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Huckleberry Trail Spruce Knob

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

This trail is extremly technical. The trail starts very very rocky and stays that way for quite sometime. It is very barren and exposed. Lots of jagged rocks and roots. There are lots of rocky sections with very short smooth sections connecting them. Once you get down off of the ridge its not quite so technical, just steep. The trail spits you out into large mountain field that goes on for miles, beautiful. At the bottom of the field you cross Judy Springs. There is apple orchird surrounding the springs. There is series of leadges leading down to the springs, be careful. From here you descend down to Seneca Creek trail. You climb on this trail for about four miles. The trail will bring you back to the parking were you began.
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Latitude
38.733196752689075
Longitude
-79.52590942382812
Trail Directions
We start this ride at the Seneca Creek Trailhead parking area. It is located six miles from the top of Spruce Knob on FS road 112. You may shuttle from here to the top where the trail starts, but you may feel guilty at days end. The actual trail head for Huckleberry Trail is located in the back of the parking area at Spruce Knob.
Trail Length
15.2 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Harman
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Review Date
May 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: danger111 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
As everybody says,"very technical" best describes this trail.But the views are way worth it and the satisfaction of riding one of the top trails in WV.
I used to race downhill professionally and if you want to finish with a sweet steep trail do this loop. Huckleberry to Judy Springs to Bear Hunter left on Allegheny MT. to Leading Ridge to Bee Run. Bee Run is an all out downhill treat,steep and rocky.I always hit this trail when I'm there.
You can also ride up Elza Trail go left on Leading Ridge and get to Bee Run.

Recommended Route:
Huckleberry to Judy Springs to Bear Hunter to Allegheny Mt. to Leading Ridge to Bee Run.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Plantation Trail is a must ride.
Flatrock/Roaring Plains trails.



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Review Date
May 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: John Herod ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
As everybody says,"very technical" best describes this trail.But the views are way worth it and the satisfaction of riding one of the top trails in WV.
I used to race downhill professionally and if you want to finish with a sweet steep trail do this loop. Huckleberry to Judy Springs to Bear Hunter left on Allegheny MT. to Leading Ridge to Bee Run. Bee Run is an all out downhill treat,steep and rocky.I always hit this trail when I'm there.
You can also ride up Elza Trail go left on Leading Ridge and get to Bee Run.

Recommended Route:
Huckleberry to Judy Springs to Bear Hunter to Allegheny Mt. to Leading Ridge to Bee Run.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Plantation Trail is a must ride.
Flatrock/Roaring Plains trails.



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Review Date
September 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: outdoornut ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Now I know why this trail hasn't been reviewed lately. Everyone is trying to keep it secret. Not recommened for the faint of heart and should be considered very technical. The extremely rocky trail goes on forever, then a bit farther, a few extremely rooty sections, loose rocky downhills, steep decents laced with awesome views and some great riding. Make sure your brakes work before you start, you will need them on Judy Springs Trail which is mostly steep downhill through a field on the side of the mountain with rocks and sharp turns with grassy offcamber places thrown in and at the bottom of Judy Springs trail there is about a 100 yard long very nasty, extremely rocky section with a drop off near the bottom, but extremely fun if you are into rocks and lots of them. For pics see my post as long as it is there. Copy and past this the following.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=3488746#post3488746

Recommended Route:
Highly recommend the loop. Park at Seneca Creek Trailhead on Forest Service 112, ride up the gravel road to the top of Spruce Knob. The trailhead for Huckleberry is on the left in the first paved parking area at the top. Follow Huckleberry out the mountain, when it goes off the mountain you will come to a sign at a large hike in campsite.
It will point you right here. Shortly there will be another sign sending you left, and another at a three way intersection pointing you left again. Ride about 200 yards and you will take a hard left up a short steep rooty climb. follow the only obvious trail and after another loose rocky downhill you will come out on Lumberjack trail. Go slightly off to the right (straight thru) for a couple hundred yards and then take Judy Springs trail to the left. Check you brakes before decending. This will take you down to a bridge at Seneca Creek. Take a left off the bridge and follow the trail about 3 miles back to your vehicle. Total loop is said to be 15 1/2 miles, however I only came up with 14.6 miles total. 6 miles of this is the climb up the FS roads.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Allegheny Mountain, Bear Hunter, Tom Lick, and hit some of the trails about 1 hour north around Davis, WV. Not sure what Lumberjack trail is like. Will attempt to ride it before winter.



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Review Date
September 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Doug Boggs , from Elkins, WV

Summary:
From top of Spruce pretty technical for about 7 miles of downhill. Come out at seneca creek falls, not falls of Seneca. Cross creek and nasty 1.5 mile up hill. At top of ridge hit allegheny trail and follow ridge line for about 9 miles of awesome singletrack downhill. Come out in Whites run to hopefully a shuttle vehicle.

Recommended Route:
From top of spruce knob take huckleberry trail to allegheny trail to whites run. 17 miles and awesome riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Plantation @ Canaan or Kennison mtn @ cranberry



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Review Date
August 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Jeff , from Wilmington De

Summary:
Can you say technical? I've done alot of rides getting into mountain biking when i was 10. Im almost 16 now and this is by far the best ride i have ever done. it starts from the top going down just miles of rock garden one after another. Note dont get off your bike it may be hard to get back on. You pedal as hard as you can going downhill for about the first 5 miles. There are bueatiful views on this trail until the bottom drops out of it getting near judy springs. Let me tell you this is one of the longest steepest most awesome downhills you will ever do!!! Once you get to the intersection of the lumberjack trail it gets even more crazy as the trail goes down a steep meadow, with offcamber sections and steep gulleys with loose rocks. once you get to the bottom of the meadow you go through a gate and up comes a very technical section. With about a 2 1/2 foot drop off into jaged rocks which you can do as long as you keep your weight back. overall this is an awesome ride. And dont do it with your parents you may be waiting a while.

Recommended Route:
start from the lumberjack parking area and ride up the roda to the top of spruce knob. Then all down hill from there. Well mostly!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Plantation!!! Downhills on weekends at Timberline Resort. Allegheny trail. Basically anything is good!



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