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Slatyfork Region Trails

Average Rating:    (4.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

Varying degrees of difficulty. Most are technical in nature. Highly recommend staying at the Marlinton Motor Inn and eating/drinking at the B&B Roadhouse Restaurant and Bar. Bob and Becky Sanner takes good care of bikers/hikers.
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Latitude
38.418056
Longitude
-80.13
Trail Directions
Head north from Marlinton to catch most of the trails. Maps of the region are available in Marlinton.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Marlinton
   


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Review Date
December 7, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: John Herod ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Tea Creek Mountain Trail is a must ride. Maintenance has been an issue in the past but it was clear this year.After a little climb to the top you come across a 1/4 mile long rock garden, very technical. I have cleared in the past but you have to be on your game.Once out you get some relief before the bench cut single track. Then it's on,a white knuckle rid e down the side of Tea Creek Mt. Definitely one of my favorite DH single track rides.
I recommend a 5" trail bike.

Recommended Route:
Start at parking lot off of highway 150. You can shuttle by parking at Tea Creek Campground and driving up the hill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are a lot of great trails in the area.Some very technical ,ranging from slow rock gardens to some fast short descents.



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Review Date
August 19, 2011

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jeremy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Very disappointed in these trails...they are an overgrown mess and should be removed from the IMBA epic list.

Recommended Route:
DON'T GO HERE!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Snowshoe I guess, but generally not impressed with the trails in the area, go to Copper Harbor MI if you want to ride a true IMBA trail



Comments
xsanmarco (03/25/2012)
I'm familiar with the area and rode Red Run and Tea Creek Mountain Trail in late September 2011, and they were in fine shape. A few areas of bushwacking but at least 95% ridable. Sorry these guys had a bad experience, but all of mine have been exceptional. This area is quite technical, so bring your skills, especially when wet.
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Review Date
August 4, 2011

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: trailhonky ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode Tea Creek mountain trail a few weeks ago. It was really badly overgrown. Briers, stinging nettle, other leafy plants completely covered the trail 75% of the time. It doesn't appear that this trail gets much traffic, and it's supposed to be the best downhill in the trail network. After this experience, I didn't venture onto any other trails in the gauley mountain area. It's amazing to me that this trail is on the IMBA epic list...it sure is 'epic' in terms of painful stinging nettle and bushwacking...but in it's current condition it is not quality mountain biking.

Recommended Route:
Somewhere else. Don't believe the hype.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Snowshoe. Canaan. Douthat.



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Review Date
September 4, 2008

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: bikeninja13 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome, super-technical trail. Expect rocks, roots, hike-a-bike adventure. Combined with Davis and Snowshoe, plan a week's trip.

Recommended Route:
Start at Tea Creek campground, gentle climb up Bannock Shoals, try your technical skills on Boundary Trail (some hike-a-bike), enjoy Bear Pen, cruise Gauley, then bomb Tea Creek Mountain. Sweet ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Piles of trail in Davis. Hook up with the crew at Blackwater bikes for their Thursday evening club ride. Then go for a Burrito and local ale at Hellbender's. Not to be missed.



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Review Date
March 2, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: outdoornut ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
These trails were still awesome as of late summer 2007. Just want to make an important note now. Please DO NOT spend your dollars at Elk River Touring Center or Snowshoe. As of this date 3/1/2008 they are supporting Wilderness Bill to affect many of our trails in the Monongahela National Forest which puts and "Off Limits" sign to mountain bikes.

Recommended Route:
Still awesome trails, just don't support ERTC or Snowshoe. If I find others that I can find written statements from I'll post those as well.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Find the "Slatyfork Mountain Bike Trail Guide" and purchase it. I just hope you will attempt to locate it somewhere besides ERTC or Snowshoe Mtn.



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