2 miles
204 ft
-198 ft
1,099 ft
High Point


  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cacapon Resort State Park
    Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    WV State Parks

This trail starts and ends at the base of the mountain near the Nature Center and lower lake on Campfire Circle road. Rock & Roll forms a 2.2-mile figure 8 trail with the very short connector trail Crossroad. The inner loop is 1.2 miles and climbs a more gentle 89'. The outer loop is a slightly more challenging 1.0-mile loop that climbs 113'. The Crossroad connector enables multiple options for riding the trail: inner loop, outer loop, full loop, figure 8, etc.

The trail itself is the first machine-built and professionally designed trail at Cacapon. It is built so that beginners can ride and enjoy while progressing their skills while still being fun for advanced riders. The tread is a compacted 5' wide trail with some built rock water crossings. The turns are bermed for railing and carrying speed and the tread rolls along for some fun 0-G rollers where you can catch air if you want to.

Riding the full loop clockwise makes for a more gentle climb in the beginning, but has a steeper climb toward the end of the outer loop. The descent is then flowing and consistent almost all the way back to the bottom. Riding counter-clockwise is a bit steeper in the beginning, but then has a more gentle climb on the outer loop. The easiest climb is to start riding clockwise, take the Crossroad connector, and then continue on the outer loop riding counter clockwise. Regardless of the direction, this trail has some rocks at drain crossings, and it rolls really well

Be sure to look for all of the A-Lines hidden on the trail... rock roll-overs, jumps, full rock lines and other fun hidden gems!

Rock & Roll accesses Start Me Up to provide access on uphill to the Batt Picnic Area and mountain bike hub.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rock & Roll / NICA Race Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    897 ft
  • Altitude start
    898 ft
  • Altitude end
    902 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,990 ft
  • Distance flat
    735 ft
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on Jun 29, 2020
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to rock--roll--nica-race-loop trailhead (39.499390, -78.300490)
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      Rock & Roll /... Trail Reports

      Jun 29, 2020 @ 6:36am
      Jun 29, 2020
      As of 6/27/20 the trail was still being worked on. Its mostly open with a few closed off sections. But they really don't want you on the closed...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      • 0 rides


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