Distilled Tea Creek is a hidden gem for the adventure seekers!
Among all the trails in Tea Creek Trail System, Distilled Tea Creek is arguably the most ridable. This 24.4-mile intermediate route is the easiest way to access the famous 1700 foot gnarly West Virginia descent in an adrenaline way without hike a bike. Be prepared to be soaked at the end of the ride. The bridge at the bottom of Tea Creek Mountain Trail is out, giving you no choice but cross the river. But a little wet isn’t a problem after amazing experiences and awe-inspiring scenery you have found on the ride, is it?
The main feature of this ride is the 1700 foot descent which is totally a blast.
Distilled Tea Creek also includes a river cross at the end.
The ride’s trailhead is located on Mine Road. A parking lot is available there.
Food and drink
Bring water and food with you.
The Tea Creek Trail is a bit technical, taking you to Gauley Mtn – Tea Creek Connector over to Gauley Mountain Trail. Here you can ride either the Right Fork Connector Trail or head out to the road to enjoy the scenery and optional bathroom break. From there, take Tea Creek Mountain Trail heading uphill, then through a rock field and short climb up to start the 1700 foot descent. Next, climb out on Bannock Shoals Trail and FR 135 to Mine Road 219/1 to head back the parking lot.
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