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Fire Tower Trail

Intermediate
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A scenic cross country ride with a view; start at the intersection of Cheat Mtn Ridge Trail and 6000 Steps.


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2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

Doubletrack

4,732' 1,442 m

High

3,927' 1,197 m

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Up

806' 246 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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This trail is multi-use and occasionally has vehicle traffic.

Description

An improved gravel fire road that meanders across the ridge line before plunging toward the Shavers Fork River. This trail accesses McDonald Way and Lower Spruce Road. If you would like to elevate yourself to new heights, climb the 80 steps to the peak of the fire tower for a spectacular 360-degree view. For a less strenuous trek out, double back from the fire tower to 6000 Steps to Shavers Lake Road to Ballhooter Lift.

Contacts

Shared By:

Shane Bradley with improvements by Robin Bruns

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#305

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Fire Tower Trail
Aug 2, 2019 near Marlinton, WV
The fire tower at Snowshoe rises well above the forest.
Aug 10, 2017 near Marlinton, WV
Fire Tower Road, approaching the tower.
Aug 10, 2017 near Marlinton, WV

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Aug 2, 2019
Robin Bruns