15.6 miles
2,679 ft
-2,687 ft
3,406 ft
High Point

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Wild & Wonderful North Mountain

An incredibly fun backcountry ride with an amazing payoff downhill of super chunky rocks. Tough, tough, tough once you hit the singletrack. It's pretty close to, but not quite, a double black diamond in terms of constant backcountry beat down.

Although there are very few turns on this route you will need to keep your eyes peeled. Everything is overgrown and blends in.

Starts with a nice little climb up Smoke Hole Road with very little car traffic.

Eventually turns on to Redman Run which starts as a fire road for a bit. Keep your eyes open to the right for the singletrack turnoff, it's easy to miss.

As you climb up Redman Run it is very easy to miss the right turn onto North Fork Mountain.

Once you're on North Fork Mountain it is a really cool backcountry ride with some overgrown, yet fun, little challenge climbs and cool descents. Uppy downy.

When the trail starts to split it's usually because there is an awesome view off to the left, make sure you take time to check out a couple of them. But keep an eye out for the main trail, there are blue markers to keep you on track.

You can shorten this route significantly by climbing up Landis. You'll end up getting the amazing rocky descent, with much less of the backcountry brutality.

Detailed Description
BKXC 50 State Shred - West Virginia is a 16 mile moderately popular expert route located near Davis West Virginia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 2,679 ft with a max elevation of 3,406 ft then descends -2,687 ft.
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More Stats for BKXC 50 State Shred - West Virginia mountain bike route
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    14 hr 5 min
  • Altitude min
    1,175 ft
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    1,183 ft
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    1,175 ft
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  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    820 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

North Fork Mountain Trail
Jan 12, 2023 @ 12:42pm
Jan 12, 2023
North of Landis is good. The rest of the ridge headed north to there is covered in limbs. Some will need a chainsaw. Otherwise awesome. Super techy and good rock gardens on the final descent
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  • By bkxc & contributors
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