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Long Point Trail (New River Area)

Average Rating:    (2.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Mostly small hills at beginning of ridge with some pretty nice climbs and drops spaced out evenly. Ride double track trail on the ridge until you notice the old log crossing trail and steep drop off afterwards , get ready this is where it gets hairy. Follow single track trail unto some nice sand stone drop offs and twisting rhododendron "tunnels" :::STEEP:::: take it easy cuz' you'll want to fly here but you could easily sail off the ridge into oblivion. Ride until the fresh air hits your nose and BOOM you in the Center of the New River Gorge looking straight out at the World's Largest Single Span Arch Bridge. Amazing Beauty!! You'll feel like a Freebird!! PPsssst.. Secret "spot" for those who are really extreme there is a ledge on the left face of cliff (Wolf Creek Side)that you can climb down to the lower level of Long Point..look for the natural fireplace in the corner beside stone bench and see where I used to hang out with the girlies in high school HEHE it's kinda hard to find but look hard and be careful..there are some pine trees that act as ladders so look for them on the left edge.. Nice Trail!!! Amazing reward!!! (trail also has connector with Kaymoor Mines trail...turn left Down the ridge)
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Latitude
38.24680876017446
Longitude
-80.8648681640625
Trail Directions
Take Gatewood Road to 1st left before Kaymoor Rd #1 (top of 2nd winding hill on gatewood) turn by old bus stop house(if still standing)and a nasty old junk yard.. travel on 1 lane road about 500 ft until you see large opened field to the left (park in field) follow the dirt road to the right through the field to the trail head. Look out for resident's dogs in the area I have seen some big ones out there.
Trail Length
approx. 3 or 4 (not sure)
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Fayetteville
   


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Review Date
September 15, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rebel1916 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hey Brian, you strike me as the tough on the phone type.

Recommended Route:
If you were riding that long ago you are probably getting on in years huh?

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Your anonymous toughness makes you an object of mockery and derision
rebel19162000@yahoo.com



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Review Date
December 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Atomic_cocktail ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I started out by stopping at Ridge Riders in Fayetteville and getting the local scoop on the trails and a free map. I grew up and graduated Fayetteville H.S. and moved away, a lot has changed and the area is a tourist meca, some of the trails are closed to bikers and as far as I'm concerned that's ok. If you go ask about which trails are closed.
I started out at Fayetteville Town Park and rode a small loop to Kaymore Top, and looped back to Fayetteville on Branch Trail, its a 6 mile loop, single track and VERY tight, I had a nice little down hill on the way back about a half mile long. Its not technical, but fun, a few small climbs, and a nice gradual down hill. If your a technical rider with newbies, its perfect.

Recommended Route:
Start out at the Fayetteville Town park, behind the ball field.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any that are open to Bikers.



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Review Date
July 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Stacy , from Columbia, MD

Summary:
Short trail, but the end result is really nice. Long point ends in one mamma of a cliff. Bring a camera. Some other reviewers posted somthing about federal law prohibiting bikes. I don't think that is true. After I finished, I met a park ranger in the new parking lot they just made. He never said anything about my bike. He did recommened some rafting venues, which is a different story all together. I recommend this trail, but it's so short, you might want to sling the bike and just hike it instead.



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Review Date
October 12, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

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Reviewed by: Bryan , from Fayetteville WV

Summary:
If you had the balls to include your email adddress i might give you some respect. but since you have no balls I will just say this. i grew up in fayetteville wv and i have rode the long point trail 15 to 10 years ago when a suspension bike was unheard of. I know a few Chris's that ride and I have pin pointed who I think you are. I will beat you so bad when I see you that you won't even know what hit you. i would suggest you watch your back and next time think twice before you blast someone on the net/ especially when you don't know who it is. Remember Fayetteville is a very small town you idiot. Furthermore I had no idea this trail was off limits cuz i havent rode it in 8 years. I feel sorry for you because you are so dumb and also I feel sorry for you because you don't know who I am. Lookout. Bryan

Recommended Route:
READ THIS CHRIS THE LOCAL RIDER!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I suggest that you learn to keep your mouth shut.



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Review Date
July 3, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

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Reviewed by: Chris , from Fayetteville

Summary:
Being a local mountain biker here in Fayetteville, it pisses me off to no end, that actions like Bryan's closed this trail 10 years ago to bikers. It is an excellent hiking trail, but if you are riding it, you are just hurting future plans for this area. It was in the works that a new trail was to cross the Long Point Trail, but due to some people that can't follow simple Federal rules, this will not be allowed...Thanks Bryan!!

Recommended Route:
Not the Long Point Trail. It's illegal and you'll get fined!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Look around, you'll find something!



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