11.2 miles
Distance
1,426 ft
Climb
-1,440 ft
Descent
2,418 ft
High Point

At the moment The Summit is only open to special programs, events and the New River Bicycle Union. See http://www.summitbsa.org/ for more information on Scouting programs.

See http://www.newriverbicycleunion.org for more info on the NRBU club access.

For the expert rider, try this exhilarating loop with 2 big climbs, a not so bad climb and 3 rowdy descents. Start by taking Trail 9 and merge right onto Trail 13. After crossing over two wooden bridges, take a right up Trail 17 all the way to the ridge top. Take a left on Upper MTN Bike Road and jog down to the main High Gear trailhead. Start with some fun jumping and wild descent on Trail 22. Cross Valley Loop rd to continue jumping down Trail 22 until it merges into Trail 13. At the 4-way intersection, start climbing again up a steady ascent on Trails 18 and 19. After arriving at High Gear, try taking Trail 23 for a fun, challenging ride down the mountain and some beautiful vistas. Just make sure to keep on eye on where you’re going. There’s jumps, drops and more to keep you working on this trail. Trail 23 will merge onto trail 20 for short distance to Valley Loop Road. Then, take Trail 24 for a few more jumps before ending up back on 13. For a final hurrah, cross Valley Loop Rd again to climb up Trail 16 and follow it back down for a fun returning descent to Low Gear. See the trail descriptions for more details about the trails.

Detailed Description
Intermediate to Expert Triple Challenge is a 11 mile less popular intermediate route located near Glen Jean West Virginia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 30 trails. This route climbs 1,426 ft with a max elevation of 2,418 ft then descends -1,440 ft.

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Trails in Route

093,104 ft
13 - Grandma's Cookies2 miles
179 miles
225 miles
13 - Grandma's Cookies2,815 ft
182 miles
195 miles
23 - Nacho Libre4 miles
202,861 ft
24 - A-Line3,885 ft
13 - Grandma's Cookies2 miles
16 - Gulliver's Travels5 miles

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Intermediate to Expert Triple Challenge mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,849 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,015 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,001 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -30%
  • Grade min
    24.5%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Beech Mountain Pro GRT #5
Beech Mountain Pro GRT #5
trail: 18
3:47 | 1049 | comments: 8 | favs: 12
Jul 21, 2014
Some fun time in the mud at Beech Mountain for the pro grt! First few days were raining and muddy. Race day was sunny. Came home with a 4th in CAT...
2011 GES Race #1 Snowshoe, WV 1st
2011 GES Race #1 Snowshoe, WV 1st
trail: 18
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Jun 9, 2011
Here's a helmet cam of my race run starting out the 2011 Gravity East Series at Snowshoe Bike Park in West Virginia. It was my second race ever. ...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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09
Mar 29, 2022 @ 4:12pm
Mar 29, 2022
Closed due to washout. Use KC-Line Road entrance to Mr. Bones Trail.
20
Sep 17, 2019 @ 5:22pm
Sep 17, 2019
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24 - A-Line
Aug 10, 2018 @ 7:23am
Aug 10, 2018
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17
Aug 10, 2018 @ 7:23am
Aug 10, 2018
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13 - Grandma's Cookies
Aug 3, 2018 @ 9:56am
Aug 3, 2018
Tree blocking trail after first bridge reporter
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