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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
      • 7
      • 3
      • 20
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 9, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      46
      Trails Mountain Bike
      33
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      46
      Trails Trail Running
      46
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      61 miles
      Total Descent
      14,592 ft
      Total Vertical
      821 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,522 ft
      Reports
      24
      Photos
      27
      Ridden Counter
      894

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance

      Photos of Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Unknown Name
      15 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 2:51pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      trail: Unknown Name
      13 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 2:51pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      39 |
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 7:08am
      Mar 30, 2020
      trail: Ballard Trail
      126 |
      Nov 6, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      Nov 6, 2019
      48 |
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Oct 22, 2019
      44 |
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 11:03am
      Oct 22, 2019
      trail: Unknown Name
      41 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 5:43am
      Aug 6, 2019
      trail: Unknown Name
      44 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 5:40am
      Aug 6, 2019

      Videos of Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike

      Mossy Rock Trail // Kanawha State Forest
      1:42 | 140 | Nov 5, 2017
      Kanawha State Forest 1 (Ft. Adam Batty)
      0:23 | 138 | May 3, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Hoffman Hollow
      Apr 9, 2021 @ 9:00am
      Apr 9, 2021
      Idealwvmountainbikeguide
      Hoffman Hollow
      Apr 9, 2021 @ 9:00am
      Apr 9, 2021
      Idealwvmountainbikeguide
      Middle Ridge Trail
      Apr 9, 2021 @ 9:00am
      Apr 9, 2021
      Idealwvmountainbikeguide
      Unnamed Access Road
      Mar 15, 2021 @ 7:29pm
      Mar 15, 2021
      DryWVMtbiker1964This is locally know as the Old Boundary...
      Pole Cat Trail
      Mar 4, 2021 @ 12:12pm
      Mar 4, 2021
      DryDhayes94Tree down
      Teaberry Rock Trail
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 12:57pm
      Feb 21, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CycleDhayes94 Cluster of trees down maybe a quarter...
      TB to CJ
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 7:26am
      Nov 14, 2020
      VariableNapoleon-Jitsu
      Unknown Name
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 7:26am
      Nov 14, 2020
      VariableNapoleon-Jitsu
      Davis Creek Trail
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 6:27am
      Nov 7, 2020
      IdealNapoleon-Jitsu
      Connector
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 5:58am
      Aug 30, 2020
      Idealtappersonc

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #261570410DollarHelmet10DollarHeadriddentrailWildcat Ridge and 2 more
      Apr 19, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      Apr 19, 2021
      user #1413218wvmountainbikeguideaddreportHoffman Hollow and 2 more
      Apr 9, 2021 @ 2:19pm
      Apr 9, 2021
      user #2363251WVMtbiker1964addreportUnnamed Access Road
      Mar 15, 2021 @ 7:29pm
      Mar 15, 2021
      user #2570008Dhayes94riddentrailCrown Jewel and 2 more
      Mar 10, 2021 @ 7:30pm
      Mar 10, 2021
      user #2570008Dhayes94addreportPole Cat Trail
      Mar 4, 2021 @ 12:12pm
      Mar 4, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2363251WVMtbiker1964trailLaurel's TrailLaurel trail no apostrophe s.
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 6:06am
      Oct 8, 2020
      user #2363251WVMtbiker1964trailLaurel's TrailLaurel trail no 's
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 6:05am
      Oct 8, 2020
      user #2390889NicholsbtrailUnknown NameI believe this is a newer part of middle ridge
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 3:00pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      user #1839102JtotheNtotheKtrailMotobubbyFun downhill! The uphill is kinda brutal.
      May 14, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      May 14, 2020
      user #282074bikeskibikeskitrailPine Ridge Trailgo the other way and this trail is awesome.
      Sep 6, 2019 @ 6:20am
      Sep 6, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Little Creek Park 16 246.3 km
      St. Albans City Park 8 511 km
      Ridenour 114.5 km
      Meeks Mountain Trails 13 121.4 km
      Putnam County Park 5 1224.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3349 miles10,587 ft25 miles820 ft
      #2,708#1,2462324924
      E-Bike22 miles125 ft2,976 ft476 ft
      151
      Hike4661 miles14,593 ft32 miles820 ft
      #2,201#1,14542433
      Trail Running4661 miles14,593 ft32 miles820 ft
      #2,204#1,1432412
      Horse14,787 ft3 ft138 ft400 ft
      • By medardlefevre & contributors
      • Admins: theWVPedaler, Chris-Campbell
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