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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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      Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, Pocahontas County is the place to ride. We boasts over 375 miles of trails that are open to bikes From gentle grades of rail trails to the exhilarating thrill of steep downhill single track, there are endless options for all enthusiasts. Whichever route you choose, you'll be traveling through a rugged terrain that has challenged generations of "mountaineers" before you. For centuries, Shawnee Native Americans claimed these mountains as a seasonal hunting ground, teeming with wildlife in a vast forest crossed by pristine rivers. Pioneers with Scots-Irish, German, and English roots began settling in this wild area in the late 18th century. These strongly independent people persevered to create homes in remarkably difficult conditions. Soon, the mountain forests also attracted industry.
      Beginning in the late 1800's and lasting well into the 1920's, most of the forested land in Pocahontas County was harvested for its magnificent trees and mined for its valuable coal. Railroad grades were built by Italian immigrants to reach nearly every ridge and hollow. Their hard labor, matched with horses and steam shovels, built many of the trails you can enjoy today. Thankfully, the forest has rebounded from this activity, so that today the mountains are once again "wild and wonderful".
      Our amazing biking is made possible by the vast amount of public lands in this county which include five state parks, two state forests and a large portion of the Monongahela National Forest. We are rural in nature, offering unmatched scenic beauty and quaint small towns. Our Mon Forest Towns Partnership is identifying ways to grow conservation and nature-based recreation in communities that result in environmental and economic gains. Together, we can contribute to a forest in which nature, visitors, communities, and economies thrive. We invite you to become a part of this new story.
      When visiting our area, we recommend that you plan your trip ahead of time. Be prepared for very limited cell phone coverage. Service is available in the Hillsboro, Marlinton, and Snowshoe areas from select providers. The village at Snowshoe Mountain, the town of Cass, local libraries, visitor centers, restaurants, and lodging offer guest WiFi. You can stay in touch with the outside world, while enjoying Nature’s Mountain Playground.
      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      173
      Trails Mountain Bike
      172
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      121
      Trails Trail Running
      121
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      29
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      517 miles
      Total Descent
      84,505 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,166 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,864 ft
      Reports
      447
      Photos
      742
      Ridden Counter
      11,302

      Popular Pocahontas County Mountain Biking Trails

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      Upper Dreamweaver
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Raging Bull
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Lucid
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Hootenanny (access)
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Skyline
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      10 Gallon
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Portal
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Lower Dreamweaver
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Lower Ninja Bob
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Powerline
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Ball-N-Jack
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Giant Slalom
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Upper Pro DH
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Easy Street
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Trail M
      Snowshoe Bike Park

      Pocahontas County Mountain Bike Routes

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      Gauley Headwaters EPIC
      Tea Creek Area
      43 miles
      Silver Creek
      Snowshoe Backcountry
      8 miles
      Beginner Tea Creek Route
      Tea Creek Area
      12 miles
      Marlin Mountain Loop
      Marlin Mountain Area Trails
      10 miles
      Teak Creek Campground Main Loop
      Tea Creek Area
      17 miles
      Snowshoe Back Country, Lake, and Easy Street Route
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      11 miles
      Spruce Knob / Seneca Creek IMBA Epic
      Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
      19 miles
      2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals Downhill Course race
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      1 mile
      16 mile Snowshoe Bike Park Cross-country Ridepopular ridelog16 miles
      8 mile Snowshoe Bike Park Cross-country Ridepopular ridelog8 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 14 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 109 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance

      Photos of Pocahontas County Mountain Bike

      trail: Missing Link
      111 |
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 4:23pm
      Sep 15, 2018
      297 |
      Jun 28, 2015 @ 7:13pm
      Jun 28, 2015
      339 |
      Jun 28, 2015 @ 7:11pm
      Jun 28, 2015
      trail: Skyline
      267 |
      Mar 20, 2015 @ 12:01pm
      Mar 20, 2015
      trail: Skyline
      585 |
      Nov 2, 2014 @ 10:29am
      Nov 2, 2014
      | 1 comments
      trail: 10 Gallon
      861 |
      Jul 15, 2014 @ 6:09pm
      Jul 15, 2014
      trail: 10 Gallon
      372 |
      Jul 15, 2014 @ 6:08pm
      Jul 15, 2014
      trail: Missing Link
      256 |
      Jul 14, 2009 @ 7:22am
      Jul 14, 2009

      Videos of Pocahontas County Mountain Bike

      Final Snowshoe 10/18/2020
      8 | Oct 31, 2020
      Ninja Bob @Snowshoe bike park
      27 | Oct 30, 2020
      Ladder drop on trail H
      trail: Trail H
      0:06 | 64 | Oct 10, 2020
      TakeAim Cycling Junior Devo Camp
      2:53 | 12 | Aug 3, 2020
      trail: Trail G
      0:43 | 24 | Aug 1, 2020
      Snowshoe drop fail
      trail: 10 Gallon
      0:08 | 68 | Jul 31, 2020
      First comfortable day riding SnowShoe 2019
      trail: Skyline
      15:26 | 33 | Jul 9, 2020
      sent
      trail: Skyline
      0:10 | 122 | Jan 3, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      North Prong Trail
      Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 4:25am
      Jun 7, 2021
      DryWvmtneer3Overgrown tough to follow at times. ...
      Grease Monkey
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 2:15pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      Idealclindblomendurotrail is good but be mindful of the new...
      Snowshoe Parkway
      Snowshoe Bike Park
      May 29, 2021 @ 9:45am
      May 29, 2021
      Idealteo7z

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2381703JgruberriddentrailLucid and 8 more
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 5:23pm
      7 hours
      user #2381703JgruberriddentrailPortal and 1 more
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 9:19am
      15 hours
      user #2415733Nick8312addphoto in Bridgeport, West Virginia, United States
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 8:34am
      16 hours
      user #535997Hucky-duckriddentrailDirt Beaver
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 6:50pm
      1 day
      user #2415733Nick8312riddentrailLower Hare Ball
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 1:17pm
      1 day

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1937158Achilles75trail6000 StepsChunky.
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 9:41am
      2 days
      user #2582739danthemtbman24trailTrail MJust on the line between a blue and a black
      May 27, 2021 @ 2:25pm
      May 27, 2021
      user #2582739danthemtbman24trail6000 StepsSuper fun trail, a little steep at the start...
      May 27, 2021 @ 2:24pm
      May 27, 2021
      user #2415733Nick8312trailUpper Hare BallThey’ve made some changes to Upper Hare Ball...
      May 26, 2021 @ 5:02am
      May 26, 2021
      user #2615259JIdonitrailEasy StreetIt may have been easy and flowy at some point,...
      May 22, 2021 @ 3:36pm
      May 22, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike172514 miles84,006 ft246 miles3,166 ft
      73444784,523
      E-Bike4107 miles4,058 ft38 miles2,713 ft
      434916
      Hike121493 miles69,252 ft227 miles3,166 ft
      44312113
      Trail Running121493 miles69,252 ft227 miles3,166 ft
      431218
      Horse2102 miles3,891 ft37 miles1,463 ft
      724
      Snowshoe29157 miles26,056 ft90 miles2,566 ft
      14
      Nordic Ski125 miles1,033 ft9 miles430 ft
      32
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