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Recommended Routes in Monongahela National Forest - 19

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Favorite Crossing Hills Creek in the Fall
Intermediate/Difficult

PocaFork

29.3 mi 47.2 km 1,905' Up 580.65 m Up 3,693' Down 1125.76 m Down

Marlinton, WV
Favorite This is actually a connector to get to Red Run
Difficult

Distilled Tea Creek

24.4 mi 39.3 km 2,570' Up 783.32 m Up 2,563' Down 781.27 m Down

Marlinton, WV
Favorite The trail entrance gets you ready for several miles of rooty, rocky gnar!
Intermediate/Difficult

Gauley Headwaters EPIC

45.1 mi 72.6 km 5,012' Up 1527.65 m Up 5,113' Down 1558.31 m Down

Marlinton, WV
Favorite Upper glade on Canaan Loop
Intermediate

Canaan Mountain/Blackwater Canyon Mixed Terrain Ride

37.0 mi 59.6 km 2,624' Up 799.89 m Up 2,623' Down 799.48 m Down

Davis, WV
Favorite Dobbin House trail
Difficult

Dobbins Figure-Eight Ride

5.9 mi 9.5 km 578' Up 176.1 m Up 577' Down 175.83 m Down

Davis, WV
Favorite Huckleberry - a pedal-fest on Spruce Mountain
Difficult

Spruce Knob to Seneca Creek - IMBA EPIC

17.6 mi 28.4 km 1,944' Up 592.49 m Up 1,950' Down 594.21 m Down

Franklin, WV
Favorite Charles Creek Trail in the Fall.  Photo by Mike Boyes
Intermediate

Bruffey and the Boys

5.7 mi 9.2 km 431' Up 131.33 m Up 427' Down 130.14 m Down

Marlinton, WV
Favorite Huckleberry - a pedal-fest on Spruce Mountain
Difficult

Huckleberry - Lumberjack Loop

13.5 mi 21.7 km 1,101' Up 335.5 m Up 1,102' Down 335.83 m Down

Franklin, WV
Favorite Roots, rocks and plenty of slippery moss to be found in the Cheat Mountain trail system
Difficult

Whitmeadow - Stonecoal Loop

13.8 mi 22.2 km 1,403' Up 427.72 m Up 1,381' Down 420.9 m Down

Elkins, WV

Monongahela National Forest Biking

  • 888 Miles 1,430 Kilometers of Trail
  • 20 Recommended Routes
  • 39 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 77 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 27 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Monongahela National Forest - 123

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9.5 mi 15.3 km #1Kennison Mountain Trail
Difficult
Marlinton, WV
Difficult
Marlinton, WV
1.1 mi 1.8 km #2Table Rock Trail
Difficult
Parsons, WV
Difficult
Parsons, WV
0.5 mi 0.9 km #3Headset Adjustment
Difficult
Marlinton, WV
Difficult
Marlinton, WV
4.5 mi 7.3 km #4Huckleberry
Difficult
Franklin, WV
Difficult
Franklin, WV 10 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #5Fire Trail #3
Difficult
Davis, WV
Difficult
Davis, WV
1.4 mi 2.2 km #6Yokum Ridge
Intermediate
Elkins, WV
Intermediate
Elkins, WV
1.6 mi 2.6 km #7Yellow Birch
Difficult
Davis, WV
Difficult
Davis, WV
10.7 mi 17.2 km #8Blackwater Canyon Rail Trail
Intermediate
Parsons, WV
Intermediate
Parsons, WV
13.0 mi 21.0 km #9Fork Mountain Trail - Ridge Section
Intermediate/Difficult
Richwood, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Richwood, WV
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Big Run Trail
Difficult
Richwood, WV
Difficult
Richwood, WV

Photos of Monongahela National Forest - 131

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Cranberry River crossing - Photo by Mike Boyes
Sep 23, 2022 near Richwood, WV
Blackwater Falls Blackwater State Park WV 8195
Jan 2, 2015 near Davis, WV
Roots, rocks and plenty of slippery moss to be found in the Cheat Mountain trail system
Aug 23, 2013 near Elkins, WV
Beautiful hardwood forest at Blackwater Falls State Park.
Jan 2, 2015 near Davis, WV
Stonecoal rolls well, even with an extensive network of roots
Aug 23, 2013 near Elkins, WV
Charles Creek Trail in the Fall.  Photo by Mike Boyes
Sep 19, 2022 near Marlinton, WV
Crossing Hills Creek in the Fall
Nov 15, 2020 near Richwood, WV
Photo by Mike Boyes
Aug 9, 2020 near Richwood, WV