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Monongehela NF - Fire trail 3 -> Plantation Trail -> Table Rock Trail

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“Classic Canaan singletrack and the best overlook around”
Todd Romero on Apr 26, 2014
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17.5 Miles 1,050’ Ascent 3,718’ High 2.3% Avg Grade
100% Singletrack -1,061’ Descent 3,323’ Low 7.9% Max Grade
The bulk of this ride is Plantation trail which is an area classic that has everything. Rocks, roots, creeks, mud and sweet rolling sections with only a few little uphill grunts. At the end of Plantation you can pick up Table Rock trail on the opposite side of Forest Road 13. Table Rock Trail is about 1.3 miles long and ends at the most epic overlook in the entire area.
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Many trails in the trail system on Canaan Mountain and many intersect the forest road (called Canaan Loop road, or FS13) that is about 13 miles long and surrounds the mountain, with one side adjoining Blackwater Falls State Park, and the other end meeting route 32 on Canaan Heights, making many loop possibilities and different rides.
Starting at Canaan Loop Rd (FS13) heading down Fire Trail #3 which is a concentrated shot of Plantation. Left on plantation and all the way to the end where it meets Canaan Loop road. (FS13) This is about 7 miles of the 8 mile Plantation trail. It's loaded with roots, rocks, creeks and mud and a few ups and downs. The ride crosses a few other trails in the system and the only confusing intersection is at Railroad Grade since there is about 30ft where the two trails are kinda the same. But if you want to stay in plantation, stay right (there should be two blue markers on the trees with hand written arrows). This segment ends with the longest and smoothest downhill on the trail which is sweet.

At the end of Plantation Trail, you can pick up Table Rock Trail on the opposite side of FS13. Table Rock Trail is about 1.3 miles long and ends at the most epic overlook in the entire area. The trail has some seriously long rock gardens that are fairly technical. Probably more technical than anything on Plantation trail, but the overlook awaits and it's worth the extra effort. The ride back on that trail is a little easier since it's a slight downhill. From there you can ride Forest Road 13 back to the starting point which has a slightly long climb, or you can take Plantation Trail back, if you have the time.
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