8.7 miles
Distance
815 ft
Climb
-798 ft
Descent
01:38:21
Avg time
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  • USFS
    Land Manager

Laurel Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Rimel Area Trails
    Marlinton, West Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #93088 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Laurel Creek Trail #446 is an 8.8-mile looping trail that begins directly behind the information kiosk at Rimel Picnic Area. The route is marked with blue trail blazes (and occasional orange flagging). The eastern half of this trail is fairly level and follows an old railroad grade along Laurel Creek and Lockridge Run. There are several stream crossings, but water levels are normally low enough to easily pass. The western half of the trail climbs and crosses Lockridge Mountain. Near the midpoint of the trail, there is an Adirondack-style shelter with a fire ring and picnic table. The closest water source is at the Pocahontas Campground.

More Stats for Laurel Creek Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    17 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,441 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,018 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,441 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,457 ft
  • Grade max
    -17.8%
  • Grade min
    27.9%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    01:38:21
  • Avg reverse time
    01:38:19
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Status:
on Jul 12, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Laurel Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 12, 2021 @ 6:11pm
      Jul 12, 2021
      There are currently multiple issues with this trail: Numerous blowdowns exist throughout. We moved what we could but there are at least a couple...
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 6:32am
      Apr 24, 2021
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 2:36pm
      Jan 19, 2021
      The trail is 100% clear of blowdowns.
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 6:54am
      Nov 7, 2020
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      kabanosipyvo (Jul 12, 2021 at 18:37)
       As of July 21, 2021, there is NO WATER AT POCAHONTAS CAMPGROUND. There is a water pump, but the pump handle has been removed.
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      • + 0
      erwinberry (Oct 26, 2021 at 2:05)
       A beautiful trail that is great for any ability but this trail is in dire need of tree removal. The Forest Service has done a poor job of maintenance.
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