Sleepy Creek South End Loop

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  4.2 from 5 votes
black  Difficult from 2 votes
Rank: #1 in the Eastern Panhandle area
#9 in WV, #1,039 Overall
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Sep 8 Red - Trail "around the barbed wire" takes...
Featured Ride in the area near Inwood,
“A good climb with awesome rocky technical singletrack.”
Joe Smith on May 28, 2013
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10.216.4 milesKilometers 1,352’412 m Ascent 1,861’567 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
50% Singletrack -1,357’-414 m Descent 892’272 m Low 34% Max Grade (19°)
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Be careful during hunting seasons.
Overview
A better rocky technical singletrack descent does not exist!
Description
Enter at Brush Creek access (ample parking here), ride doubletrack for a few miles, then ascend wide, very rocky, steep singletrack. Turn left at top of first climb onto dirt road, which turns into doubletrack (Tuscarora trail) and climbs some more. At the top is series of nice rock gardens and a great view.

Begin descending after shelter area. This part contains some of the best technical singletrack that you'll find anywhere, with rock steps, drops, and switchbacks. Toward the bottom is a fast roller-coaster stretch that ends at a creek crossing. Then more wide/doubletrack. There is some barbed wire across the trail at one point here, ride around to the right and then left again to rejoin trail. On the final ascent there is a choice of dirt road or singletrack. Just ride up the dirt road for a few hundred yards and then go left into the woods anywhere you want and you'll find the singletrack 30-50 feet in. This leads you right back to the parking area.
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PHOTOS of Sleepy Creek South End Loop
  3.7 from 3 votes
View that makes climb worth it (Inwood, WV)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Descending some of the most awesome and technical singletrack you'll fin... (Inwood, WV)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Stay with the light blue blaze. No better singletrack anywhere. (Inwood, WV)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Some pretty gnarly, rocky climbing (Martinsburg, WV)
  2.7 from 3 votes
All the rock gardens you want. Stay with light blue blaze. (Inwood, WV)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Write a note on the notebook in this box to say you were here. There's ... (Inwood, WV)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Make a left here, trail is seen just to right of sign in this photo (Inwood, WV)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Continuing on Tuscarora trail (Inwood, WV)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Trail is wide like this for most of the ascent; rocky (Inwood, WV)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Ride proceeds on part of Tuscarora trail. Stay right here (light blue bl... (Inwood, WV)
  2.0 from 3 votes
Starts with some mostly level dirt road (Inwood, WV)
  2.0 from 3 votes
Trailhead at Brush Creek Access (Inwood, WV)
  2.0 from 3 votes
Left on this dirt road (Martinsburg, WV)