Mountain Biking — Blackwater Falls Area


Dobin House – This small area is dirrectly adjacent to Blackwater Falls SP and has 4 1/2 miles of trails for mountain biking. Backbone Mtn. includes 8 miles of trail, 6 miles of rail trail and 10 miles of forest roads.

Directions from Morgantown

I-68 E to Rt. 42 S at Friendsville, MD. Follow Rt. 42 S to Rt. 219 S. Stay on 219 S through Oakland, MD, to Rt. 32 S at Thomas, WV. Take Rt. 32 S to Davis. Turn right on CR 29(Blackwater Falls Rd) and go 1.3 miles to the park. Access to Dobin House Trails are off the northern part of the main park loop road. For Backbone Mtn- 6.5 miles south of Thomas, turn onto FR 18 to access this area. Access also can be gained from biking south from Thomas on the rail trail or taking Douglas Rd south from Thomas to FR 18.

Travel Time:

2 hr


Camping, Waterfall, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing


Cheat Ranger District. PO Box 368, Parsons, WV 26287. On US Route 219 just east of Parsons


304-478-3251 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest

Web resources:

ORC Resources:

Books “Mountain Biking in West Virginia”, “Off The Beaten Track – A Guide to Mountain Biking in West Virginia”, “The Mountain Bikers Guide to Central Appalachia”.

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