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Valley Falls

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A full loop hitting most of the Valley Falls trails.


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10.0

Miles

16.1

KM

70%

Singletrack

1,643' 501 m

High

993' 303 m

Low

1,390' 424 m

Up

1,381' 421 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Park closes at dark and during bad weather.

Overview

A little bit of everything. Roots, rocks, steep climbs, fast downhills, swooping singletrack and roller coaster raving crossings. Across the bridge over railroad tracks near the parking area lie the picturesque falls which give the park its name.

Description

Start at back of gravel parking lot and head out the old road, aka Rhododendron Trail. Eventually, the trail turns to the right after about a mile and then parallels Glady Creek. Rhododendron then terminates at the intersection with Dogwood Connector Trail.

At the top of Rhododendron Trail, turn left onto Scott's Loop and follow this mostly flat trail back to where you started. Turn left on the Dogwood Connector Trail and then left again on Wild Turkey Trail to climb to the very top of the park.

Nowhere to go but down now. Follow Wild Turkey Trail down to Red Fox Trail. After descending Red Fox Trail's steep switchbacks, turn right onto Deer Trail.

Head through several ravines and across one bridge on Deer Trail. Just after the second wooden bridge on Deer Trail turn left up the S-turn climb to enter the trail. The trail is somewhat technical with plenty of rocks, log piles, ravine crossings and a "West Virginia climbing turn." The trail mostly parallels the gravel section of Deer Trail and terminates at the end of Deer Trail just before the main road.

Turn right on Valley Falls Road and climb back up to Dogwood Trail. Descend Dogwood to the Dogwood Connector Trail and eventually Rocky Trail - East. This fast, rocky downhill run will bring you back to the parking area and conclude this ride.

History & Background

Once the site of several iterations of mills the area was devastated by flooding and a fire and never recovered. Old building foundations can still be spotted along some of the trails.

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Shared By:

S. Tobesman

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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Photos

Drop after the first rock garden immediately crossing Rocky Trail
Apr 19, 2019 near Pleasan…, WV
Log Ride - Just before it was finished. Log is secured from rolling and ramped on. Drop with a small gap off the end, or drop riders left.
Aug 23, 2019 near Grafton, WV
Bottom of Rocky Trail
Nov 26, 2014 near Grafton, WV
40 Ft Log Ride
Aug 23, 2019 near Grafton, WV
Road Side Trail Chute. Steep. techy turn.
Apr 19, 2019 near Grafton, WV
Looking up at the sloped kicker. log has been knotched since to make it ride better.
Apr 19, 2019 near Grafton, WV

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Aug 23, 2020
Mike Bohan
VF Enduro! 11.5mi — 2h 50m
Jun 13, 2019
Craig DeVore
Jul 14, 2018
Adam Christopher
Jun 18, 2018
Mike Kizis
Trails okay - clear but with patchy wet areas. Old Rhoda Rd is washed out near the top. 8mi
Apr 27, 2018
Brad Klug
8mi
Apr 30, 2017
B.toad MudWind
Sep 12, 2016
Sean Christopher
7mi
Aug 14, 2015
Richard Vargo
Rode the endure course