Laurel Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 18th 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 18th 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 Slatyfork / Gauley / Tea Creek, Greenbrier River Trail, Kennison Mountain Trail, North Fork Mountain, Cheat Mountain Club Loop and Stony River Reservoir LoopAllegheny Trail.


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

GPS:  38.123, -79.951

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  4/6/2018

ID:  11674


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