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Eleanor City Park Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (16) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Over 18 miles of true singletrack built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers.


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18.1

Miles

29.1

KM

95%

Singletrack

964' 294 m

High

580' 177 m

Low

1,105' 337 m

Up

1,104' 337 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly At the Putnam County Park there's a city pool, an 18-hole frisbee golf course, and a large playground.

Overview

This is a crazy fun trail system that makes great use of the area for a lot of mileage. You'll want to ride it over and over again!

Description

The trail system (main loop) is approximately eighteen (18) miles in length and is appropriate for all levels of riding from beginner to expert. The trails are flowy and require a moderate skill level for the most technical areas. The trailhead is located by the shelter near the front of the park. A kiosk beside the trailhead contains a map of the entire course, along with signage instructions. The course is designed and marked to be ridden counterclockwise, but can be ridden in both directions.

The trails are well marked with red arrow plates that mark the main loop. Each major intersection is numbered and contains a smaller map indicating your position on the course. The yellow arrow plates at each intersection indicate shortcuts from the main loop, which allow you to plan the ride best for you.

This is a beautiful trail system with amazing infrastructure that includes fifteen bridges, more than one hundred drains and several banked turns. There are absolutely no wet or muddy areas on the course, and it is considered the go to place to ride when neighboring trails are too wet. The course has approximately 1,800’ of climbing and will certainly test your cardio fitness. The must-ride trails include Faceplant, Gunrange and Overlook. There are group rides on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. weather permitting. The beginner riders generally stay on the lower trails.

History & Background

Eleanor is a town in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States, along the Kanawha River. The town was established as a New Deal project in the 1930s and named after Eleanor Roosevelt.

Contacts

Land Manager: Putnam County, WV

Shared By:

Calvin Leport

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Photos

Local rider, Josh Kinder rippin' it up on Faceplant extension!
Sep 24, 2017 near Eleanor, WV
Local rider, Josh Kinder climbing Overlook at the bridge.
Sep 24, 2017 near Eleanor, WV
RJ Roush ripping down Faceplant; an iconic section of trail that has made Eleanor Park famous to many mountain bikers around the region.
Sep 4, 2017 near Eleanor, WV
Steve Thorne, a local rider riding the rock garden known as Faceplant.
Aug 30, 2017 near Eleanor, WV
The famous Triple Switchback.
Aug 31, 2017 near Eleanor, WV
Eleanor Park Trails main entrance.
Jun 14, 2020 near Eleanor, WV

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May 29, 2020
Andrew Randolph
Trail in rough shape. Multiple large trees down, two mudslides around the 15 mile mark, lots of mud and VERY slick rocks. Needs dry weather. 20mi — 3h 00m
Jan 12, 2020
Sarah Coffey
Great day trip (3 hours round trip) did not disappoint, trails very well marked. Will go back. 15mi — 2h 00m
Jan 30, 2019
Tripp Lewis
Oct 24, 2018
Mike Bohan
Best trail ridden in WV yet! 13.9mi
Oct 8, 2018
Jim Shoemaker
This trail will work you, especially in the fall when leaves mask the trail. A hidden gem that is lightly used. Bring bug spray!!!! 18.7mi — 2h 45m
Jul 20, 2018
Seth Clark
Ride it all year long. awesome. Ride/Run it everyday. 9mi — 1h 05m
Jul 13, 2018
Joey Atkins
Jun 28, 2018
SA Sanchez
On way to bachelor party. Ben wrecked. Too wet to be good.