Some of us from the Adventure team went down and explored West Virginia mountain bike trails! We were mostly seeking whitewater rafting adventures in the area, but being avid mountain bikers we loaded the bikes as well! We used MTB Projects as our guide for local trails! MTB Projects is our preferred app for finding all the best trails with in-depth descriptions. We found mountain bike trails only 5 miles from our camping location, Rifrafters Campground and were excited to find there was a restaurant, bar, pump track, bike wash, campground located right on the mountain bike trail called Arrowhead Bike Farm. If you are a mountain biker, you will love the atmosphere of Arrowhead Bike Farm. Outdoor seating, fire pit, outdoor music, bike shop, food, beer, goats (yes goats), and more! The bike farm offered bike rentals and guided tours of the trails for any level. We opted for talking to the locals and not using a guide which worked perfect for us.
Our first trail was Long Point Trail. This was a short easy trail but heard the views were a must! See photos below! Amazing view of the rusty rainbow (AKA New River Gorge Bridge). From there we ventured over to Timber Ridge Trail and connectors to downtown Fayetteville. On your route to downtown, you cross a walking bridge. Just to the west of the bridge you can find a walking path and traverse down the rock river bottom to a waterfall and pool. It was July and HOT while we were there, so a dip in the water was so worth the stop! (Be careful, though. I assume that at different times of the year that river fills up.)
Downtown Fayetteville has some great sandwich shops that made for a great midday snack before heading back to our parking location at Long Point trail head. The trip mentioned above was just over an hour of bike time and lots of photo, swimming, and eating time! Great half day adventure!
We ended that ride with heading over to Arrowhead Bike Farm for drinks and talk about the epic photos and fun! A few of us had fun petting the goats, and others enjoyed the shade and a beer.
Our second day riding we heard about trails that were more specific to singletrack mountain biking! We parked HERE at the trail head and found it to be centrally located to trails! Some locals mention parking at the Arrowhead bike farm and using the trail connectors. Might try that next time! We started with the easy loop Clovis to see what type of terrain we had. The area has rock, gravel, and hard pack vibe. Clovis was an easy, short, and flowy trail. From there we explored Adena and Dalton. Both Adena and Dalton gave us some fun rocky sections, great bench cut in ravines, and a few challenging climbs. The local bike shop told us clockwise was the best direction of the bi-directional trail and I would agree! Not much above intermediate skill level here but still a ton of fun! I would recommend planning on doing a couple laps of each to get in a 2 hour ride.
DAY 2 VIDEO
There was a trail on MTB projects called New River Coal Country that is about 31 miles long but was told it was gravel rail road grade and not really mountain bike enthusiast terrain.
If you are heading to West Virginia and taking the bikes, I hope this helps your adventure!
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We also have a group on Facebook dedicated to the love of Singletrack! We explore trails in the Grand Rapids area weekly with Strava boards and other challenges thrown in for fun. Come join the fun!