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Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 373' 114 m
Descent: -27' -8 m
High: 1,244' 379 m
Low: 898' 274 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Mark Hoyle

The start of any good ride at Cacapon! Leads from bottom parking to Batt Picnic Area: The hub for all trails

Mark Hoyle

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

This trail connects the bottom parking lot around the lake to the Batt Picnic Area, which is the center of mountain biking activity at Cacapon. The trail is built so beginner-intermediate level riders can enjoy it without extreme gradients or rocks, but intermediate and advanced riders will still enjoy the flow and alternate lines available. The area closest to the bottom can be a bit mucky when very wet, but it dries out as you climb.

This trail has several climbs that then have fun downhill sections on the climb up.

At the bottom, it starts at two picnic table openings past the bathrooms on Picnic Circle, past the nature center. At the top, it connects with Get Down before clmibing the hill to the Batt Picnic Area. For now, look for the orange flags and ribbons until the trail is blazed.

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Sep 2, 2019
Glenn Walker
Start me up trail. Just rained. Pretty humid.
Sep 1, 2019
Glenn Walker
Very Quiet. First time on the trail. Fun ride so far.
May 18, 2019
jeff taylor
Wet at the bottom. 4mi — 1h 00m
Apr 22, 2018
jeff taylor
Trail is finally drying out a bit at the bottom. 2.3mi

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  2.7 from 3 votes

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#419

in West Virginia

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Optional A line with 2 more drops below
Dec 29, 2017 near Berkele…, WV
Fun switchbacks on the climb.
Feb 24, 2018 near Berkele…, WV
Part of the Easy-Up trail.
Jan 28, 2018 near Berkele…, WV
Rock stream crossing on Start Me Up.
Sep 23, 2018 near Berkele…, WV
armoring the muddy spots
May 3, 2019 near Berkele…, WV
Beginning of Start Me Up on Picnic Circle Road down by the swimming lake.
Feb 24, 2018 near Berkele…, WV

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