Slatyfork / Gauley / Tea Creek For Mountain Biking

The 2nd most popular mountain bike trail in West Virginia.

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West of Slatyfork and Snowshoe in the Monongahela National Forest, thismountain bike route is a gnarly 16+ mile loop giving a great introduction to southern Monogahelia riding which includes mountain vistas, rhododendron chutes and rocky brooks. Starting from the NFS Tea Creek Campground, climb the Bannock Shoals Trail (formerly FS 135) to the back side of Turkey Mountain. At the summit, follow the main logging road northeast to FS24. Take a right and after a mile or so watch for the Gauley Mountain Trail. Run the Gauley ridge to the top of Tea Creek Mountain. Head west on the Tea Creek Mountain Trail back down into camp.

Overall, Slatyfork / Gauley / Tea Creek is the 2nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 32 mountain biking rides in West Virginia. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Slatyfork / Gauley / Tea Creek including Kennison Mountain Trail, Greenbrier River Trail, Laurel Creek Trail, North Fork Mountain, Cheat Mountain Club Loop and Stony River Reservoir LoopAllegheny Trail.

Gauley Mountain in Monogahelia NF (WV/US)

Gauley Mountain in Monogahelia NF (WV/US)

Gauley Mountain in Monogahelia NF (WV/US)

Gauley Mountain in Monogahelia NF (WV/US)

Slatyfork / Gauley / Tea Creek Mountain Biking Map

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Local Contact(s):  Monongahela National Forest (304) 636-1800; WV Tourism (800) CALLWVA; Slatyfork Mtn Bike Trail Guide (304) 572-3771; Western Spirit Tours (435) 259-8732.

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Tea Creek CG; Elk River Touring Center, Slatyfork (304) 572-3771

Luxury Loding:  Cranberry Mountain Lodge (800) CALLWVA; Morning Glory B&B, Slatyfork (304) 572-5000

GPS:  38.33387, -80.22812

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

ID:  6584

Slatyfork / Gauley / Tea Creek Mountain Biking Map

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