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Fork Mountain Trail - Water Bar Section

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2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 37' 11 m
Descent: -780' -238 m
High: 4,223' 1,287 m
Low: 3,443' 1,049 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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A challenging section of the Fork Mountain Trail that makes for a fun descent and a miserable going in the reverse.

Steve Jones

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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This is a National Forest. Hunting is allowed, except on Sunday. Check deer, turkey and bear hunting seasons.

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Difficulty is speed dependent.

Description

Dubbed the "Water Bar Trail," this 2.5 mile section of the Fork Mountain Trail is filled with sizable water bars. These make for an unjustifiable amount of suffering to attempt climbing. But, in descending from the west, they turn into a fun and fast romp.

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#10

in Richwood

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#10

in Richwood

#320

in West Virginia

#19,925

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Just after the sharp left turn at the beginning of the downhill section. Get ready for 40 waterbars in the next 1.5 miles. Yeehaw!
Sep 1, 2017 near Richwood, WV
Gathering sufficient speed to "ghost" over the biggest water bar.
Sep 1, 2017 near Richwood, WV

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