Chestnut Ridge State Park - TRAIL

Chestnut Ridge State Park - Trail, Morgantown, Virginia

Trails in Chestnut Ridge are technical and require a moderate level of MTB skill. Detailed maps are available at Bicycle shops in Morgantown. All shops are located on High street in Downtown, Morgantown which is accessible via the University Ave exit from I-68. The maps are in a booklet containing maps and detailed trail descriptions of Chestnut Ridge and nearby Coopers Rock State Forest. The booklets are currently $8 which goes to support the West Viginia University Hockey Club. Highly recommended.

User Reviews (6)

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rossyo14   Weekend Warrior [Jul 09, 2008]

I rode Glade Run trail. Some of it was ok, but a lot of it was overgrown. There were a lot of big trees that had fallen over so I had to carry my bike over them, even w/ a 29er. This trail needs a lot of work; I wouldn't recommend it.

Customer Service

don't take it

Similar Products Used: Cooper's Rock
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VFD Rider   Weekend Warrior [Jun 15, 2007]

This trail system has alot of potential, unfortunately its not being kept my the WVU Forest very well.....I rode this trail system the last few days and Kens Run, Lick Run and Glades Run are all heavily littered with downfall from trees and other natural wooded byproducts and they're HEAVILY over grown in places....IF the trees and such were removed to the point where it was ridable it'd be an mildly challenging ride for a lower end intermediate rider at points (there is pretty stuff to look at along the teail tho). There is signs for Lick Run and Glades Run on the main road (Sand Springs RD) which you can see, and to get to Kens Run follow the road til right before the Sand Springs camp ground you'll see a gravel lot on your right, pull in there. to get on Kens Run go to the right of the two shacks in the woods and you'll see the entrace (on center, going down hill) dont go right or you'll end up on a path to no where nature trail. As far as the other trails here go I havent had the time to explore them but with the decrepid condition of those listed about I doubt I'll go back to explore....ride Coopers or call the WVU Forest Manager and advise that you'd like to see the trails in a more ride-able condition. But if you're in the area take a spin around Coopers instead.

Customer Service

Unless you got a weed whacker and a chain saw dont bother.

Similar Products Used: Coopers, or build some of your own :)
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hdfatboy   Cross Country Rider [Jul 23, 2003]

Nice singletrack full of rocks and trees. It can be very wet with some deep mud (watch out for trees and rocks buried in the mud!). In a couple of places the trails can get a little confusing because they aren't marked well, but the map book recommended above is good for planning your route. On Ken's Run the final climb back up to the main road is great workout, not steep but long.

Customer Service

Ken's Run - drive through the park until you see a gravel lot on the right. Park there then ride up the main road until the power line area and descend the old fire road to the Ken's Run trailhead.

Similar Products Used: Cooper's Rock, and Baker's Ridge if you are local.
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eric dobratz   [Dec 13, 1998]

primo single track with logs, rocks everything the east coast is known for. If you can find your way around these wood it is even better than neighboring coopers rock state park.


Customer Service

Go out sand springs rd past sand springs campground to the power line make a right onto power line, the power line has a down hill thats about 2 miles long with one uphill section. then from there you can go to the virgin standing hemlock trail, then back up a fire rd. Don't go riding on these directions alone get a map and know where your going since it is very easy to get lost in this neck of the woods

Similar Products Used: coopers rock is also a fine place to ride.
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Andrew   [Oct 27, 1999]

This seems to be a good set of trails, but its not so easy to find the entrances, and they tend to be overgrown some of the time.

Customer Service

Try Ken's run...

Similar Products Used: Cooper's Rock! Just across the street...
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jones   [Feb 11, 2000]

Quarry Run is a good warm-up. Ride it often and you will master all hills. Chestnut and Coopers are full of rocks, roots, heart pounding uphills, and white-knuckle downhills. And some great overlooks.

Customer Service

I recommend parking at the bottom of the mountain off of the Cheat Lake Exit of I-68. A bank, gas station, and a few other areas to park. Ride N on Rt 857 to Quarry Run Road. Ride up Quarry Run(3-4mi. all uphill) to Goodspead trail and into Chestnut Ridge park. From here you can choose your destination of trails. Then cross over I68 to Coopers. When you're done, back to Chestnut Ridge for a very fast downhill on Quarry Run.

Similar Products Used: Quebec Run, Bakers Ridge
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Kevin   [May 31, 2002]

Unfortunately didn't have a good experience with this trail. Found some of the trails, but they were so overgrown we weren't sure where to go. Turned around after an hour of bushwhacking. Maps from park are ok, but trails need investment to clear over growth and setup some kind of signage. Unless you are local, I wouldn't recommend it yet.

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