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Gray Flats Trail System Ride

Intermediate
 4.4 (9)

An awesome ride in the Alleghenies!


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6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

75%

Singletrack

2,418' 737 m

High

2,254' 687 m

Low

433' 132 m

Up

434' 132 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

These trails are a mixture of easy/intermediate and could be enjoyed by all levels. While you'll spend much of your time riding with ferns at your feet, blackberries within reach, and shade from towering trees, there are various openings with tempting views.

You'll want to make sure to stop at Ship Rock on Ship Rock Trail and climb up the ladder that has been provided and get a glimpse of the view, no spyglass needed.

Description

The trailhead is to the left of the first parking lot that you'll come upon. The Gray Flats North Trail starts out relatively flat and steadily increases in elevation as you go; however, the trails flow well, so it is not very noticeable. As you come to the end of the first trail, you'll come to a steep gravel hill to your left that leads to Piney Creek on Gray Flats South Trail.

To continue to Ridge South Trail, you'll turn left and want to be cautious as the hill is extremely rutted out. You'll soon come to a new trailhead on your right that will begin to take you back up the mountain. As you start to climb, you'll almost immediately come to an area that has water run off and is extremely rocky and slick. Once you complete this climb, you'll come to various trailheads that link well. These trails have a good variety of elevation, rocks, creek views, and bridges.

History & Background

The Mill Ruins Trail allows you to see the ruins of the Alfred Beckley Mill.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brittany Humphrey

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  4.4 from 9 votes

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Photos

The first of 6 bridges on this trail.
Aug 25, 2022 near Stanaford, WV
Ship Rock trail singletrack.
May 15, 2022 near Beaver, WV
Before entering woods on Roller Coaster.
May 15, 2022 near Beaver, WV
More Ship Rock trail singletrack, before a lot of rocks.
May 15, 2022 near Beaver, WV
Start of Rock Ridge Trail at 5 corners.
Jun 19, 2022 near Beaver, WV
Ship Rock.
May 15, 2022 near Beaver, WV

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Jun 17, 2023
Jeff Watson
Sep 7, 2020
Justin Ferrell
Great trail, well marked and we'll maintained. 6.4mi
Sep 6, 2020
Jr. Smith
8.3mi
Dec 15, 2018
Ryan Tant
One small tree down at start that you can ride over, a bit slippery due to previous rains. A great ride overall. I’ll be back to knock down that ti… 6mi