Laurel Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 19th most popular mountain bike trail in West Virginia.

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Southeast of Minnehaha Springs near Rimel in the Monongahela National Forest, the 9 mile Laurel Creek Loop is a hardpacked singletrack best ridden counter-clockwise. The route traverses Lockridge Mountain and passes dense pine and oak forests. Check out nearby Middle Mountain Trail (#608) just to the west.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Minnehaha Springs, follow SR 39 south to Rimel Picnic Area. The mountain bike ride starts from the parking area.

Overall, Laurel Creek Trail is the 19th most popular mountain bike trail of all 32 mountain biking rides in West Virginia. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Laurel Creek Trail including Cheat Mountain Club Loop, Stony River Reservoir Loop, Allegheny Trail, Kennison Mountain Trail, Slatyfork / Gauley / Tea Creek, North Fork Mountain, Greenbrier River Trail, .

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Monongahela National Forest (304) 636-1800; WV Tourism (800) CALLWVA

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Pocahontas CG

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf/

GPS:  38.123, -79.951

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  11674

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