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Mountwood Park

Average Rating:    (4.09 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 43

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Latitude
39.24328853004748
Longitude
-81.3023042678833
Trail Directions
Mountwood Park is located off of US Rt. 50 east of Parkersburg at the Volcano Rd. exit. There is an easily visible sign identifying the park.
Trail Length
20 miles total
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Parkersburg
   


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Review Date
October 12, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mike_d_1583 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Went out here for the first time for a two-day trip and rode 50 miles. Coming from Cincinnati, I don't really see hills like these, but that's why I came! Trails are well maintained, with no downed trees, and trail heads and intersections are well marked. Has something for everybody, gnarly switchbacks, killer downhills that have an easier side and a side with drop-offs and boulders. Trails can be ridden with a hardtail, my preferred method. The loop is about 25 miles long with trails that branch off into smaller loops. Includes a 20 foot wide, 1 foot deep creek crossing. There is also an abandoned skills section on the top of a hill, would be nice to see the brush cut back so people can ride it! None of the trails are open to ATV use, which is nice. Another thing I liked, I only saw a few people out there, so you can really hit the corners without worrying about a head-on collision. Has some nice bridges covered with roof shingles for better traction. Features real singletrack, by real I mean only a foot wide. These trails will help you become a better and faster rider.

Recommended Route:
Park by the pump house and start on the Haystack trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
No idea, first time in WV. The Sheltowee Trace in Kentucky has similar terrain.



Comments
outdoornut (12/17/2010)
Thanks for the kudos mike_d_1583. The trails are built and maintained by the River Valley Mountain Bike Association. Still working on some signs for the new Minnehaha Trail and Tomahawk Trail.
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Review Date
September 17, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: SaborExplosivo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trails are well marked and maintained. Tons of uphills and rewarding downhills with good flow. Some nice technical features along the way too, shaved logs, bridges, rocks. You can easily spend a day riding here, probably two.

Recommended Route:
Trails pretty much ride as a loop so follow the map.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Snowshoe Mtn. for downhill....didn't find any other good singletrack.....Slatyfork trails are way overrated.



Comments
outdoornut (12/17/2010)
Glad you enjoyed the ride SaborExplosivo. The River Valley Mountain Bike Association has worked hard for the last 15 years to provide the best trails we can. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Review Date
August 11, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bcramlet23 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Mountwood Park trails are well marked, easily accessible and great fun. I have been riding them all summer and rode there 3 times last week. Check out the map, all the trails could be ridden in a day, just pack a lunch and break halfway. Definitely give a big thanks to the guys keeping these trails up. More people should be taking advantage of these trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lake Hope and The Wilds are within an hour.



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Review Date
August 24, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jonbyron ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
just rode this trail this morning, great system here. fast, rolling, well maintained. the downhills are gradual and quick, uphills are challenging and will keep your heart rate up but definitely doable regardless of bikes. we rode ss and really enjoyed the experience. the technical difficulty of these trails keep you on your toes but full suspension and riot gear definitely are not necessary. cheers to the guys who maintain these trails, they're doing a great job. dont let the summer pass without a trip to mountwood park!

Recommended Route:
ive no idea, met up with and followed some experienced locals.



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Review Date
January 9, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: outdoornut ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hey folks, the trails are back open for riding any time of the week. It has taken several members of the River Valley Mountain Bike Association to get the down trees cleared from the trails, but I believe we have them all at this time and the trails are in great shape. While I was down with the separated shoulder I was able to get all the trails gps'd and a new map produced. You can save and print a copy off our website. A large 30X31 is in the case in the parking lot to view and the club hopes to have a brouchure type map with trail descriptions for vistors to pick up there at the display. Copy and paste this link to the RVMBA website and enjoy the ride.
http://www.rvmba.com/where_to_ride.htm

Recommended Route:
9.5 mile loop: Copperhead, Rat Snake, short blacktop ride around end of lake, Techumseh, Medicine Man, Lake trail across the dam, keep going part way around the lake when lake trail takes a hard left into the woods along the lake, go straight up the hill across the power lines on Four Corners trail, at Four Corners take gravel path (Walter Taitt Trail) to the right, go nearly 1/2 mile and watch for Mansion Trail sign on your left. Go left onto Mansion Trial and it will go left at a right of way (wide grassy path with singletrack in middle).
At the next intersection with a trail on left, go right, at the next intersection after a short fast downhill, fade right onto Hunters Roost, Follow till you cross power line again, after power line take left down steep spot and left at bottom. Follow to next intersection and go right on Haystack. At the end of Haystack pass Collar Bone and stay right (see gravel path again) and ride down to blacktop road and take right. Go to parking lot. If you want more just go up Copperhead again except to right in 2/10th mile, staying on Copperhead and ride to hearts content.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Some of these trails are awesome fast with a few techy spots. Enjoy !



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