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Fork Mountain Trail - Desert Branch Descent

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 133' 40 m
Descent: -762' -232 m
High: 3,053' 931 m
Low: 2,346' 715 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Brenda Korte

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

Brenda Korte

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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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#11

in Richwood

#338

in West Virginia

#20,200

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