Mountain Biking — Tea Creek / Slatyfork

Description

This is a regional/national destination for Mt. Biking. 5400 acres with 45 miles of trails provides a lot of trails for its size. A wide range of difficulty from easier to very technical is found here. Most of the trails create good loops. Props Run Trail – north of Tea Creek – is one of the best downhill rides in the state. Trail Map Link (Highlands Conservancy)

Directions from Morgantown

Take I-79 South to Weston (exit 99) east on Us-33 to Elkins, south on Hwy 219 for 50 miles to Mine road. Turn right and go 3.6 miles to the Gauley Mtn Trial/Tea Cr. trailhead. Props Run trailhead is another 5.5 miles north on Mine rd and FR 24.

Travel Time:

3 hr

Activities:

Address: Marlinton Ranger District. PO Box 210, Marlinton, WV 24954-0210 On Cemetery Road off Rt 39 at the eastern edge of Marlinton.

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Swimming Holes, Mountain Biking

Phone/Email:

304-799-4334 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest

Web resources:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf/rec/mountain_biking_opportunities.htmlwww.ertc.com/mountainbiking.cfm

ORC Resources:

Brochure, Book “Mountain Biking in West Virginia”, “Mountain Bikers Guide to West Virginia”, “The Mountain Biker’s Guide to Centeral Appalachia”

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