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Chestnut Ridge State Park

Average Rating:    (3.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Trails in Chestnut Ridge are technical and require a moderate level of MTB skill. Detailed maps are available at Bicycle shops in Morgantown. All shops are located on High street in Downtown, Morgantown which is accessible via the University Ave exit from I-68. The maps are in a booklet containing maps and detailed trail descriptions of Chestnut Ridge and nearby Coopers Rock State Forest. The booklets are currently $8 which goes to support the West Viginia University Hockey Club. Highly recommended.
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Latitude
39.67812680490032
Longitude
-79.77035522460937
Trail Directions
From West - Take I-68 12 miles from the I-79 interchange to the Coopers Rock exit. At exit, take left, cross interstate and head to stop sign. At sign, take right and head up hill to first left (Sand Springs Road). As you head down the road you will pass various trailheads which are not especially marked. These trail will be marked eventually though as the park has just gained its status.
Trail Length
25 miles collectively
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Morgantown
   


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Review Date
July 9, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rossyo14 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode Glade Run trail. Some of it was ok, but a lot of it was overgrown. There were a lot of big trees that had fallen over so I had to carry my bike over them, even w/ a 29er. This trail needs a lot of work; I wouldn't recommend it.

Recommended Route:
don't take it

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cooper's Rock



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Review Date
July 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: hdfatboy ,  Cross Country Rider , from Morgantown

Summary:
Nice singletrack full of rocks and trees. It can be very wet with some deep mud (watch out for trees and rocks buried in the mud!). In a couple of places the trails can get a little confusing because they aren't marked well, but the map book recommended above is good for planning your route. On Ken's Run the final climb back up to the main road is great workout, not steep but long.

Recommended Route:
Ken's Run - drive through the park until you see a gravel lot on the right. Park there then ride up the main road until the power line area and descend the old fire road to the Ken's Run trailhead.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cooper's Rock, and Baker's Ridge if you are local.



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Review Date
May 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Kevin , from Michigan

Summary:
Unfortunately didn't have a good experience with this trail. Found some of the trails, but they were so overgrown we weren't sure where to go. Turned around after an hour of bushwhacking. Maps from park are ok, but trails need investment to clear over growth and setup some kind of signage. Unless you are local, I wouldn't recommend it yet.



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Review Date
February 11, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: jones , from morgantown

Summary:
Quarry Run is a good warm-up. Ride it often and you will master all hills. Chestnut and Coopers are full of rocks, roots, heart pounding uphills, and white-knuckle downhills. And some great overlooks.

Recommended Route:
I recommend parking at the bottom of the mountain off of the Cheat Lake Exit of I-68. A bank, gas station, and a few other areas to park. Ride N on Rt 857 to Quarry Run Road. Ride up Quarry Run(3-4mi. all uphill) to Goodspead trail and into Chestnut Ridge park. From here you can choose your destination of trails. Then cross over I68 to Coopers. When you're done, back to Chestnut Ridge for a very fast downhill on Quarry Run.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Quebec Run, Bakers Ridge



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Review Date
October 27, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Andrew , from Fairmont, WV

Summary:
This seems to be a good set of trails, but its not so easy to find the entrances, and they tend to be overgrown some of the time.

Recommended Route:
Try Ken's run...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cooper's Rock! Just across the street...



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