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Timberline

Average Rating:    (4.08 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

Typical technical West Virginia riding (roots, large rocks and boulders, and lots of dirt/mud). You can follow the course of the 24 hrs. of Canaan and ride the total 13 miles. Or if the lift is running get a ride to the top and ride the downhill. The top (Crash and Burn) is very rocky and technical ,which most cannot ride even on their best day. The rest is pretty rooty and rocky, but extremely fun. The downhill cuts through the woods and over several ski slopes were a lot of speed can be gained. Overall its very technical at the top and a challenging arm-pumping lower half that is NORBA worthy and extremely fun.
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Latitude
39.05398463038542
Longitude
-79.38943862915039
Trail Directions
Once in Davis follow road over blue bridge and into Canaan Valley. Turn at Timberline Resort Road. Lots of signs and a realty building mark the beginning of this road. YOU CAN'T MISS IT!
Trail Length
13 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Davis
   


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Review Date
August 26, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Fgdh21 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
AMAZING!! Stopped by this weekend with a couple of buddies, best trails I have ever ridden. The only problem is that trails are not groomed and since handmade it can be sketcky. But that is what I love about it. It's TRUE downhill like it should be. JR is the best man ever! He will individually talk to you and tell you whats runs to do. Its the greatest spot for the people who know about it.

Recommended Route:
Leave it to JR



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Review Date
August 31, 2008

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: Eclipce ,  Downhiller

Summary:
First it must be said that the people that work there and volunteers are all very helpful and enthusiastic to get this mountain on the downhill map. I had a chance to ride with them, and its nice that it has a small community feel to it. There are multiple trail options from the top of the lift, Its been a while but I believe there are two strait off the lift going into the pines, one to either side behind the lift, one being a very fast slalom, and maybe another one i forget. The trails soon have different options and are marked by different color arrows. The trails utilize the natural rocks and such and it is overall very challenging and fun.



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Review Date
August 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fhulver ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Great network of trails!!! I showed up mid week got a few shuttles to the top and had a awesome time! JR and his crew have put in some serious work to get this place to where it is.The trails range from easy to very tech, they sent me on a variety to get a feel for everything they had to offer (I think I got a taste of about 25% of everything) GO CHECK IT OUT!!
Thanks again Rick for the shuttle!
Will catch up with you guys again this fall.

Recommended Route:
Everything I rode was good. Wish I had more time to check out more terrain. Will be making another visit this fall.



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Review Date
November 30, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: sshanerock ,  Racer

Summary:
ive raced here for three years. the trails that i did race on were very techical. the climbs are grueling. th down hills are sweet



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Review Date
November 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Aaron M. , from Chas, WV, USA

Summary:
The entrance to the Prolouge loop is sometimes hard to find, but you have to bike up Salamander past the S-bends. I believe the old loop started right at the bottom of the 2nd trail that you encounter on your climb up. From there just follow the paths and break gently. You will wind up somewhere back near the lodge soon, this is where the bridge used to be.
Just keep on chugging out and around the bottom of the bunny lift. If you can't find the trail from there on or its unridable, ride out into the parking lot at the base of the triple chairlift and down to the end where you go up a small access road. Just follow the gravel out until you see a steep fireroad heading up hill. At one point on the fireroad up the backside it splits and goes over to the top of Whitegrass. Keep straight and stay on this fireroad! It should be leveler and rockier by now. Make sure to turn left when you come back out on Salamander... this part was dubbed "The Wall" because its where you have to pass out or push on.
The Crash and Burn sections on the downhill can tear you up. Just remeber if you're having trouble near the top, get off it, because its a whole lot better to opt out than to have me get a report that there's a dead biker back there and have to go investigae in the winter. Once you get down the steepest parts of the downhill section you should pretty much go straight across over to the Mid-Station.
From there its just creek-hopping and root riding. The last descent at the end will leave your body full of adrenaline and out of breath. Enjoy, and have a nice ride!

Recommended Route:
Okay... I know this is gonna sound complex, but if you haven't ridden the old 24hrs. of Canaan loop yet, chances are that you'll get really, really lost. You want to start at the bottom of the black double lift and just head up the trail the farthest to the left (aka Salamander). You climb up that a ways and you should see a trail branch off into the woods on the right side of the trail. Aha! The mystique Prolouge Loop. You can ride this forever, its all up and down and mudpits and logs, but its not that much fun. You will cross trails such as The Drop and The Wall as you bike it. Eventually you should come out over by the Bunny Lift (old double).
Just follow that trail down towards the triple and out. You will hook up with a very steep and long fire-road climb up the backside of the mountain. Its agonizing, get the goo out at the top.
Anyways, you will eventually end back up on a ski slope (Salamander once again, just a few hundred feet higher). Go up to the top of the mountain on the ski run and TAKE A BREAK at the lift (you'd be nuts not to)!
Now work your way over to the First Aid hut, and just to the left of the deck is a rocky trail with signs such as "DANGER" and a double-black diamond-bearing sign. Unless your a wimp, disregard these and head on down. Watch out for a quick drop after a sharp corner near the top that can toss you and your bike over a large rock. Now you're in the rock-bed. There are numerous places to escape onto the ski run Dew Drop and R-U-N-N-O-F-T from the monster thats about to swallow you. Now you head down a few steep, rocky, rooted-out chutes that will eventually dump you over around the Mid-Station of the Triple Lift.
From here you veer off to the right of the mid-station and through a rough drainage area. Keep going and then let it all hang out as you fly down the black-diamond rated Lower White Lightning back to the lodge. There you go, 13 miles in a nutshell.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Limerock, Plantation, Loop Road, Blackwater Canyon, Table Rock, Courtland Fire Road... Baah... want trails, go to Snowshoe!



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