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Moon HooDoo Rocks Trail

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 4.7 (9)

A classic featuring Moon Rocks and the HooDoo descent.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Singletrack

3,550' 1,082 m

High

3,172' 967 m

Low

509' 155 m

Up

471' 144 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Access trail from the Trials Road trail. It is well marked and featured every year as part of the Blackwater Classic race.

The first section takes you through meadow and forest with a few rocky bits up to a mining area with views to the north and back towards Davis. Next is a small descent into a meadow with a stream crossing followed shortly thereafter by some terrible bogs leading up to Moon rocks. The rocks are a cratered ridge forming a plateau that offers an exciting challenge.

This ascending section is plenty wide for many possible lines. The rider may want to turn around and try it in the downhill direction before continuing on. The trail then descends off Moon rocks and begins the ascent up to the top of Hoodoo rocks. This begins with an extended rock garden, then an old narrow grade ending with a sharp right turn back onto singletrack ascending steeply. The rocks will be on your left and offer nice 360 views of the area.

The descent begins with some short stretches of rock garden followed by a fairly long, rocky trail with a few sharp turns and dense tree cover. Towards the end there is a short ascent, then more downhill until the exit near Camp 70 road.

Contacts

Local Club: Tucker County Trails

Land Manager: Canaan Valley Institute

Shared By:

Adam Linstedt

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  4.7 from 9 votes

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#16

in West Virginia

#1,139

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Upper Part of Moon Rocks
Oct 10, 2014 near Davis, WV
Exiting from Moon Rocks -- Moon HooDoo Rocks Trail, Davis, WV
Sep 19, 2016 near Davis, WV
Yellow Creek on 3B's Trail
Oct 10, 2014 near Davis, WV

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May 2, 2020
Steve Cratin
Sep 20, 2019
Jen Tillman
Trail was in great shape. Amazingly unique terrain. Loves it.
Sep 3, 2018
Glen Thomas
Aug 12, 2018
Chad Englert
3.8mi
Feb 21, 2017
Chris Irwin
Dec 28, 2015
Galen Clark
Aug 23, 2015
Ben Knabenshue
Driest I've ever seen the bogs and rocks. Great ride.
Jul 27, 2013
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