Mountain Biking:

Mower Tract


The Mower Tract is a special and unique place in the state.  This is a spot high on the plateau of Cheat Mountain that has historically included the unique spruce forests of of West Virginia's highest peaks.  It has been the focus of a reclamation project by the US. Forest Service and other agencies after being degraded by timber and coal mining practices.  As a part of this reclamation, a mountain bike trail network has been started and will continue to grow.  There are currently 6 trails with 8 miles of biking including easier, intermediate and more advanced riding.  There are also gravel roads and logging roads in the area that increase the amount of riding available.  Mower Tract Trail Map


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The Mower Tract is located in central West Virginia, south of Elkins. Google Map directions below are to the parking area at the center of the trail system off of Forest Rd. 227.  


Backpacking, Bicycling, Camping (Shavers Fork Dispersed Camping)Camping (West Fork Dispersed Camping), Fishing,  Hiking, Mountain Biking (Cheat Mtn Area), Swimming Holes, Whitewater 


Greenbrier Ranger District. Box 67, Bartow, WV 24920. On Rt 92/250 just east of Bartow


304-456-3335 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest

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