Canaan Valley offers a lot of great riding options, from mild to wild, singletrack mountain bike madness
Davis : 10 miles
This flat, easy ride takes you out to one of the most unique and beautiful spots in all of West Virginia—a sweeping view of the Canaan Valley.
Davis : 22.3 miles
This is the classic forest road ride in the Canaan Valley region. As you circle the top of Canaan Mountain, you get a good overview of what the area has to offer.
Davis: 4 miles
Used for cross-country skiing in winter, the trail system, atop a reclaimed mine, offers plenty of room for exploration.
Hendricks: 13.4 miles
If you are looking for a good, solid hill-climb near Canaan Valley, this is it. You’ll climb 2000 feet in almost seven miles to the top of Mozark Mountain on old forest roads.
Thoma: 21.5 miles
At the top is a fantastic 360 degree view of all the mountains surrounding Canaan Valley.
Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail
Once a thriving train line, hauling wood products and coal, this 21+ mile rail bed running from Parsons to Elkins is perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. You will find parking areas and informational kiosks en-route during your journey. This trail meanders through woods and fields with National Forest trail heads intersecting along the way. A smooth ride!
Blackwater Canyon Rail Trail
Once a thriving rail line, this 10+ mile grade starts in Thomas and proceeds through the majestic Blackwater Canyon, ending in the community of Hendricks. En route, on foot or bike, see a section of coke ovens that have been restored, check the stonework under some of the bridges, and marvel at the grandeur of the Canyon.
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