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Fork Mountain Trail - Water Bar Section

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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.


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2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Singletrack

4,223' 1,287 m

High

3,443' 1,049 m

Low

37' 11 m

Up

780' 238 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Steve Jones with improvements by Robin Bruns

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#11

in Richwood

#22433

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#11

in Richwood

#385

in West Virginia

#22,433

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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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