IMBA EPIC Ride - Gauley Mountain Trail, West Virginia

Gauley Mountain Trail, West Verginia

Overview

Gauley Mountain Trail is used mostly as a connector trail for Right Fork Connector, Red Run, Bear Pen and Tea Creek Connector Trails. It is a little over 5 miles from Rt.150 to Mine Rd., making it almost 11 miles out and back. It is also used to design loops including those other trails, most notably Red Run Trail.

Terrain

This trail was once an old railroad grade; however, it is mostly singletrack now. There are a couple of fairly steep, very rocky spots.

More details

In West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest, the Gauley Mountain Trail features sweeping vistas, spruce and aspen groves, beautiful meadows, beaver dams and rolling creeks. The area is also home to several intersecting trails, offering a selection of loop options for multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty.

Some of the information on this page has been sourced from: https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7012398/gauley-mountain-trail

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8.331 km / 5.177 mi

Total Distance

149 m / 488 ft

Total Ascent

141 m / 461 ft

Total Descent

1,373 m / 4,505 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Estimated Distance: 5.4
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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