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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
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      Stats

      Trails
      24
      Total Distance
      37 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      10,260 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,522 ft
      Total Vertical
      821 ft
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      83

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      Photos of Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike

      21 |
      Sep 8, 2017 @ 12:27pm
      Sep 8, 2017
      Black Bear Trail, Charleston
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      Sep 8, 2017 @ 12:27pm
      Sep 8, 2017
      Black Bear Trail, Charleston
      11 |
      Sep 8, 2017 @ 12:27pm
      Sep 8, 2017
      Black Bear Trail, Charleston
      18 |
      Sep 8, 2017 @ 12:27pm
      Sep 8, 2017
      Black Bear Trail, Charleston
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      Videos of Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike

      Kanawha State Forest 1 (Ft. Adam Batty)
      0:23 | 46 | May 3, 2017
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