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Mt. Chateau (S) is the premier downhill enduro trail at Coopers.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

Singletrack

1,609' 490 m

High

886' 270 m

Low

29' 9 m

Up

752' 229 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Description

From Clay Furnace Mt. Chateau starts off gently and undulates near Clay Run with minimal obstacles. After an easy to moderate climb, a gradual descent through infinite medium rocks takes you to the intersection with Ridge Trail. This section is often ridden the other direction to join Ridge Trail back to Clay Furnace. I don't know of anyone who thinks going up Ridge Trail from here is a good idea.

Past Ridge Trail down to Cheat Lake, Mt. Chateau becomes Cooper's premier enduro run. The loose rocky descent steepens a bit and gets gnarlier, then smooths out somewhat as the gradient steepens more. Any perceived smoothing soon gives way to a very technical, rocky, rooty, free for all as you quickly drop towards the lake. All this in some truly magnificent scenery. Many riders planning to ride Mt. Chateau to the lake, set shuttle at the lake first or plan to ride back on roads from there.

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#165

in West Virginia

#6,929

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Photos

Swimming hole at the bottom of the great Mont Chateau downhill.
Jul 19, 2016 near Cheat Lake, WV
Looking up out of the Henry Clay Iron Furnace at the bottom of Rhododendron/Advanced Ski Trail
Mar 18, 2015 near Cheat Lake, WV
Middle of the final stage
Feb 10, 2015 near Cheat Lake, WV
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Austin Martin
Sep 12, 2021
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Jul 6, 2021
Steve Cratin
Jun 19, 2019
Craig DeVore
Feb 20, 2016
Ben Knabenshue
Awesome, demanded respect. Snow and ice intermittent all the way down. reminded me that my fork needs some work
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