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Cow Pasture Trail

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

This is a loop around Cranberry Glades. The trail offers a variety of conditions from single track to open fields.
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Latitude
38.198124433344496
Longitude
-80.27375221252441
Trail Directions
East of Richwood on Scenic Highway to Cranberry Glades.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Richwood
Web Address
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 6, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: outdoornut ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
As noted this is a great little trail. It is pretty easy and is not extremely long. However my son and I found a way to use it by adding it as part of a longer ride. You will begin off Cranberry River Trail,
and follow Cow Pasture till you come to the old blacktop road with grass growing out of it. The trail would normally take a right and head you back toward the entrance road to the glades. Here is where it's different. See route.

Recommended Route:
Begin at Cranberry Visitors Center, ride out Pocahontas Trail, take Kennison Mtn. Trail, cross Rt39 on Kennison Mtn. Trail. Go about another 1/4 to 1/2 mile watching for the point you cross an old logging road just before starting up a steep climb on Kennison. Take a right at this point (South Mountain). Follow this old loggin road down the mountain for a ways, it will end and the trail will take a sharp, steep, rocky right turn downhill and switch back turning into singletrack. There are usually some stinging nettles on the next two switchbacks so be advise. This trail will dump you out on Cranberry River trail at the intersecton with CowPasture Trail. Just cross the road and follow Cow Pasture till you reach the point in the trail you come out on an old blacktop road with grass growing in and on it. Instead of taking a right, go left on the grassy fire road. It will
stay grassy for a while then turns into a gravel road and brings you out just about 50 yards from the stop sign at 150 and Rt39 across from the visitors center. You only cross blacktop road twice on this route. Approx. 19 miles total. Great ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kennison Mtn trail, many of the trails over off Gauley Mountain in the Tea Creek area. Awesome !



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Review Date
October 1, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Brandon , from Morgantown, WV, USA

Summary:
This is a great trail. Its about half fire roads and half single track. It's really pretty easy, but it still is technical enough in places to have fun, plus the veiws are awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommended Route:
Just follow the loop. You'll want to start at the trailhead off of the one lane blacktop road, not the gravel road. This way you have easier climbs and more enjoyable decents.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tea creek mountain



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Review Date
June 19, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: David Taylor , from Richwood, WV, USA

Summary:
This is a great trail. It offers technical single track along with wide open fields to relax in. You will go from dense forest to open spaces many time. I almost alway see a black bear or two while riding.

Recommended Route:
Just follow the signs from the Cranberry Glades parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kenneson Mountain Trial



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