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Watters Smith State Park

Average Rating:    (3.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

The first climb is just hard enough to stretch out good with really nice scenery to look at. From there it goes into a fire road and then turns up an extremely technical climb. Once at the top the trail flows very nice through the woods with a technical downhill which quickly turns into a fast section over hog backs leaving you pumped when you get to the bottom. The downhill isn't very long but it kicks ass.
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Latitude
39.16653673334675
Longitude
-80.40807723999023
Trail Directions
Take Rt 19 south from Clarksburg to West Milford. Follow the signs to the park. The White Oak Trail is the best. The easiest way to get on it is from the first parking lot on the left.
Trail Length
4.5 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
West Milford/ Clarksburg area
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 28, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: lalahsghost ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The Trails here are relatively short with small grass intervals that interconnect them. Lots of SIngletrack with Log buildups. There has been some trail degradation leaving roots exposed. Watch out for these when it is wet (just like anywhere else~) This place is a blast.

Trails are clearly marked and lots of marker ribbons to keep you on the path just in case... The visitor's map does not have all of the trail mapped and is pretty outdated.

Everyone is right when they say there is soemthing for everyone here.

White oak = pretty nice. You'll need to hike-a-bike up some/most of it, but once you are on the ridgeline... you'll love it!



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Review Date
May 2, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Tad , from Weston, WV

Summary:
This trail has a little bit of everything for ya. The climb at the begining is pretty rough but its a great for testing your climbing skills. I think I made it all the way in a dream I had once. The downhill starts out pretty technical but very rideable and very rewarding. After a little rock garden you start down a steep little section that will send you on your way. Wimps watch out cause Bad's going to run you down if you don't get out of his way. There's no slowing down unless you don't make the hard right that I let you find yourself. As for the steps one can find there way to the left. It's a little risky on your first ride but is actually quite thrilling after you find the line. From there on out its high tailing it on back to the car. Watch out for that hidden ditch the other reviewers where talking about. Almost everyone I've ridden with has told me a face-planting story. Overall Short But Sweet.



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Review Date
April 9, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Roger , from Clarksburg

Summary:
I first read the review of this trail and then decided to make the ride. Well, let me explain a little better than the first guy did. From the parking lot I would enter the trail at the sign. A Quick short cut across the parking lot can result in a face full of Dirt. There is a very large ditch that was quite full of leaves and was not noticed till I got a closer look...here. The first climb is long and for an average rider "Ruff." Not terrible steep but never seemed to reach the top. After we reached The Top of what was called a warm up hill. We discovered a UN-climbable hill that was labeled just hard HA? Even the best of my group could only get half way up the monster. So pick up the bike and start climbing. After reaching the top of the trail it continued to flatten and lead us to a logging road. But things soon changed the trail narrowed and the down hill began. At first it was slow and ruff some sections all rock and if you have bad brakes you in serious trouble. There where a few splits in the trail and I some times we had to slowdown to keep on the right trail. But what makes this ride all worth it is the switch backs WOW! as you ride you will see a trail turn down the hill. The trail looks as if it was groomed clear of stumps and debris you can really let it all hang out here. In the first section you come upon a bridge. It can be crossed at full tilt. As the trail winds down you will cross a culvert in a small down hill shot this means wake up cause you are coming up on a set of steps , 10 or more and none of us attempted to ride down them. after the steps MUD and more MUD and a small river. That about covers it we came out in to a parking lot and headed back to the main road DRAG RACE style fast and fun. RIDE THIS TRAIL ASAP!

Recommended Route:
White Oak



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Review Date
March 7, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mat , from Lost Creek

Summary:
For my first x-country experience, this trail was pretty damn fun. the downhill was awsome.

Recommended Route:
white oak



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Review Date
April 28, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tom "TomCat" Shull , from Clarksburg, WV

Summary:
The trail has some great technical parts the make the ride great.

Recommended Route:
Fallow the trail up out of the parking area and then go up again. When ontop the trail is nice then along comes a great downhill.



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