This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
1 miles
Distance
255 ft
Climb
-153 ft
Descent
3,243 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Blackwater Falls State Park
    Davis, West Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running

Begins at the main park road across for Elakala Trail, crosses Shay Trace then Red Spruce Trail and continues south to Balanced Rock and ends at the cabin road near Cabin 13. The balanced rock is one large sandstone boulder appearing as a large rock balanced on a smaller rock.

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More Stats for Balanced Rock (Hike Only) hike trail
  • Altitude change
    102 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,135 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,141 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,243 ft
  • Grade
    1.84%
  • Grade max
    -24.528%
  • Grade min
    19.098%
  • Distance climb
    3,338 ft
  • Distance down
    1,708 ft
  • Distance flat
    486 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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  • Variable
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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