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.

  • #1 Big Schloss

    13 Reviews

    Wardensville, WV

    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 ...
    •  12 hours
    •  19.5 miles
    •  Guide

    In German, schloss means “castle.” In Virginia, schloss can only refer to one geologic wonder, a towering outcrop of sandstone ...

  • #2 North Bend Rail-Trail

    5 Reviews

    Parkersburg, WV

    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 ...
    •  70.1 miles
    •  Guide

    West Virginia’s showcase trail, the North Bend Rail Trail passes through spectacular wilderness settings and rural farmland, ...

  • #3 Greenbrier River Trail

    12 Reviews

    Marlinton, WV

    Greenbrier River Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Marlinton, West Virginia. It is 32.3 miles long and begins at 2,434 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 64.6 miles with a total ...
    •  32.3 miles

    Greenbrier River Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Marlinton, West Virginia. It is 32.3 miles long and begins at 2,434 ...

  • #4 Blackwater Canyon

    3 Reviews

    Thomas, WV

    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. ...
    •  2.5 hours for intermediate riders
    •  20.4 miles
    •  Guide

    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. ...

  • #5 High Falls

    2 Reviews

    Glady, WV

    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 ...
    •  2 hours for intermediate riders
    •  11.9 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #6 West Fork River Trail

    1 Reviews

    Fairmont, WV

    Meandering along the placid West Fork River, this popular local trail passes by farmland and river bluffs, residential and commercial areas. Surface: Packed limestone.
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Meandering along the placid West Fork River, this popular local trail passes by farmland and river bluffs, residential and ...

  • #7 Plantation

    1 Reviews

    Davis, WV

    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 ...
    •  4.5 hours for intermediate riders
    •  19.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the Canaan Valley region’s most famous single track. From Plantation Trail you can make any number of loops with ...

  • #8 Dry Fork

    1 Reviews

    Thomas, WV

    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 ...
    •  4 hours for intermediate riders
    •  35 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an epic ride in the Canaan Valley region. You'll spin the length of Blackwater Canyon on an old railgrade, through ...

  • #9 Southside-Brooklyn Trail

    1 Reviews

    Thurmond, WV

    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 ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Traveling high above the crashing rapids of the New River, this popular, leafy trail offers fantastic views at every turn. ...

  • #10 Flat Rock Plains

    1 Reviews

    Davis, WV

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours for intermediate riders
    •  10.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Because of a radio repeater, the area just south of Dolly Sods will never be classified as wilderness, but it sure feels ...

  • #11 Cranberry/Tri-Rivers Rail-Trail

    0 Reviews

    Richwood, WV

    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. ...
    •  16.5 miles
    •  Guide

    From the timber town of Richwood, this recently opened trail (1997) runs along three different rivers, the Cherry, the Gauley ...

  • #12 Williams River Trail

    0 Reviews

    Marlinton, WV

    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.
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Wandering beside the riffling, boulder-strewn Williams River, this intimate rail-trail explores the gentler side of West ...

  • #13 Canaan Loop

    0 Reviews

    Davis, WV

    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 ...
    •  3 hours for intermediate riders
    •  22.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the classic forest road ride in the Canaan Valley region. As you circle the top of Canaan Mountain you get a good ...

  • #14 Thurmond-Minden Trail

    0 Reviews

    Thurmond, WV

    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 ...
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Tunneling through thickets of rhododendron, this gently climbing trail above Dunloup Creek, the New River, and Arbuckle Creek ...

  • #15 Spruce Knob

    1 Reviews

    Judy Gap, WV

    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 ...
    •  3.5 hours for intermediate riders
    •  15.2 miles
    •  Guide

    From atop West Virginia's highest peak you'll bounce and slam your way along the barren and exposed Huckleberry Trail. Once ...

  • #16 Limerock

    0 Reviews

    Thomas, WV

    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 ...
    •  3.5 hours for intermediate riders
    •  17.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This difficult trail leads down from the rim into the remote recesses of Blackwater Canyon. Most of the trail follows an ...

  • #17 Mozark Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Hendricks, WV

    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 ...
    •  2.5 hours for intermediate riders
    •  13.4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #18 Glady

    0 Reviews

    Glady, WV

    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, ...
    •  1 hour for intermediate riders
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    You'll pass through scenic pastureland along a flat railgrade as you make your way out to a smooth section of single track ...

  • #19 Pheasant Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Elkins, WV

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours for intermediate riders
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    First, you'll ride along the ridgetop out to a nice timber cut view. Then, after a little backtracking, you'll coast down ...

  • #20 Olson Tower

    0 Reviews

    Thomas, WV

    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 ...
    •  3 hours for intermediate riders
    •  21.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The climb at Olson Tower is steady and long. At the top is a fantastic 360 degree view of all the mountains surrounding ...