Pointy Knob Trail

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  4.0 from 1 vote
dblack  Extremely Difficult from 1 vote
Rank: #14 in the Canaan Valley area
#126 in WV, #5,832 Overall
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Trail in the area near Davis,
“Only 5 miles of trail, but challenging. There are deep mud bogs, technical rock gardens and ferns.”
Sue Haywood on Jun 12, 2014
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5.38.5 milesKilometers 552’168 m Ascent 4,104’1,251 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -888’-271 m Descent 3,222’982 m Low 11% Max Grade (6°)
Recommend waiting for dryer conditions to ride this one.
This is 5 miles of trail and 2 miles of a gravel road. The trail is difficult because of numerous mud bogs, technical rock gardens, side hills with roots and creek crossings. It is significantly better in very dry conditions. There are some smooth segments with beautiful fern fields, old Hemlocks and big rhododendrons. It crosses Red Run fly fishing trout stream several times.
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PHOTOS of Pointy Knob Trail
  2.7 from 3 votes
Once you get past some of the muck and mud, you are rewarded with beauti... (Davis, WV)
  2.7 from 3 votes
The high point of the trail with a view south (Davis, WV)
  2.3 from 3 votes
The trail crosses Red Run several times. Some of these crossings are ri... (Davis, WV)
  2.0 from 3 votes
There are some boardwalks over bogs that are badly in need of repair. (Davis, WV)
  2.0 from 3 votes
These bogs are why its better in drier conditions (Davis, WV)
  2.0 from 3 votes
There is a shelter 3.5 miles in (Davis, WV)