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Beech Fork

Average Rating:    (4.15 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

All single track, very tough, yet very sweet and enjoyable at the same time. Some really killer down hill sections.
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Latitude
38.39145527168144
Longitude
-82.43350982666015
Trail Directions
Go to the camp ground end of Beech Fork, located just off Rt. 10. Drive into the camp ground, and take a left across the first bridge you come to. You will see a bath house on your right, the trail head is just behind the bath house.
Trail Length
Miles and Miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Huntington
State/Territory/Province
West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code
25504
Country
United States
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Review Date
June 20, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Able466 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.



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Review Date
August 1, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: 99ranger ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

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



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Review Date
September 23, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jim Pike , from Barboursville, WV

Summary:
Beech Fork lake offers single track trails that follow around the lake to some hill climbing and fast descending back to the lake. For a map you can check out www.bikebfat.com Recommended for intermediate to advanced riders although beginners would have fun on the single track around the lake.

Recommended Route:
Just 15 minutes from interstate 64 take Rt 60 to Hughs Branch road (follow state park signs).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just 5 minutes from I64 - Barboursville park has some short fast single track trails following the river and nice service roads on the hilltop. Highly recomended for beginner to intermediate and advanced riders!



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Review Date
August 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Matt , from Richmond, VA

Summary:
Since I used to live in Huntington, Beech Fork was my playground until I moved to VA. While WV boasts some of the best MTB in the East I feel Beech Fork is often scoffed at for not having the elevation that Slaty Fork/ Snowshoe/ Tea Creek/ Kanawha has. But nevertheless, Beech Fork is a true haven. The folks in huntington don't know how lucky they area.

Recommended Route:
Enter the trail system via the campground, behind the bathhouse. Once on the trail, stay right at the first 3 forks. This trail follows the lake and is technical in some spots. At the fourth trail split go left. The slight uphill/ creek section turns into a 1 mile uphill climb (Mary Davis). At the top of the climb, take a right and follow this trail. There are about 5 forks in the trail, take a right at each one. This is a very fast section, with 3 good climbs. When the trail drops off the ridge line you better be ready. This section is steep, rocky, rooty and loose--and the furhter down you go--the steeper it gets. Once at the bottom the trail will intersect Mary Davis. Bear left at the Mary Davis intersection and back track to the campground - OR - head back up Mary Davis and take a left at the top of the long climb which will take you back to the campground.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Barboursville Park, Kanawha State Forest



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Review Date
July 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mike Andrick , from Clarksburg, W.Va.

Summary:
It's great singletrack. It's fast and technical with hard climbs and fun decents no matter which way you ride the loops. Lost Trail to Mary Davis loop is about 8 miles. Due to lack of number of trails, it can get boring if you do it too often. But is still fun.

Recommended Route:
Enter the trail through a campsite near the front entrance to the park. The best loop is if when you come to forks in the trail, stay right until you reach to top of a long climb. Atop the climb, cut right back up a single track that runs above the climb. Wherever you go, it gets you back to the campground.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Snowshoe is my favorite place in the state.



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