Beech Fork - Trail, Huntington, Virginia

Beech Fork - Trail, Huntington, Virginia

DESCRIPTION

All single track, very tough, yet very sweet and enjoyable at the same time. Some really killer down hill sections.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 20, 2008]
Able466
Weekend Warrior

Just road the Mary Davis Trail, it has great potential but I due to the number of fallen trees I carried my bike as much as I road it. the trail is well marked up to a point were you com to a three way junction, which leads you to belive the trail has ended and you need to take one of the other three in front of you...Just look behind you and you will see the trail actually switchbacks and continues to climb.

With a little chainsaw TLC this would be a great ride.

Customer Service

Stay to the left when you start out on Lost Trail, then follow Mary Davis....DON'T FORGET TO LOOK BEHIND YOU WHEN YOU GET TO THE THREE WAY.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 01, 2004]
99ranger
Weekend Warrior

I finally rode the whole Mary Davis Trail this morning. Talk about a long, but GREAT ride. 7.5 miles of great and challenging singletrack. It's been real rainly lately, so we had to deal with lots of mud. This trails has a bit of everything, and once you finally do make it to the top, you can ride some great singletrack downhill. You can really let your brakes rest for a while, befor it gets too steep. Then, creep down it. Even at this speed I had lots of trouble staying out of the ruts and on my bike. This place has miles of great trails with something for everyone.

Customer Service

First time riding the full trail, so I just followed the other peoples lead.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 03, 1999]
Jason

Very sweet single track, the last descent is pretty tough.

Customer Service

Start at trail head, at the first intersection take a right, then at the next intersection take a right. Follow that trail along the ridge till you come to a creek bottom (about 6 miles). Once there, it is just as good of a ride to turn around, or keep going, it will eventually make a large loop.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 22, 1999]
Scott Greene

Great network of singletrack and doubletrack. The trails seemed endless. Of course riding with someone that knows the best loops would be your best for an outstanding ride. I did back track some, but the trails are so nice I did not care. These trails had everything you would want; fast singletrack, tough steep climbs, steep fast downhills and technical singletrack.

Customer Service

Just ride....

Similar Products Used:

Charles Fork Lake in Spencer and Kanawha State Forest

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 24, 2000]
Vince

Good single track with lots of mud when it has rained. The track follows the lake then goes from the bottom of the moutain all the way to the top (relentless climb). After you go all the way up it is now time to go ALL the way back down. Very challenging loop with extreme down hill.

Customer Service

Take I-64 to Huntington, WV. Take the Hal-Grier exit and turn onto Rt. 10 south tward Logan. After many miles you will see a sign on the right for Beech Fork State Park. Turn right onto Hughes Branch Road. Follow the winding road to the stop sign and turn left and it is 2 miles down the road. The trail starts between camp spot 33 and 34.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 26, 2000]
Tim

The half of the Lost Trail on the mountain is impossible to climb. The side nearest the lake is awesome. Its narrow and pretty technical but very cool. I hiked about half way because the hills were impossible. If you stick to the bottom half you'll have a good ride. The whole trail is a 1 star but if you stick to the bottom half its a good ride.

Customer Service

Ive ridden the Lost Trail at Beech Fork. The trail makes a figure 8 and the half nearest the lake is 10 times better than the half on the mountain.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 24, 2000]
Derek

The Lost Trail is really good, but the downhill is very hard for unexperianced riders. I was going fast downhill and hit a huge root and went fying through the air and skidded across some sharp, pointy rocks. This trail is fun but there is too much steep climbing an and a lot of it is really hard for beginners.

Customer Service

Go right after entering the trail and stay right for a good while, keep following the trail and you should be ok.

Similar Products Used:

The river trail at Barboursville Park, not marked but a good trail that follows Guyan River for a few miles.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 04, 2001]
Chris

This place is the total package. Rocks...rooots...climbing..descending. If it is dry it is awesome. If it is muddy wash your bike when you are finished, take a shower and still go home with a smile on your face.

Customer Service

Ride along lake to Mary Davis Creek. Take a deep breath, climb for awhile and then ride the sweet trail along the ridge. Take the second left on the ridge and ride my favorite trail that brings you to a point along the lake on the lower trail. Repeat as necessary.

Similar Products Used:

Hanging Rock ORV, Pine Creek ORV. Shawnee State Forest.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 20, 2002]
Cajun

First off, the section of campground where the trails start is called "Moxley", go left over the bridge, which goes over the lake.
I rode the lake trail and it wasn't bad. There are quite a few spots, that after the rains, left big mud holes. I would say these need to be filled in with logs or rocks before you start to get the spider web effect going (see the early Alum Creek, OH) posts. The lake side trail is really easy. Not much climbing, just a few quick up and downs. I say fix the mudholes and make use of those big boulders next to the trail, ride over them.
But the best trails are up on top of the hills. The "Lost Trail". There is one or 2 climbs you can make, but the others are nearly impossible. The trails along the ridge are great, and they all end with a rockin downhill back to the lakeside trail. Some improvements would be to make some switchbacks and make the Lost Trail more acessible and climbable.

Customer Service

I just sort of went where ever I felt like it. I preferred the 'Lost Trail' trails.

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I planned to hit the Kanawah State Forest, but the BMX track in Nitro, WV is very fun, check it out.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 26, 2002]
Mike S

As stated in previous reviews this place is a nice collection of easy single track and fireroad, short but tough up hills, and some sweet downhill single track. The Mary Davis loop can feel like absolute wilderness, although you're only a few miles from the campground. The terrain is definitely not as vast, or as challenging as the Kenawah State Forrest, or the riding in Pocahontas county, but for being only 20 minutes from downtown Huntington it's not bad. If you're in the Tristate region check it out.

Customer Service

Enter the woods through the campground and keep taking right hand turns so that you follow the lakeside trail. The Mary Davis trail begins at about the 2 mile point and heads into the woods from the lake. Follow the Mary Davis trail up the creek for about 1 mile. A 1 mile uphill climb on the fireroad gets you to the top of the ridge. At the top their will be a junction of 3-4 trails. Make the hairpin left turn and get ready to hit some sweet rolling single track along the ridge. Trail markings are somewhat inconsistant, but with some navigational sense one will end up back on the lake side of the trail system at the start point.

Similar Products Used:

Kenawah State Forrest, Eastern WV

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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