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Grand View Park

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

~2-3 mile loop...mainly smooth but periods of large roots on track...pretty hilly
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Latitude
39.94501575308417
Longitude
-80.73131561279297
Trail Directions
take route 2 down or up the ohio river then find first street in Moundsville...go one mile look for signs and follow..trail head is easy to find once you get to the barn on top of the hill
Trail Length
3
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Moundsville
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 8, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: B_RADICAL ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Let me first start out by saying that the park is spelled Grand Vue Park. Secondly, let me say that this park is really beautiful. It is currently experiencing a revival and the county has been dumpinig some money into the park to attract more people. Unfortunately, thats the only good thing I can say about Grand Vue Park. The website for the park states that there is great single track riding for mountain bikes. I was not able to find any single track trails. Everything I rode was double track and a lot of it was close cut grass. I thought I was riding on the designated "walking" trails but according to the trail map, I was on the mountain bike trails. I was really confused the whole time I was riding because there is no distinction between the mountain bike trails and the hiking trails (there were no markings anywhere or trail names). There were some areas that turned into single track but they all led to dead ends. I found an old article from 1999 that showed pictures of a mountain bike race that happened at Grand Vue Park and there was some pics of single track trails, so I'm guessing they just stopped getting used and vanished (see article at http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=1999/05/0480c). There was some fast/steep areas, but for the most part, Grand Vue is a good place to go to build endurance; Not to have fun. I will say that Grand Vue Park has great potential for some nice single track but I don't have the time, nor the knowledge to make that happen right now. Hopefully someone comes along and takes the initiative to get things started over there. I would gladly help out in any way possible. Check out the website and trail map here. http://www.grandvuepark.com/park-features.php?id=43

If your in the Wheeling/St. Clairsville area, you should drive to Barkcamp State Park. It's about 25 miles West of Wheeling, WV and right outside St. Clairsville, OH. Some seriously awesome single track and well maintained trails. I will be doing a review on Barkcamp soon.

Recommended Route:
Drive over to the cabins and park where the turn around loop is. The trail head starts just over over the hill. You can turn left or right from here, it doesn't really matter. Try your best to use the map from the website and go exploring. You'll get bored awful quick.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County, OH.



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Review Date
August 20, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jms127 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fun trail, but relatively crap if it's too wet. Gets too slippery to run really fast; that gets confounded, too, when you hit more than ankle-deep mud. Other than that, it's not bad, but if I were going to take a drive to get there, I'd take that drive to someplace else....

Recommended Route:
Once you find it, just go around and play....

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None that I know of. Barkcamp near St. Clairsville, O. is a lot better, though....



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Review Date
March 17, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jon , from Amherstburg (around windsor)

Summary:
5 plus miles of good singletrack loop. pretty technical, roots, rocks, logs, small creeks crossings, short steep climbs and decents. Pritty nice run, kinda crappy when your doing climbs and its muddy, just be glad that you have trees near-by to brake your fall. somewhat fast in some sections, but can't find the frigin entrance

Other recommended trails in the same area:
boyne mountain



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Review Date
March 9, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Brian , from Virginia

Summary:
I Ride this trail when I vist my in-laws. Some good climbs and a couple of real steep drops to creeks. Not extremely technical, but a very good workout. Lots of intersecting single track. One of the best rides in the area.

Recommended Route:
RT. 2 to Moundsville and follow the signs

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Some near Bethany College and then Morgantown. Check with the LBS in Triadelphia, W.V. They are great!!



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Review Date
September 13, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Bill James , from Moundsville, WV

Summary:
5 plus miles of good singletrack loop. pretty technical, roots, rocks, logs, small creeks crossings, short steep climbs and decents. I love to ride this trail. I always have a great time here.

Recommended Route:
take route 2 down or up the ohio river then find first street in Moundsville...go one mile look for signs and follow..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Still looking. let me know if you know of any.



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