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Cheat Mountain Ridge Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 308' 94 m
Descent: -387' -118 m
High: 4,835' 1,474 m
Low: 4,659' 1,420 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Shane Bradley

An improved fire road that traverses the ridge line accessing the Sunrise Backcountry Hut and the fire tower.

Shane Bradley

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Bike season is Memorial Day Weekend through the first of October. Check the website for updated lift and bike park hours of operations. Before embarking on your cross country ride stop by the Mountain Adventure Center in the village for trail updates and a backcountry hiking/biking map. This trail is multi-use, and you may encounter hikers or vehicle traffic.

Description

The trail heads out on the South Mountain near the general parking area. For access, use the service road above the Sawmill Village gate house. The trail heads on the left past the gate house, from there it meanders along the ridge line, it has several moderate elevation changes and east-facing views. The trail passes by the Sunrise Backcountry Hut which is a great place to take a break and enjoy the scenery. Beyond the Backcountry Hut, you'll find 6000 Steps and Bail Out trails that both head on the left and lead back to the Ballhooter Chairlift. The trail also accesses the 80' fire tower where 360-degree views await the adventurous.

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Sunrise Backcountry Hut
Sep 25, 2017 near Marlinton, WV
Fire Tower Trail
Aug 2, 2019 near Marlinton, WV
Cheat Mountain Ridge Trail
Sep 25, 2017 near Marlinton, WV
Beginning the descent on Bail Out.
Sep 25, 2017 near Marlinton, WV
The fire tower at Snowshoe rises well above the forest.
Aug 10, 2017 near Marlinton, WV

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