Huckleberry - Lumberjack Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,101' 336 m
Descent: -1,102' -336 m
High: 4,848' 1,478 m
Low: 3,926' 1,197 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“Backcountry riding from the highest reaches of West Virginia.”— Leslie Kehmeier
The route is classic West Virginia riding with rocks and roots to keep you engaged and pedaling constantly.
Information about Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area and Monongahela National Forest can be found at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center.
The beginning stages of the trail are in fairly dense hardwood and scrubs followed by dark pine groves with little understory. Every so often the trail breaks out into open areas with a few trees and grassy meadows.
The trail remains technical throughout and requires constant attention to time your pedal strokes and shift your weight over various rocks and root combinations.
About two-thirds into the route you'll encounter a series of directional signs for Huckleberry Trail. Follow these first through a big pine grove and then along an old road bed before jumping back into the forest. The trail will turn to the north eventually and then drop down the ridge to an intersection.
Take a left at the junction to run Lumberjack back to the west, a trail that parallels Huckleberry below the ridge on Spruce Mountain. The trail is relatively flat and wet through with several rocky water crossings. Although there are more smooth sections than Huckleberry, this section of the ride is still demanding.
Take another left when Lumberjack exits to the road. Climb gradually to the turn off for Spruce Knob overlook and the trailhead. The road is kind of a slog but has 360 degree views towards the top.
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Land Manager: USFS - Monongahela National Forest Office