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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
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Feb 25, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      47
      Trails Mountain Bike
      34
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      47
      Trails Trail Running
      47
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      63 miles
      Total Descent
      13,927 ft
      Total Vertical
      821 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,522 ft
      Reports
      46
      Photos
      29
      Ridden Counter
      1,267

      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: Wildcat Ridge
      28 |
      May 17, 2021 @ 12:40pm
      May 17, 2021
      29 |
      May 17, 2021 @ 12:39pm
      May 17, 2021
      52 |
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 7:08am
      Mar 30, 2020
      trail: Ballard Trail
      155 |
      Nov 6, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      Nov 6, 2019
      62 |
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Oct 22, 2019
      57 |
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 11:03am
      Oct 22, 2019
      trail: Unknown Name
      57 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 5:43am
      Aug 6, 2019
      trail: Unknown Name
      64 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 5:40am
      Aug 6, 2019

      Videos of Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike

      Mossy Rock Trail // Kanawha State Forest
      1:42 | 166 | Nov 5, 2017
      Kanawha State Forest 1 (Ft. Adam Batty)
      0:23 | 173 | May 3, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2386514Ceaser187addreportPark Forest Rd 801
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 7:30am
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #2996338Crock17wishlisttrailMiracle Mile (Bob Ward Pathway)
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 8:19pm
      Jun 11, 2022
      user #2993953Tanzer1891riddentrailBlack Bear Trail
      Jun 1, 2022 @ 8:05pm
      Jun 1, 2022
      user #2966318RTcgSOvotetrailBlack Bear Trail and 7 more
      May 31, 2022 @ 5:00pm
      May 31, 2022
      user #2996338Crock17wishlisttrailBomber Ridge
      May 18, 2022 @ 6:24pm
      May 18, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealtrailMossy Rock TrailDefinitely more of a black diamond but I...
      May 14, 2022 @ 2:14pm
      May 14, 2022
      user #2996338Crock17trailDavis Creek TrailThis was probably a fun trail for beginners at...
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 2:50am
      Mar 21, 2022
      user #810477bschmalzertrailUnknown NameThis is Laurel’s Trail. Good description....
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 12:36pm
      Oct 4, 2021
      user #810477bschmalzertrailLaurel's TrailHey there. I built this trail. It’s...
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 12:34pm
      Oct 4, 2021
      user #2363251WVMtbiker1964trailLaurel's TrailLaurel trail no apostrophe s.
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 6:06am
      Oct 8, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Little Creek Park 16 246.3 km
      St. Albans City Park 8 511 km
      Ridenour 2 414.2 km
      Meeks Mountain Trails 2 16 121.4 km
      Putnam County Park 5 1224.9 km

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      Pinkbike Articles

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

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3450 miles9,921 ft25 miles820 ft
      #2,412#1,23225461,292
      E-Bike22 miles125 ft2,976 ft476 ft
      3131
      Hike4763 miles13,927 ft32 miles820 ft
      #1,887#1,10244638
      Trail Running4763 miles13,927 ft32 miles820 ft
      #1,893#1,1014619
      Horse14,787 ft3 ft138 ft400 ft
      • By medardlefevre & contributors
      • Admins: theWVPedaler, Turntex, PlumbBobM, Chris-Campbell
      • #16160 - 5,113 views
      • kanawha state forest activity log | embed map of Kanawha State Forest mountain bike trails | kanawha state forest mountain biking points of interest

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