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    Trail recomendations in the North East?

    I am planning a little road trip in the fall and was wondering if anyone could recomend any quality trails along the way. I live in Vermont, and am planning on heading south to New Jersey, then through West Verginia and then loop back up north. Here is a map to give you a rough idea of my plans. Any info you could share would be greatly apreciated. Thanks
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    Are you heading through Central, NY at all?

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    There are some great trails at Kittatiny State Park in NW New Jersey; WV has LOADS of trails - what part of WV are you planning to hit?
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    On your way through New Jersey you could stop at Round Valley Recreation Area in Lebanon. It's my favorite place in the area to ride. Big climbs and nice singletrack.

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    Go a bit north of NYC instead of through it on your way to NJ. Miss some traffic and hit Blue Mountain in peekskill on your way through.

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    How about 'Allamuchy'
    They have 24H racing in 2weeks.
    http://www.24hoursofallamuchy.com/

    or RingWood park NJ

    or http://www.climbonline.org/
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    You're in VT so I feel a little silly recommending Kingdom Trails but there you go.
    http://www.kingdomtrails.org/
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    Thanks for the quick responses everyone.

    Podolock- New York is along the way so if there is anything in Central you know of that is worth checking out I would.

    Apclassic9-I have heard WV has alot of awsome trails. I was going to go through wichever part promises to have to most for me. I am looking for good to serious downhill trails. Flowy or technical singletrack is also fun. Any info you think would help me is greatly apreciated. Thanks

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    In WV I think Snowshoe has the best DH and trails I know of. i was there for an atv/motorcycle race about 6 weeks ago, and the place was unreal!!!!!!! http://ride.snowshoemtn.com/

    If you are coming through ohio I would suggest checking out West branch state park, and a few other places on this website http://www.camba.us/

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    There are a few good places to ride in my area


    http://www.coopersrockstateforest.com/



    http://www.valleyfallsstatepark.com/


    Also check out this site for info on rides and races in the area http://www.iplayoutside.com/

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    I only know of one and thats the Stewart State Park, lots of XC and single track, not many jumps or tricky bits but fun.
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    Well, as you'll be coming in from the north, when you get on 68 East, stop by Cooper's Rock - they have a lovely little camping area, too. Then, head down to Canaan Valley - Stop in at Blackwater Bikes in Davis WV for the complete run down on the area's trails - it has just about everything! If you want to hit Snowshoe for the downhills, when you leave Canaan, go south to Elkins & hang a left at that 1st stop light to go to Snowshoe. The Slatyfork area has tons of trails, too, and that's in that area. In addition to Snowshoe - which has a free ride park, there are downhill trails at most of the ski resorts - Canaan, Timberline, Winterplace.

    The WV race schedule for Aug/Sept looks like this (WVVUS= WV & VA Ultra Series cross country races 50+ miles) (WVMBA point series races are generally 10k for beginners, 20K for Sport, 30K for pro/expert):

    [16] Sat Aug 18 2007 Wild 100 - WVVUS #2
    iPlayOutside Event ID: 10092 - More Info: [ Details ]
    Event type(s): Bike MTB XC
    Contact: ERTC : 304-572-3771 ertc@ertc.com
    Location: Snowshoe, WV / Slatyfork, WV / Elk River Touring Center
    Website: www185.safesecureweb.com/Reserve/wild100.cfm
    Comments: XXC
    17] Sun Aug 26 2007 ACE New River Bike Fest - WVMBA #12
    iPlayOutside Event ID: 10088 - More Info: [ Details ]
    Event type(s): Bike MTB XC
    Contact: ACE Adventure Center : 888-223-7238 ace@aceraft.com
    Location: Oak Hill, WV / ACE Adventure Center
    Website: www.aceraft.com
    18] Sun Sep 02 2007 Shenandoah Mountain 100 - WVVUS #3
    iPlayOutside Event ID: 10093 - More Info: [ Details ]
    Event type(s): Bike MTB XC
    Contact: Shenandoah Mountain Touring : 540-434-2087 chris@mountaintouring.com
    Location: Harrisonburg, VA
    Website: www.mtntouring.com
    Comments: XXC
    [19] Fri Sep 07 - Sun Sep 09 2007 The Dirt Derby - WVMBA #13 Series Championship Race
    iPlayOutside Event ID: 10089 - More Info: [ Details ]
    Event type(s): Bike MTB XC
    Contact: Michael Boyes : 304-743-9510 administrator@bikebfat.com
    Location: Barboursville, WV / Barboursville City Park
    Website: www.bikebfat.com/derby
    [20] Sat Sep 15 2007 Cheat Mountain 100 - WVVUS #4
    iPlayOutside Event ID: 10094 - More Info: [ Details ]
    Event type(s): Bike MTB XC
    Contact: Greg Moore : 304-704-6789 gmooreguide@yahoo.com
    Location: Elkins, WV / Dailey, WV
    [21] Sat Sep 22 2007 Big Bear Lake MTB Ultra - WVVUS #5
    iPlayOutside Event ID: 10095 - More Info: [ Details ]
    Event type(s): Bike MTB XC
    Contact: Mark Schooley : 304-379-4382 Bentfattire@aol.com
    Location: Bruceton Mills, WV / Big Bear Lake
    Website: www.bigbearwv.com/
    Comments: Only well conditioned cyclists should attempt this event.
    [22] Sat Sep 29 2007 Revenge of the Rattlesnake - WVVUS #6 - Ultra Series Championship
    iPlayOutside Event ID: 10096 - More Info: [ Details ]
    Event type(s): Bike MTB XC
    Contact: Blackwater Bikes : 304-259-5286 info@blackwaterbikes.com
    Location: Davis, WV / Blackwater State Park Area
    Website: www.blackwaterbikes.com
    Comments: XXC Series Championship
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuy5685 View Post
    Thanks for the quick responses everyone.

    Podolock- New York is along the way so if there is anything in Central you know of that is worth checking out I would.

    Apclassic9-I have heard WV has alot of awsome trails. I was going to go through wichever part promises to have to most for me. I am looking for good to serious downhill trails. Flowy or technical singletrack is also fun. Any info you think would help me is greatly apreciated. Thanks
    In that case, check this link out. It is the ride schedule for the local mountain bike club. Not that you need to go with the club but it would give you some good ideas for rocking trails in the area.

    In addition to what they have listed, Green Lakes State Park has some really nice trails too. Here is a link to that site though it doesn't describe the trails it will give you a location.

    The spot I hit most is Great Bear.

    Good luck and if you are at Great Bear on a Sunday morning there is a good chance of riding into me (lets hope not literally.)

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