Mountwood Park - Trail, Parkersburg, Virginia

Mountwood Park - Trail, Parkersburg, Virginia

DESCRIPTION

Multiple trails, some are also used for 4 wheelers so watch out for those.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 12, 2010]
mike_d_1583
Cross Country Rider

Went out here for the first time for a two-day trip and rode 50 miles. Coming from Cincinnati, I don't really see hills like these, but that's why I came! Trails are well maintained, with no downed trees, and trail heads and intersections are well marked. Has something for everybody, gnarly switchbacks, killer downhills that have an easier side and a side with drop-offs and boulders. Trails can be ridden with a hardtail, my preferred method. The loop is about 25 miles long with trails that branch off into smaller loops. Includes a 20 foot wide, 1 foot deep creek crossing. There is also an abandoned skills section on the top of a hill, would be nice to see the brush cut back so people can ride it! None of the trails are open to ATV use, which is nice. Another thing I liked, I only saw a few people out there, so you can really hit the corners without worrying about a head-on collision. Has some nice bridges covered with roof shingles for better traction. Features real singletrack, by real I mean only a foot wide. These trails will help you become a better and faster rider.

Customer Service

Park by the pump house and start on the Haystack trail

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No idea, first time in WV. The Sheltowee Trace in Kentucky has similar terrain.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 17, 2010]
SaborExplosivo
Cross Country Rider

Trails are well marked and maintained. Tons of uphills and rewarding downhills with good flow. Some nice technical features along the way too, shaved logs, bridges, rocks. You can easily spend a day riding here, probably two.

Customer Service

Trails pretty much ride as a loop so follow the map.

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Snowshoe Mtn. for downhill....didn't find any other good singletrack.....Slatyfork trails are way overrated.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 11, 2009]
bcramlet23
Weekend Warrior

Mountwood Park trails are well marked, easily accessible and great fun. I have been riding them all summer and rode there 3 times last week. Check out the map, all the trails could be ridden in a day, just pack a lunch and break halfway. Definitely give a big thanks to the guys keeping these trails up. More people should be taking advantage of these trails.

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Lake Hope and The Wilds are within an hour.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 24, 2008]
jonbyron
Cross Country Rider

just rode this trail this morning, great system here. fast, rolling, well maintained. the downhills are gradual and quick, uphills are challenging and will keep your heart rate up but definitely doable regardless of bikes. we rode ss and really enjoyed the experience. the technical difficulty of these trails keep you on your toes but full suspension and riot gear definitely are not necessary. cheers to the guys who maintain these trails, they're doing a great job. dont let the summer pass without a trip to mountwood park!

Customer Service

ive no idea, met up with and followed some experienced locals.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 09, 2008]
outdoornut
Cross Country Rider

Hey folks, the trails are back open for riding any time of the week. It has taken several members of the River Valley Mountain Bike Association to get the down trees cleared from the trails, but I believe we have them all at this time and the trails are in great shape. While I was down with the separated shoulder I was able to get all the trails gps'd and a new map produced. You can save and print a copy off our website. A large 30X31 is in the case in the parking lot to view and the club hopes to have a brouchure type map with trail descriptions for vistors to pick up there at the display. Copy and paste this link to the RVMBA website and enjoy the ride.
http://www.rvmba.com/where_to_ride.htm

Customer Service

9.5 mile loop: Copperhead, Rat Snake, short blacktop ride around end of lake, Techumseh, Medicine Man, Lake trail across the dam, keep going part way around the lake when lake trail takes a hard left into the woods along the lake, go straight up the hill across the power lines on Four Corners trail, at Four Corners take gravel path (Walter Taitt Trail) to the right, go nearly 1/2 mile and watch for Mansion Trail sign on your left. Go left onto Mansion Trial and it will go left at a right of way (wide grassy path with singletrack in middle).
At the next intersection with a trail on left, go right, at the next intersection after a short fast downhill, fade right onto Hunters Roost, Follow till you cross power line again, after power line take left down steep spot and left at bottom. Follow to next intersection and go right on Haystack. At the end of Haystack pass Collar Bone and stay right (see gravel path again) and ride down to blacktop road and take right. Go to parking lot. If you want more just go up Copperhead again except to right in 2/10th mile, staying on Copperhead and ride to hearts content.

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Some of these trails are awesome fast with a few techy spots. Enjoy !

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 30, 2007]
outdoornut
Cross Country Rider

Heads up ! If you are thinking or riding at Mountwood
between November 1st and December 31st 2007, please note
that all trails have been closed to Hikers and Bikers
Monday through Saturdays for some sort of controlled deer
hunt. Hiking and Biking will be permitted ONLY on Sundays
when hunting is illegal. Hopefully this is a one time thing
and it will not occur next year. They originally closed the
trails during the entire time period till some calls were
made and the Park President advised Sundays would be allowed.

Customer Service

All the trails are great, the River Valley Mountain Bike Association
has seen to it for the past several years that these trails are
maintained properly. If you enjoyed the trails please let the Park
know you did and thank the RVMBA for thier efforts. Thanks

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 14, 2007]
Hanger
Weekend Warrior

Where to start, all the trails are good. The trail are always kept up. The only thing I would change is better trail markers. You can be having a great ride going and have to stop to check a map. All it would take is a marker with the trail name on it insead of an arrow. Most trail forks aren't marked at all.

Customer Service

Collarbone cutoff to log jam to haystacks. I love riding Haystacks from the top down. Make sure you have good breaks, hold on and don't fall off the bridges.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 17, 2007]
STP
Cross Country Rider

This trail system is awesome. About 25 miles of mostly single track. The trails are not real technical, but have several log-overs and bridges to keep it interesting. The trail flow is great, come prepared to do some climbing but you are going to enjoy the down hills. All the trails can be rode in both directions. There are no 4-wheelers allowed in the park anymore.

Customer Service

Ride them all, you can't stop at just one trail. The way the race course runs is a good ride.

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Lake Hope, Dillion State park, Charles Fork, The Wilds and AEP.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 28, 2006]
outdoornut
Weekend Warrior

My son and I rode some of the trails on the 16th and again today. The weather was great today, 60 degrees, and the trails are in great shape since the weather has been so mild. I have placed a few pics of different features and views of the trails on here. Also if you would like the newest trail map click the following link http://www.outdoortravels.com/files/wv_map_mountwood_trails5.jpg Stop by and enjoy....

Customer Service

Right now, Copperhead to the NEW section, Trip to the Moon and Apollo 13 were all solid with no top layer mud. On the 16th we rode Tecumseh, Medicine Man, Lake trail to Four Corners. Tecumseh and Medicine Man were a bit slimmy in spots but easily ridable.

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Check out all the trails at Mountwood.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 12, 2005]
outdoornut
Weekend Warrior

Hey folks, the description for Mountwood still shows ATV usage. Not so for over four years now. Some newer trails have been added and there is something for everyone. Yea, it's not snowshoe or plantation trail but is does have to great trails.

Customer Service

Cooperhead Road has changed, 95% single track, much nicer uphill now. Some trails have been changed. There is a new one that runs from the beginning of Haystack and goes out to Styles Mansion. Of course, Gary's Grind is still there. Mostly wanted other riders to know there are no ATV's permitted at Mountwood. Haven't been for several years.

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Techumseh and Medicine Man are great, on the northwestern side of the lake.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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