parkersburg, WV - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 70.1 miles Best Trail in wv - Click to view allBestHorseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Blackwater Canyon


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 - 20.4 miles Best Trail in wv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Milestone Press

#5. Greater Wheeling Trail


Traveling along the mighty Ohio River through the heart of Wheeling, this urban rail-trail reflects both the industrial and natural faces of the historic waterway. Part of a still-growing rail-trail s…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Wheeling, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running - 9 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#6. High Falls


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 roar…
From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Glady, WV - Mountain Biking - 11.9 miles
Published by Milestone Press

#7. West Fork River Trail


Meandering along the placid West Fork River, this popular local trail passes by farmland and river bluffs, residential and commercial areas. Surface: Packed limestone.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Fairmont, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking - 14.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#8. Plantation


This is the Canaan Valley region’s most famous single track. From Plantation Trail you can make any number of loops with the trails that cross and branch off. Described here is the entire length of…
From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Davis, WV - Mountain Biking - 19.7 miles
Published by Milestone Press

#9. Dry Fork


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 - 35 miles
Published by Milestone Press

#10. Southside-Brooklyn Trail


Traveling high above the crashing rapids of the New River, this popular, leafy trail offers fantastic views at every turn. The rails and ties that still line the old rail bed (making for a bumpy bike…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Thurmond, WV - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#11. Flat Rock Plains


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 - 10.2 miles
Published by Milestone Press

#12. Cranberry/Tri-Rivers Rail-Trail


From the timber town of Richwood, this recently opened trail (1997) runs along three different rivers, the Cherry, the Gauley (one of the country’s most famous white-water rivers), and the Cranberry.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Richwood, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 16.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#13. West Fork Trail


This isolated woodland trail visits small farms and remote mountain forests along the West Fork Greenbrier River. Great swimming and fishing may be enjoyed along its entire length. Surface: Original…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Glady, WV - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking - 25.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#14. Williams River Trail


Wandering beside the riffling, boulder-strewn Williams River, this intimate rail-trail explores the gentler side of West Virginia’s magnificently rugged mountains. Surface: Natural.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Marlinton, WV - Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running - 2.2 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#15. West Fork


This is an exceptionally scenic and easy ride along the West Fork of the Greenbrier River. The entire route is along an abandoned railgrade. As you ride through the steep-sided valley, you'll pass…
From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume VI: A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia's Northern Highlands"
Durbin, WV - Mountain Biking - 14 miles
Published by Milestone Press

#16. Harrison County Parks and Recreation Bike & Hike Trail


Not the most alluring destination, this rail-trail follows the murky green West Fork River past farmland, woods, and tiny communities. Surface: Cinder.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Clarksburg, WV - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking - 6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#17. Thurmond-Minden Trail


Tunneling through thickets of rhododendron, this gently climbing trail above Dunloup Creek, the New River, and Arbuckle Creek crosses five trestles. Several overlooks provide breathtaking scenes of th…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Thurmond, WV - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking - 3.4 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#18. Camp 70


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 - 10 miles
Published by Milestone Press

#19. Canaan Loop


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 - 22.3 miles
Published by Milestone Press

#20. Spruce Knob


From atop West Virginia's highest peak you'll bounce and slam your way along the barren and exposed Huckleberry Trail. Once you turn down off the ridge, the trail becomes a little less technical befor…
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 - 15.2 miles
Published by Milestone Press