Mountain biking adventures at West Virginia state parks and forests

You might prefer keeping your boots in contact with the trail, but we’re here to let you know that there’s more than one way to enjoy West Virginia’s incredible trails. With hilly terrain and incredible trails around almost every corner, the Mountain State is one of the best places for a mountain biking adventure. You can’t ask for a more exciting way to enjoy the outdoors and experience your favorite trails at a different pace.

Mountain biking trails for every rider

The great thing about mountain biking is that it can be as easy or extreme as you want it. And West Virginia has plenty of trails to accommodate both kinds of riders.

Don’t know where to start your next mountain biking adventure? Plan a trip to a West Virginia state park or forest. We have all kinds of mountain biking trails for all skill levels and we’re building even more. So, whether you’re brand new to the sport or a seasoned racer, you’re sure to find some fun trails to navigate in Almost Heaven.

Here are a few worth checking out this spring.

North Bend State Park

If you’re interested in learning how to mountain bike but don’t know where to begin, North Bend State Park is a great place to start. If you’re new to mountain biking, ride your bike over to the nearby North Bend Rail Trail, which features a gentle grade and crushed limestone path ideal for beginners.

Cacapon Resort State Park

Cacapon Resort State Park is home to 16 miles of mountain biking trails, ranging from beginner (Rock & Roll) to the most advanced pros (Middle Fork) and everything in between.

Kanawha and Coopers Rock State Forest

Kanawha State Forest and Coopers Rock State Forest are popular with the mountain biking scene and serve as venues for two major annual races for the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association. Experienced riders are attracted to the twisting, single-track trails that traverse over roots and rock and offer challenging climbs and screaming descents. But for the casual mountain biker, both parks offer plenty of moderate trails, too.

Pipestem Resort State Park

Expand your mountain biking into a fully immersive experience at Pipestem Resort State Park. Pipestem offers guided mountain bike trips that feature scenic views of the Bluestone River Canyon and fascinating information about the region’s flora, fauna, habitat and history. The trip includes snacks, water and breaks for photo opportunities of the scenery. Bike rentals are available on site.

Plan your biking getaway

West Virginia state parks and forests are home to hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and biking. For more information, visit each park mountain biking page and book your Almost Heaven getaway today!

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