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Fork Mountain Trail - Desert Branch Descent

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Lots of rocks and roots make for a fun downhill ride along Desert Branch - a nice finish to Fork Mtn-Ridge.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Singletrack

3,053' 931 m

High

2,346' 715 m

Low

133' 40 m

Up

762' 232 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

This trail can be accessed by riding up FSR #946 or by continuing straight across FSR #946 at the end of Fork Mountain Trail - Ridge Section. The trail starts as a steep bench road and then continues downhill along Desert Branch through dense forest to reach Hwy 39 and the Gauley Ranger Station. There is a short marshy section toward the top that is challenging to navigate - dismounting is strongly recommended.

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Brenda Korte

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  4.0 from 2 votes

#2

in Richwood

#9925

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#2

in Richwood

#158

in West Virginia

#9,925

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