4 miles
Distance
502 ft
Climb
-503 ft
Descent
00:44:58
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Poor House Farm Loop Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Poor House Farm Park
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Stay off after rain or really wet conditions
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #27691 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    Berkeley County Parks and Rec

The Park property is longer than it is wide. Our loop starts right at the first tee box for the Frisbee golf course. Start by parking in the lot near the barn and ride down to a wooden bridge crossing a stream. Once over the stream, go to the left.

At the picnic table, you'll see a blue arrow in a tree. This is the start of the singletrack. The trail runs back and forth up the grade of the hill. At the top, you'll find another picnic table. This is a good spot to regroup and catch a breather. The climb needs a little more work, its not easy in some spots.

From the picnic table, go about 15 yards straight then look for the trail to your right. More signs are coming in the future. Follow the blue marks through to the next clearing. Here, you'll ride straight out and be looking to your left for re-entry to the woods.

The trail and transitions from here are pretty easy to follow. We have some really fun sections with more trail to come. For now, once you reach the end of the completed trail, take the perimeter fire road up the hill to your right and there are multiple routes to get back down to the bottom. We are working to solidify the descent and get it marked. Any questions can be directed to THUMB MTB Club. Find us on Facebook.

Access Info

Night riding only permitted on Wednesdays until 8pm.

Disclaimer

Recreat at your own risk. Night riding only permitted on Wednesdays until 8pm.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Poor House Farm Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    589 ft
  • Altitude max
    746 ft
  • Altitude start
    590 ft
  • Altitude end
    589 ft
  • Grade
    -0.007%
  • Grade max
    -22.17%
  • Grade min
    19.294%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    3,563 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:40
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Poor House Farm Loop Trail Reports

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      Sep 23, 2020 @ 3:48pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      More fun than decent folk should be allowed (even if I am out of shape). Thanks!
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 1:31pm
      Aug 16, 2020
      Large tree down. Can carry bike past.
      Nov 26, 2019 @ 1:39am
      Nov 26, 2019
      Was dry enough to ride but damp enough to keep you guessing in the corners. I cleared most of the bigger limbs that I could. There are a couple...
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:03am
      Oct 20, 2019
      reporter
      Finished cutting back the final sections, majority of the trail is very clear. Some of what we trimmed early in the year has started to grow back...
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 3:13pm
      Sep 8, 2019
      Very dry, loose in spots but clear other than cobwebs
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
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      • 50 rides
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      Sep 23, 2020 @ 3:53pm
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      Sep 23, 2020 @ 3:53pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      103 |
      Dec 27, 2016 @ 6:45am
      Dec 27, 2016
      96 |
      Dec 27, 2016 @ 6:39am
      Dec 27, 2016

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Coryyork (Nov 26, 2019 at 1:32)
       Nice place to ride. Good place for most everyone easy enough for new and young yet just enough challenge and flow for the more experienced. It reminded me of a cross country short corse track. Had jusT enough ups and downs for this over weight 45+ rider. I did a lap each direction and it was around 6.5-7 miles with abut 700 feet of elevation. I did take the shorter steep push up hill before starting the second lap. I figured I would have to push up a good bit of the nice tech down hill anyways so it was just faster to take the short cut. I wouldn’t suggest going during or shortly after a good rain. It is hard pack clay is topsoil. I was there in late November a few days after rain and I really had to be careful in some of the turns and I still had a couple two wheel drift turns that kept it exciting.
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