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Dark Side of the Moon

Difficult

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 169' 52 m
Descent: -276' -84 m
High: 1,105' 337 m
Low: 869' 265 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Unknown
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Trail shared by Chris Swarr

Inner loop in the Sand Hill area with a white-knuckle descent.

Chris Swarr

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This is a trail that makes great use of the existing terrain through excellent layout and judicious bench cutting. The clockwise descent is also really fast and fun. The Dark Side of the Moon connects to numerous trails north of Volcano Rd. at its eastern end, and Gary's Grind where it finishes at picnic shelter #3 on upper Mud Lick Run. This is a beautiful area of the park with big trees and steep slopes.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Apr 14, 2017
Jon Stalnaker
Apr 25, 2009
Lost Justpastnowhere

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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#46

in West Virginia

#2,753

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Photos

Inside a cave entrance just above the Dark Side of the Moon Trail.
Jan 10, 2016 near Deerwalk, WV
Fat bike hiding off Dark Side of the Moon Trail.
Jan 10, 2016 near Deerwalk, WV
Trail maintenance never stops at Mountwood - RVMBA laying down some sweet bermage on The Dark Side of the Moon trail on a bone-cold January day.
Mar 21, 2016 near Deerwalk, WV

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