Plantation Trail For Mountain Biking

The 27th most popular mountain bike trail in West Virginia.

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Southeast of Davis, the popular 9 mile one-way Plantation Trail passes through pine and rhododendron and open meadows while crossing Canaan Mountain. This is an extremely rough route with pea-sized to grapefruit-sized rocks. Do not under-estimate the difficultly of this mountain bike ride. To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Davis, head south on SR32 for 3 miles to Canaan Heights. Parking is on the right at unmarked areas.

Overall, Plantation Trail is the 27th most popular mountain bike trail of all 32 mountain biking rides in West Virginia. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Plantation Trail including State Park Run, Canaan Mountain Grand Tour, Pointy Knob Loop, Flat Rock Plains Loop, Blackwater Canyon Trail and Blackwater Falls State Park.


Local Contact(s):  Monongahela National Forest (304) 636-1800; WV Tourism (800) CALLWVA; Blackwater Bikes, Davis (304) 259-5286.

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Blackwater Falls State Park Cabins (#5)

Luxury Loding:  Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge (800) CALLWVA

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bright Morning Inn, Davis

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.096, -79.433

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  4/6/2018

ID:  11670


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