West Fork Trail For Mountain Biking

The 23rd most popular mountain bike trail in West Virginia.

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South of Elkins at Durbin in the Monongahela National Forest, the 23 mile West Fork Trail is a rail-trail open to mountain biking along the West Fork of the Greenbrier River. This is a remote backcountry experience.

It runs along a crushed limestone double-track past sunny clear pools of mountain water and summer wildflowers. Two other nearby singletracks include the Span Oak Trail (#321/3.7 mi.) which starts near the intersection of FS44 and FS17, and the Lynn Knob Trail (#317/3.1 mi.) which starts off the east end of FS179.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Elkins, follow US250 south to Durbin. Park at the train depot. The trail heads north and paralels FS44.

Overall, West Fork Trail is the 23rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 32 mountain biking rides in West Virginia. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby West Fork Trail including Slatyfork / Gauley / Tea Creek, Greenbrier River Trail, Kennison Mountain Trail, Laurel Creek Trail, North Fork Mountain and Cheat Mountain Club LoopStony River Reservoir Loop.

West Fork Trail Mountain Biking Map



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

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Island CG

Luxury Loding:  Cheat Mountain Club Lodge (304) 456-4627

Breakfast Restaurant:  Last Frontier Restaurant, east of Cheat Bridge

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/mnf/

GPS:  38.545, -79.825

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  4/6/2018

ID:  11676

West Fork Trail Mountain Biking Map


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