15.6 miles
Distance
2,679 ft
Climb
-2,687 ft
Descent
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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15 Reviews & Comments

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bontrager1 (May 1, 2022 at 5:49)
The section of trail from Redman run trail to Landis trail has multiple trees down some are easy to get over most as a pain in the ass to get over. The same section of trail will also be completly over grown in the next few weeks.
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bontrager1 (May 1, 2022 at 5:49)
The section of trail from Redman run trail to Landis trail has multiple trees down some are easy to get over most as a pain in the ass to get over. The same section of trail will also be completly over grown in the next few weeks.
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bkxc (Jul 10, 2021 at 16:17)
My Strava says 3,500 feet of climbing for this, so be aware!
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Creslin003 (Jul 22, 2020 at 10:07)
For a sample of this trail I'd recommend the video from Brian at BMXC. Just gives a small idea of the beautiful and toughness that is this trail.
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Creslin003 (Jul 22, 2020 at 10:07)
For a sample of this trail I'd recommend the video from Brian at BMXC. Just gives a small idea of the beautiful and toughness that is this trail.
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bkxc (Jul 22, 2020 at 11:06)
Thanks dude! It was such a great adventure, and I didn't even do the whole thing!
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bkxc (Jul 22, 2020 at 11:06)
Thanks dude! It was such a great adventure, and I didn't even do the whole thing!
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SnowshoeRider4Life (Jun 14, 2020 at 13:56)
Rode this yesterday. A buddy had a GPS mounted on his bike. His bike stayed on the trail when we went to overlooks. 3200 ft of climbing is what we ended up with and 23 miles total. Seen lots of different data on sites but this should be pretty exact.
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SnowshoeRider4Life (Jun 14, 2020 at 13:56)
Rode this yesterday. A buddy had a GPS mounted on his bike. His bike stayed on the trail when we went to overlooks. 3200 ft of climbing is what we ended up with and 23 miles total. Seen lots of different data on sites but this should be pretty exact.
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agmack (Jul 4, 2020 at 21:37)
@SnowshoeRider4Life 23 miles one way, Correct?
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agmack (Jul 4, 2020 at 21:37)
@SnowshoeRider4Life 23 miles one way, Correct?
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SnowshoeRider4Life (Jul 5, 2020 at 8:49)
23.2 I believe. Ride south to north.
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SnowshoeRider4Life (Jul 5, 2020 at 8:49)
23.2 I believe. Ride south to north.
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Christianvbailey (Sep 15, 2019 at 11:49)
Hi
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Christianvbailey (Sep 15, 2019 at 11:49)
Hi
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More Stats for BKXC 50 State Shred - West Virginia mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,175 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,183 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,175 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -85.6%
  • Grade min
    40.1%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    820 ft
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North Fork Mountain Trail
May 1, 2022 @ 5:56am
May 1, 2022
The section of trail from Redman run trail to Landis trail has multiple trees down. Some are easy to get over most as a pain in the ass to get over. The same section of trail will as be completly over grown-in in the next couple of weeks.
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