Canaan Mountain/Blackwater Canyon Mixed Terrain Ride
ElevationAscent: 2,624' 800 m
Descent: -2,623' -799 m
High: 3,833' 1,168 m
Low: 1,711' 521 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“A 30+ mile mixed terrain loop from Davis, WV. Perfect for a hardtail or gravel bike.”— Zachary Adams
At the next gravel road that crosses it, you can go just 150 ft past to a nice viewpoint. Here, the route turns right on that gravel road. Turn left onto Canaan Heights Road and cross Rt 32 to continue straight on Canaan Loop Road (FS13).
After ~5-6 miles, turn left onto FR-244A and descend off the mountain. At the end, turn right on Rt 72 (pavement) towards Hendricks. In Hendricks, turn right towards City Hall at the intersection with the paved and gated Allegheny Highlands Trail. Follow this along the Blackwater River on the Blackwater Canyon Rail Trail towards Thomas. In Thomas, turn right on Rt 32 and follow it back to Davis.