This mountain-biking trail, along an old logging-era railroad grade, takes riders through stands of red spruce and hardwoods. It's a ten-mile out-and-back, on a relatively smooth and narrow dirt trail. The ride starts on Forest Road 24, which is located about five miles south of Slatyfork off of Hwy. 219. You begin riding at the Gauley Mountain Trailhead, then continue straight at the Tea Creek Connector Trail intersection, the Bear Pen Ridge Trail intersection, the Red Run Trail intersection, and the Right Fork Connector Trail intersection. The trail ends at the trailhead parking area on the Highland Scenic Highway. Return the way you came.

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Review of Gauley Mountain Trail (#438)

Active and Adventure Review of Gauley Mountain Trail (#438)

Away Travel Editor: Alistair Wearmouth
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Editor Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Camping,Day Hiking,Mountain Biking
Editor Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Slatyfork's Elk River Touring Center ( offers guided trips if you want a local expert to show you the best singletrack stashes of the forest. They also have cabins and inn-style rooms where you can shack up to get the most of your trip to what some people call the "Crested Butte of the East."

Pocahontas County, WV
West Virginia

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