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Sleepy Creek South End Loop

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 3.3 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A good climb with awesome rocky technical singletrack.


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10.5

Miles

16.9

KM

50%

Singletrack

1,856' 566 m

High

899' 274 m

Low

1,267' 386 m

Up

1,275' 389 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

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Be careful during hunting seasons.

Overview

A better rocky technical singletrack descent does not exist!

Description

Enter at Brush Creek access (ample parking here), ride doubletrack for a few miles, then ascend wide, very rocky, steep singletrack. Turn left at top of first climb onto dirt road, which turns into doubletrack (Tuscarora trail) and climbs some more. At the top is series of nice rock gardens and a great view.

Begin descending after shelter area. This part contains some of the best technical singletrack that you'll find anywhere, with rock steps, drops, and switchbacks. Toward the bottom is a fast roller-coaster stretch that ends at a creek crossing. Then more wide/doubletrack. There is some barbed wire across the trail at one point here, ride around to the right and then left again to rejoin trail. On the final ascent there is a choice of dirt road or singletrack. Just ride up the dirt road for a few hundred yards and then go left into the woods anywhere you want and you'll find the singletrack 30-50 feet in. This leads you right back to the parking area.

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Joe Smith

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 9 votes

#2825

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  3.3 from 9 votes
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#36

in West Virginia

#2,825

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View that makes climb worth it
May 28, 2013 near Inwood, WV
Stay with the light blue blaze. No better singletrack anywhere.
May 28, 2013 near Inwood, WV
Descending some of the most awesome and technical singletrack you'll find anywhere on this planet. All rideable, just look for the line and get way back.
May 28, 2013 near Inwood, WV
Some pretty gnarly, rocky climbing
May 23, 2013 near Martins…, WV
All the rock gardens you want. Stay with light blue blaze.
May 28, 2013 near Inwood, WV
Trail is wide like this for most of the ascent; rocky
May 23, 2013 near Inwood, WV

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Jun 15, 2019
Dennis Olson
Doubletrack from parking lot is good for a couple of miles then becomes deeply rutted and washed out from rain runoff. 5mi
Mar 24, 2019
Thomas Adolphus
awful, wet muddy, lots of downed trees and thorns 7.4mi — 2h 20m
Nov 5, 2016
Kirk Clark
Trails on the back side aren't very well marked. We got lost and ended up on a gravel Rd south of 681 14.2mi
Aug 23, 2016
Craig Miller
Peaceful midweek ride. — 9h 02m
Apr 15, 2014
Luke Mattar