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Davis / Canaan XC Course

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

There are a number of different trails all interconnecting. You can do a short loop, long loop or criss cross the trails and ride up to half a day by taking different routes. Couldn''t get anyone to tell me the names of the trails but they are all marked and regardless of the direction you take it would be difficult to get lost. Most will dump you out on Camp 70 Road which starts at Davis and dead ends about 5 or 6 miles from Davis following the Blackwater River. There was not literature on these trails but they were used in July 2005 as a race course. Check with Blackwater Bikes and they can direct you.
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Latitude
39.136218640261426
Longitude
-79.40802097320556
Trail Directions
Best place to begin is in town. I have parked at Blackwater Bikes or near the Grocery Store just down the street. Take Camp 70 road across the woodend bridge and the trails start on the other side. There is one the goes to the left about 200 feet past the bridge or when the road goes left you go straight up an old double track. If you go straight at the turn in Camp 70 road this trail goes through the middle of them all. Take any side trail to make a loop of your liking or stay in this trail to experience the Moon Rocks and some knarly downhill. Ask Blackwater Bikes about the Moon Rocks. (Not for the faint of heart). Have fun.
Trail Length
Many Miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Davis
Country
USA
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Review Date
August 19, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: outdoornut ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trails here just seem to get better every time I get up there. Roger at Blackwater Bikes has been a key to creating new trails and keeping the present trails maintained.

There have been a few new trails added since I first posted this information. Great set of trails in this area. The new trail from the HooDoo Rocks area is awesome. It comes out on Camp 70 Road right across from Camp Site #6 and goes through the backside of Campsite #7 (Gate numbers are not the site numbers).

Of course the HooDoo Rocks area and Moonrocks is the best. The lower trails are great for beginning riders or for those more experianced to add miles to a good loop.

Near the end of Camp 70 Rd., at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, turn right, follow the trail to the river, cross the swinging bridge, go straight up the hill off the end of the bridge and follow this fire road up the mountain to Canaan Heights. Note: once you get to the Big Power Line right of way, turn left and ride up the power line to the next road up. (check out the view here), turn right go out past the radio tower and you are in Canaan Heights. Link up across Rt.32 with Plantation Trail to make loops without road miles.

Recommended Route:
Any, link trails together and ride all day.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Plantation Trail, Lindy Trail, Davis Trail, Park to Park (Allegheny Trail from Canaan Loop Rd. to Canaan Valley State Park.), several of the fire trails that spur off Plantation out to Canaan Loop, and Dobbin House trail.

The Technical rating and aerobic rating are for the HooDoo Rocks and Moonrock areas. The rest would rate about 2 technical and 3 aerobic.



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Review Date
August 12, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: outdoornut ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode these trails for about four weekends in a row. They are great. If some are not technical enough just head for the Moon Rocks and some awesome downhill.
The Technical and Aerobic rating are only if you take the main trail all the way to the Moon Rocks and the downhill. The rest of the trails would get about a 3......

Recommended Route:
Go across the wooden bridge leading to Camp 70 road, in about 200 feet one trail goes to the left and follows Beaver Creek for a while. Or go just past that where Camp 70 road curves to the "RIGHT" no left. Go straight up what was once a wide double track. It soon turns into some awesome double track and leads you up the mountain a little at a time. See description at beginning for more details. I just forgot to rate these trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Of course if you are in the area you might as well try Plantation Trail, Lindy Run or Dobbin House.



Comments
outdoornut (02/15/2007)
Here are the links to a couple maps I made of this area. You will need to print
both and then tape them together to make one large one. Enjoy........

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[IMG]http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/djphotos1/BWtopo2w.jpg[/IMG]
WVKayaker (06/02/2008)
Thanks for the maps ODN!
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