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      Located just seven miles south of Charleston,
      this Kanawha State Forest’s close proximity to the
      heavily populated Kanawha Valley has made it a
      recreational haven. Some of the state’s most popular
      picnic areas are here, along with significant hiking and
      mountain biking opportunities. Kanawha’s swimming
      pool and playground attract families during the
      summer season, and the fully equipped campground is
      one of the few in the Charleston area.
      The 9,300-acre forest is noted among naturalists for
      its diverse wildflower and bird populations. Rich cove
      forest sites provide nesting habitat for 19 species of
      wood warblers, a feature that draws birders from as far
      away as Canada.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: State Forest
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      Region Details
      • 8
      • 3
      • 24
      • 6

      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 24, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      54
      Trails Mountain Bike
      41
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      52
      Trails Trail Running
      52
      Total Distance
      72 miles
      Total Descent
      16,107 ft
      Total Vertical
      909 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,609 ft
      Reports
      95
      Photos
      37
      Ridden Counter
      1,746

      Outside Logo Articles

      West Virginia: From the Bottom to the Top
      Nov 9, 2017 from pinkbike.com
      Dive in and discover what West Virginia has up its sleeve when it comes to mountain biking.

      Photos of Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Bomber Ridge
      1 |
      Mar 15, 2024 @ 10:12am
      Mar 15, 2024
      49 |
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 6:50pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      52 |
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 6:50pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      51 |
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 6:50pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      53 |
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 6:50pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      45 |
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 6:50pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      trail: Wildcat Ridge
      57 |
      May 17, 2021 @ 12:40pm
      May 17, 2021
      71 |
      May 17, 2021 @ 12:39pm
      May 17, 2021

      Videos of Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike

      Mossy Rock Trail // Kanawha State Forest
      1:42 | 200 | Nov 5, 2017
      Kanawha State Forest 1 (Ft. Adam Batty)
      0:23 | 224 | May 3, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Honybee
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 12:02pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      IdealHoneybee is the original Black Bear line....WVMtbiker1964
      Laurel's Trail
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 5:56pm
      Oct 22, 2023
      DryLaurels no apostropheWVMtbiker1964
      Laurel's Trail
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 5:55pm
      Oct 22, 2023
      Drythe name is Laurels no apostrophe....WVMtbiker1964
      Unknown Name
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 5:52pm
      Oct 22, 2023
      DryStill named Laurels.WVMtbiker1964
      Pole Cat Trail
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 5:47pm
      Oct 22, 2023
      DryWrong difficulty. It is Black. Very...WVMtbiker1964
      Ballard Trail
      Jul 22, 2023 @ 9:12pm
      Jul 22, 2023
      Idealpbz HTA
      Middle Ridge Trail
      Jul 22, 2023 @ 8:58pm
      Jul 22, 2023
      Variable Tree down at one of the road crossings....pbz HTA
      Wallfork Access Road
      Jul 22, 2023 @ 8:55pm
      Jul 22, 2023
      Drypbz HTA
      Wallfork Trail
      Jul 22, 2023 @ 8:44pm
      Jul 22, 2023
      WetPretty overgrown about a foot high on 90%...pbz HTA
      TB to CJ
      May 21, 2023 @ 4:02am
      May 21, 2023
      Idealprusek

      Activity Feed

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      WVMtbiker1964addreportactivity #50417054
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 4:40pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      JtotheNtotheKvotetrailactivity #50262140 and 1 more
      Mar 21, 2024 @ 10:45am
      Mar 21, 2024
      TylerMmEh7cwishlistregionactivity #50168030
      Mar 18, 2024 @ 6:26pm
      Mar 18, 2024
      JtotheNtotheKaddphotoactivity #50047808
      Mar 15, 2024 @ 10:12am
      Mar 15, 2024
      Mhildreth80wishlistregionactivity #49652724
      Feb 29, 2024 @ 7:22pm
      Feb 29, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      steelispossiblyrealtrailMossy Rock TrailDefinitely more of a black diamond but I...
      May 14, 2022 @ 2:14pm
      May 14, 2022
      Crock17trailDavis Creek TrailThis was probably a fun trail for beginners at...
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 2:50am
      Mar 21, 2022
      Nathan4wvutrailSouthern ExposureGreat shape and clear end to end.
      Jan 2, 2022 @ 6:54pm
      Jan 2, 2022
      bschmalzertrailUnknown NameThis is Laurel’s Trail. Good description....
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 12:36pm
      Oct 4, 2021
      bschmalzertrailLaurel's TrailHey there. I built this trail. It’s...
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 12:34pm
      Oct 4, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Little Creek Park 16 246.3 km
      St. Albans City Park 8 511 km
      Ridenour 1 4 214.2 km
      Meeks Mountain Trails 2 29 121.4 km
      Putnam County Park 5 1224.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4159 miles12,103 ft31 miles909 ft
      #2,737#1,42233951,853
      E-Bike35 miles932 ft3 miles827 ft
      66116
      Horse14,787 ft3 ft138 ft400 ft
      3
      Hike5270 miles15,643 ft36 miles909 ft
      #2,164#1,28449562
      Trail Running5270 miles15,643 ft36 miles909 ft
      #2,168#1,2839547
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