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Davis Creek Trail

Average Rating:    (3.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

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Latitude
38.28030244355917
Longitude
-81.64215087890625
Trail Directions
Kanawha State Forest
Trail Length
2.5miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Charleston
   


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Review Date
November 7, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Tim B ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The Davis Creek Trail is a great trail to learn on. I'm new to the sport and enjoy riding this trail. The guys I ride with realy enjoy the entire trail system.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Middle Ridge trail/road



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Review Date
September 4, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JakeMeyers ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Davis Creek is a fun and for the most part "simple" trail, there are a few sections where caution is stressed along the creek bed and drop offs. Be careful on the narrow wood bridges as I crashed very bad on one of these when they were wet. Bad news when the trail is wet due to the roots and rocks and bridges that kill traction

Recommended Route:
Take the middle ridge road uphill to teabury trail, ride the downhill which is amazing, to the davis creek trail, and ride the davis creek back to your car....great ride, if you can keep from bitin it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Teabury, Middle Ridge Trail, Ballard, Pole Cat, Black Bear



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Review Date
December 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Hellbilly Bikeboy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is absolutely great. It has some very scenic areas (see the picture) and a sprinkling of technical stuff as well. Nothing too hard here. It's just tons of fun. If you want a great leisurely ride, start here.

Recommended Route:
Go to the Kanawha State Forest. Find the pool. You're there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The entire KSF trail system is great; it's got something for everyone. I've considered moving closer to Charleston just to be closer to this MTB resource.



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Review Date
June 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: john , from louisville,ky

Summary:
my wife and i rode here for the first time on memorial day weekend. this place is awesome. we camped and rode the trails are great well marked as well. we are already planing a return trip very soon. it rained some before we got there but the sandstone seems to drain well. it was only 3 1/2 hours from home. go and ride you'll be glad you did. also check out black bear trail.

Recommended Route:
we left from the camp ground rode down the road and hit it by copperhead rock



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Review Date
April 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: AMiller , from Charleston, WV

Summary:
The first hill is the hardest, but the most rewarding. I've seen so many people slide it into the creek there just trying to fight their way up. From there to the Ranger's Cabin it's time to fly! The Cabin to the Pool is another fast-paced section, just let the chain and the rings humm beneath you as you fly through it. At the pool, cross the bridge, ride through the parking lot to the right, towards the creek, fly down a dip and carry on. This is the only rough section of the trail. There are places with rocks, some places the trail tries to toss you into the creek (which is very unsanitary, trust me), and up a pretty steep hill for this kind of trail. On the backside there used to be steps, but they eroded away. Don't be a fool, please dismount, and keep it from becoming a cliff there. Ride it to the end at Copperhead Rock, climb the boulder, then head back the way you came (those "steps" are much more intersting on the way back). Just a fast ride. Builds your root skills. And PLEASE dismount where it asks you, I dont want this trail to fall into the creek before my children get to ride it.

Recommended Route:
Start at the parking lot just to the left of the park enterance. Go through the large meadow and there it is. Make sure at the pool you cross the parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ride the whole dang forest! Everything from Middle Ridge, some of the stuff on the other side. Just don't get lost.



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