Huckleberry Trail Spruce Knob - Trail, Harman, Virginia

Huckleberry Trail Spruce Knob - Trail, Harman, Virginia

DESCRIPTION

This trail is extremly technical. The trail starts very very rocky and stays that way for quite sometime. It is very barren and exposed. Lots of jagged rocks and roots. There are lots of rocky sections with very short smooth sections connecting them. Once you get down off of the ridge its not quite so technical, just steep. The trail spits you out into large mountain field that goes on for miles, beautiful. At the bottom of the field you cross Judy Springs. There is apple orchird surrounding the springs. There is series of leadges leading down to the springs, be careful. From here you descend down to Seneca Creek trail. You climb on this trail for about four miles. The trail will bring you back to the parking were you began.

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[May 25, 2011]
danger111
Weekend Warrior

As everybody says,"very technical" best describes this trail.But the views are way worth it and the satisfaction of riding one of the top trails in WV.
I used to race downhill professionally and if you want to finish with a sweet steep trail do this loop. Huckleberry to Judy Springs to Bear Hunter left on Allegheny MT. to Leading Ridge to Bee Run. Bee Run is an all out downhill treat,steep and rocky.I always hit this trail when I'm there.
You can also ride up Elza Trail go left on Leading Ridge and get to Bee Run.

Customer Service

Huckleberry to Judy Springs to Bear Hunter to Allegheny Mt. to Leading Ridge to Bee Run.

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Plantation Trail is a must ride.
Flatrock/Roaring Plains trails.

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5
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4
[May 25, 2011]
John Herod
Weekend Warrior

As everybody says,"very technical" best describes this trail.But the views are way worth it and the satisfaction of riding one of the top trails in WV.
I used to race downhill professionally and if you want to finish with a sweet steep trail do this loop. Huckleberry to Judy Springs to Bear Hunter left on Allegheny MT. to Leading Ridge to Bee Run. Bee Run is an all out downhill treat,steep and rocky.I always hit this trail when I'm there.
You can also ride up Elza Trail go left on Leading Ridge and get to Bee Run.

Customer Service

Huckleberry to Judy Springs to Bear Hunter to Allegheny Mt. to Leading Ridge to Bee Run.

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Plantation Trail is a must ride.
Flatrock/Roaring Plains trails.

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5
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4
[Sep 04, 2007]
outdoornut
Cross Country Rider

Now I know why this trail hasn't been reviewed lately. Everyone is trying to keep it secret. Not recommened for the faint of heart and should be considered very technical. The extremely rocky trail goes on forever, then a bit farther, a few extremely rooty sections, loose rocky downhills, steep decents laced with awesome views and some great riding. Make sure your brakes work before you start, you will need them on Judy Springs Trail which is mostly steep downhill through a field on the side of the mountain with rocks and sharp turns with grassy offcamber places thrown in and at the bottom of Judy Springs trail there is about a 100 yard long very nasty, extremely rocky section with a drop off near the bottom, but extremely fun if you are into rocks and lots of them. For pics see my post as long as it is there. Copy and past this the following.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=3488746#post3488746

Customer Service

Highly recommend the loop. Park at Seneca Creek Trailhead on Forest Service 112, ride up the gravel road to the top of Spruce Knob. The trailhead for Huckleberry is on the left in the first paved parking area at the top. Follow Huckleberry out the mountain, when it goes off the mountain you will come to a sign at a large hike in campsite.
It will point you right here. Shortly there will be another sign sending you left, and another at a three way intersection pointing you left again. Ride about 200 yards and you will take a hard left up a short steep rooty climb. follow the only obvious trail and after another loose rocky downhill you will come out on Lumberjack trail. Go slightly off to the right (straight thru) for a couple hundred yards and then take Judy Springs trail to the left. Check you brakes before decending. This will take you down to a bridge at Seneca Creek. Take a left off the bridge and follow the trail about 3 miles back to your vehicle. Total loop is said to be 15 1/2 miles, however I only came up with 14.6 miles total. 6 miles of this is the climb up the FS roads.

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Allegheny Mountain, Bear Hunter, Tom Lick, and hit some of the trails about 1 hour north around Davis, WV. Not sure what Lumberjack trail is like. Will attempt to ride it before winter.

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5
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5
[Dec 19, 1999]
mandi williams

Right from the start it's a gravel path,but don't let that fool you. Soon the trail turns very rocky heading into some pines. Follow the blue blazes. The trail starts rocky and barren and stays that way. There are many rock sections that look unridable, but don't let the rocks trick you they are ridable it just takes a little patience. The trail does smooth out between the rocky sections, but don't take your eyes from the trail. This contines for about 4 miles. The trail then turns less rocky but gets steep as you head down off the mountain. The trail will open up into a beautiful huge meadow that over looks the valley. Ride through the field to the bottem. You will come to a spring called Judy Springs. Be careful here there are alot of drop offs and rocks. Stay on the trail soon you will come to a bridge cross the bridge and turn left onto Seneca Creek Trail. From here ride up Seneca Creek trail for about 5 miles until you reach FS 112 wher you parked. If you not a technical rider you will be when you are finished.

Customer Service

I suggest parking on FS112 at seneca creek parking lot. Then ride to the top of Spruce Knob. It's about 6 miles, but a beautiful ride up to the knob. At the back of the parking lot on the left you will see the trailhead. The trail will bring you back out to where you started on FS 112 Seneca Creek parking lot.

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5
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[Feb 03, 2000]
Greg

This was an epic ride.The veiws from the top are incredible.This trail has a real back country feel.Not a ride for a beginner.Very technical in many places. You can really let it rip in the meadow.This is a must ride if you are in WVa.

Customer Service

What he said.

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5
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[Jun 26, 2001]
dan

I Loved this trail. I rode it last year. I just found the review on the net, and decided I had to tell everyone how sweet this trail is. Its one of my favorite epic rides I've done. But if you plan on riding down and back up make sure you take plenty of water. I ran out on the climb up the road, which made the trail somewhat less enjoyable. Definately a great trail.

Customer Service

Just like they said.

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5
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[Dec 09, 2001]

This trail is a must-do for anyone in the area. Beginners beware though, because it is extremely technical at the beginning. It is an absolutely beautiful ride. I can't wait to do it again when I go back to WV.

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5
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[May 29, 2002]
Isaac Hartmann

Great trail, really technical at the beginning, spectacular views

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5
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[Aug 17, 2002]
wayne

What can you say. If you want to work on your rock techniques this is the place. I'm an intermediate rider with more pluck than skills and ride about 80% of it. It is absolutely georgeous. I've never pedaled so hard going downhill before. The rocks keep you on your toes and exhausted. The meadow above Judy Springs is steep and hard. The rocks seem to make an easy looking trail into the hardest mile of riding I have ever done. This trail comes highly recommended if you are either good or willing to walk a bit and enjoy a classic as it beats you to death.

Customer Service

spot cars at top and seneca creek...avoid lumberjack as it is overgrown and muddy as of 2001

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5
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[Aug 17, 2002]
Jeff

Can you say technical? I've done alot of rides getting into mountain biking when i was 10. Im almost 16 now and this is by far the best ride i have ever done. it starts from the top going down just miles of rock garden one after another. Note dont get off your bike it may be hard to get back on. You pedal as hard as you can going downhill for about the first 5 miles. There are bueatiful views on this trail until the bottom drops out of it getting near judy springs. Let me tell you this is one of the longest steepest most awesome downhills you will ever do!!! Once you get to the intersection of the lumberjack trail it gets even more crazy as the trail goes down a steep meadow, with offcamber sections and steep gulleys with loose rocks. once you get to the bottom of the meadow you go through a gate and up comes a very technical section. With about a 2 1/2 foot drop off into jaged rocks which you can do as long as you keep your weight back. overall this is an awesome ride. And dont do it with your parents you may be waiting a while.

Customer Service

start from the lumberjack parking area and ride up the roda to the top of spruce knob. Then all down hill from there. Well mostly!!!

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Plantation!!! Downhills on weekends at Timberline Resort. Allegheny trail. Basically anything is good!

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5
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