Big Bear Lake - Trail, Hazelton, Virginia

Big Bear Lake - Trail, Hazelton, Virginia

DESCRIPTION

Trails range from beginner to advanced. The Beginner trails are dirt access roads around the campground that connect to paved roads. The advanced trails are mostly single track that were once dirt bike trails and logging roads. The scenery is mostly wooded, but there is are some very unique areas as well. My two favorites are past the old airstrip to the Cranesville overlook, and the other is some single track that goes through a stand of pine trees. The opportunity to view wildlife is better here than in Canaan Valley. On almost every ride I've taken here there was a flock of wild turkeys and more deer than riders on the trails. In short there is a lot of different terrain so you're never bored and there's more than enough rocks, roots, downhills, and climbs to challenge anyone.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 07, 2013]
John Herod
Weekend Warrior

Lots of trails with some climbing,rock drops and loamy flowing single track.
Genes trail has some rock features while Crack trail has some flow.

Customer Service

You will get a trail map with your entry fee. It only has the main trails on it.
Trail markers are few but there some trails not on the map that are worth searching for.
If they would just get a better trail identification system you could explore all day.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 06, 2008]
dlight
Cross Country Rider

Pick up a trail map and ride the crosscountry race course. This is a super sweet riding area with a little of everything. No big nasty climbs, but penty of climbing, a couple wicked fast downhill sections, and a few rock gardens. The trails are well maintained, extremely well marked and trail construction is ongoing with something like 30 miles currently.

Customer Service

Cross country race course about 20 miles or the 24 hours course something like 12 miles.

Similar Products Used:

Cooper's Rock

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 29, 2007]
outdoornut
Cross Country Rider

This place rocks. Every type of terrain you can imagine. Well worth the $5 daily fee and if you ride it much you can get a season pass.

Customer Service

Highly recommend the 21 mile loop listed on the map you get at the gate. It will take you on almost all the trails at the Bear.

Similar Products Used:

Coopers Rock and WVU Forest across the road from Coopers.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 24, 2007]
Lv2mtb
Weekend Warrior

Rode the Big Bear trail system based on a recommendation from a bike shop in Ohiopyle - what a great find. Trails are fast, swooping, twisty with enough rocks thrown in to keep you on your toes. Some fun rocky descents and short steep climbs with lots of rolling terrain in between. A solid intermediate ride with just a few short sections that I walked (but could be ridden by a more advanced rider).

Customer Service

We did the blue loop and the yellow loop (twice because it was so much fun)

Similar Products Used:

First time ridding in this area.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 13, 2005]
emco
Weekend Warrior

Rode the trail from a recomendation by a raft guide (who also recomended Coopers rock). As a beginning rider i found it mostly challenging, while my boyfriend enjoyed it very much. We rode after a rainy night so there were lots of very smelly puddles on the trail (the place is a RV campground in a swamp). The flys swarmed the mud on our legs.

Customer Service

There are several marked trail loops and plenty of extra trails. We ended up riding the racing loop, about 20 miles.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 20, 2005]
bigdman1080
Cross Country Rider

I did a 6 mile loop the map suggested, it was the flatest rideing have ever road but lots of fun. It was raining so parts of the tail were very wet and sloppy. lots of wild life and at point I dont think there is anythig for miles literly.

Similar Products Used:

all of coopers rock

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 30, 2004]
sshanerock
Cross Country Rider

ive ridden in big bear mainly when i raced there ive only ridden there for fun twice. but the trails are very well kept and are perfect for training rides. there are alot of sweet little technical spots along the trails.i suggest not riding when wet because alot of the trails will form mud puddles.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 17, 2000]
Kevin Wetzel

This area is very close to canann valley riding

Customer Service

Race route

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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