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Middle Ridge Trail

 4.2 (10)

7.7 Miles 12.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

585' 178 m

Ascent

-431' -131 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

1,512' 461 m

High

1,228' 374 m

Low

Shared By Jack Hoblitzell

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A flowing singletrack following the ridge line from the front of Kanawha State Forest to the back.

Jack Hoblitzell

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Middle Ridge Trail begins after riding approximately 2.4 miles on Middle Ridge Road from the parking lot at the front of Kanawha State Forest. It is on the right off of Middle Ridge Road and is marked. The trail is much better signed at the front than at the rear of KSF, as the front sections are more established.

Middle Ridge Trail is primarily hard-packed, smooth dirt and flows along the ridgeline from the front of Kanawha State Forest to the rear. It has several short climbs/descents along, but generally follows the contours of mountain. It can be ridden in both directions. Starting from the front, the overall gradient is slightly uphill. The trail also crosses Middle Ridge Rd. several times, so it can be ridden as a whole or in segments.

Many steeper, more technical trails drop off of Middle Ridge Trail and descend back to the main road in the valley floor, including Mossy Rock, Teaberry Rock, Johnson Hollow, and Black Bear Mtn. Bike Trail. Also, by hopping onto Middle Ridge Rd. for short distances, riders can also access singletrack descents on Pole Cat and Ballard. Many of these descents have steep technical sections with lots of rocks, roots, and ruts.

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Oct 20, 2017
Doc MTB
Sep 4, 2017
Liz Gooch
10mi
Oct 29, 2016
Mike Farren
Fun, flowing singletrack
Jul 14, 2015
Mark Sauers
rode davis creek to mossy oak to MRR TO MRT back down to parking lot saw two blsck bear cubs no mommy?
Mar 29, 2015
J.c. Linkinoggor
Aug 9, 2007
Lost Justpastnowhere

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  4.2 from 10 votes

#4110

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  4.2 from 10 votes
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#60

in West Virginia

#4,110

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Jeff Shields
Fayetteville, WV
Jeff Shields   Fayetteville, WV
probably used to be 4 stars. Now the park has a gravel road and powerline right through the middle... Mar 30, 2017

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