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Swallow Rock Trail (TR529)

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 2.7 (3)

This singletrack trail follows Swallow Rock Run up Allegheny Mountain to Beech Run at Seneca Creek.


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3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

Singletrack

3,958' 1,206 m

High

3,043' 927 m

Low

930' 284 m

Up

424' 129 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (19°)

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Description

Swallow Rock Trail follows Swallow Rock Run up the west side of Allegheny Mountain and drops down the east side following an unnamed stream on its way to Seneca Creek. This is a steep, rocky trail as you get close to the summit. The trail crosses the Allegheny Mtn Trail (TR532) and ends at the Seneca Creek Trail (TR515).

This is a great trail if you are looking for a challenge. Going from Allegheny Mtn towards County Rd 29, you start off on a steep erosion influenced trail with lots of loose rock and occasional mud pits that you have to pick a line through. At about a mile in, the trail slackens out but the shale continues as well as occasional mud challenges. The rest of the trail has a few shallow easy creek crossings and occasional rock gardens and other challenges.

At the very bottom with about .3 miles left in the trail you make a short climb after crossing a creek then descend down to the road. This last descent is the most challenging part of the trail being; off camber, shale, and halftrack. What tops off the challenge at the end is you are riding on top of the famous Swallow Rock, so if you make a mistake you may fall.

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Shared By:

Tim Haggerty

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  2.7 from 3 votes

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#432

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The start of Swallow Rock Trail from Seneca Creek Trail.
Jun 16, 2016 near Franklin, WV
Swallow Rock.
Jun 5, 2016 near Franklin, WV
Very end of Swallow Rock Trail is steep, narrow, and off camber.
Jun 16, 2016 near Franklin, WV
Seneca Creek side of Swallow Rock Trail.
Jun 16, 2016 near Franklin, WV

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