Grand View Park - Trail, Moundsville, Virginia

Grand View Park - Trail, Moundsville, Virginia

DESCRIPTION

~2-3 mile loop...mainly smooth but periods of large roots on track...pretty hilly

USER REVIEWS

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[May 22, 2015]
Jason
Weekend Warrior

It has been a while since personally riding Grand Vue Park. Back then the trail used to be a lot shorter, faster, and not really technical with some gentle climbs. Made a trip out there this week to check out the changes. Went into the park with the memories of fast and non-technical singletrack that has some rewarding scenery. All of that has changed except for the last part.

Some of the trail is so new that it is ride-able but not fully developed but are well in progress. Other sections of trail are also newer but have seen more use so it is packed down and built up for speed. Most of the trail additions have occurred in the past two to three years. There is a mix of old and new trail and it is a bit of a workout. Technically, it is not full of rocks and logs but there are some long and steep climbs that will challenge the legs as well as the largest cassette ring.

There is currently enough track to accomplish a 10-15 mile ride while not seeing the same thing twice.

With the recent trail development as well as general additions to the park, like a zip line canopy trail, it is worth coming back to Grand Vue to check out the progress. Some spots on the ride feature newly built overlooks that gaze nicely over the Ohio River.

Customer Service

Start from the parking lot of the Golf House headed towards the clubhouse but bear to the left at the end of the lot. This is where the newest trail begins. Eventually the new trail leads to some of the older trails. Just simply follow the trail markers.

Ohio Valley Mountain Bike Association organizes weekly group rides. Check out their Facebook for updates on dates and times.

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Grand Vue reminds me of Coopers Rock a little bit but with less logs and rocks = more hard tail and rigid friendly! In the northern WV panhandle area- Bark Camp (OH), Bavington (PA) or GO in Weirton.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 08, 2010]
B_RADICAL
Weekend Warrior

Let me first start out by saying that the park is spelled Grand Vue Park. Secondly, let me say that this park is really beautiful. It is currently experiencing a revival and the county has been dumpinig some money into the park to attract more people. Unfortunately, thats the only good thing I can say about Grand Vue Park. The website for the park states that there is great single track riding for mountain bikes. I was not able to find any single track trails. Everything I rode was double track and a lot of it was close cut grass. I thought I was riding on the designated "walking" trails but according to the trail map, I was on the mountain bike trails. I was really confused the whole time I was riding because there is no distinction between the mountain bike trails and the hiking trails (there were no markings anywhere or trail names). There were some areas that turned into single track but they all led to dead ends. I found an old article from 1999 that showed pictures of a mountain bike race that happened at Grand Vue Park and there was some pics of single track trails, so I'm guessing they just stopped getting used and vanished (see article at http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=1999/05/0480c). There was some fast/steep areas, but for the most part, Grand Vue is a good place to go to build endurance; Not to have fun. I will say that Grand Vue Park has great potential for some nice single track but I don't have the time, nor the knowledge to make that happen right now. Hopefully someone comes along and takes the initiative to get things started over there. I would gladly help out in any way possible. Check out the website and trail map here. http://www.grandvuepark.com/park-features.php?id=43

If your in the Wheeling/St. Clairsville area, you should drive to Barkcamp State Park. It's about 25 miles West of Wheeling, WV and right outside St. Clairsville, OH. Some seriously awesome single track and well maintained trails. I will be doing a review on Barkcamp soon.

Customer Service

Drive over to the cabins and park where the turn around loop is. The trail head starts just over over the hill. You can turn left or right from here, it doesn't really matter. Try your best to use the map from the website and go exploring. You'll get bored awful quick.

Similar Products Used:

Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County, OH.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 20, 2004]
jms127
Weekend Warrior

Fun trail, but relatively crap if it's too wet. Gets too slippery to run really fast; that gets confounded, too, when you hit more than ankle-deep mud. Other than that, it's not bad, but if I were going to take a drive to get there, I'd take that drive to someplace else....

Customer Service

Once you find it, just go around and play....

Similar Products Used:

None that I know of. Barkcamp near St. Clairsville, O. is a lot better, though....

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 13, 1999]
Bill James

5 plus miles of good singletrack loop. pretty technical, roots, rocks, logs, small creeks crossings, short steep climbs and decents. I love to ride this trail. I always have a great time here.

Customer Service

take route 2 down or up the ohio river then find first street in Moundsville...go one mile look for signs and follow..

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Still looking. let me know if you know of any.

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5
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[Mar 09, 2000]
Brian

I Ride this trail when I vist my in-laws. Some good climbs and a couple of real steep drops to creeks. Not extremely technical, but a very good workout. Lots of intersecting single track. One of the best rides in the area.

Customer Service

RT. 2 to Moundsville and follow the signs

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Some near Bethany College and then Morgantown. Check with the LBS in Triadelphia, W.V. They are great!!

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RATING
4
VALUE
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[Mar 17, 2000]
Jon

5 plus miles of good singletrack loop. pretty technical, roots, rocks, logs, small creeks crossings, short steep climbs and decents. Pritty nice run, kinda crappy when your doing climbs and its muddy, just be glad that you have trees near-by to brake your fall. somewhat fast in some sections, but can't find the frigin entrance

Similar Products Used:

boyne mountain

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4
VALUE
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