Featuring some of the most rough and rugged mountain biking in the East Coast, see for yourself what makes Pocahontas County, WV a mountain biking mecca!
With nearly 350 thousand acres of state or federal land, Pocahontas County boasts hundreds of miles of legendary trails. Whether you're a regular seeking to go full throttle, or just getting used to the sport - Nature's Mountain Playground has a trail for everyone. Try the beginner trails that circle the world's largest steerable radio telescope at Green Bank Observatory, or cruise the Greenbrier River Trail State Park. If you're seeking to get the adrenaline pumping, head to Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park, or the Snowshoe Mountain Gravity Park for some real challenges.
And, don't miss out on the ultimate epic trail - "Gauley Mountain Trail," an IMBA designated Epic Trail" in the heart of the Monongahela National Forest. For more information, click here.
Home to the National Radio Quiet Zone and the Monongahela National Forest, mountain biking in Pocahontas County features rugged, off-the-beaten path terrain. But don't worry, from mountain biking friendly lodging, to mouthwatering food and drink options and helpful outfitters, we have everything you need to feel right at home here in the mountains of West Virginia.
Bike Shops & Services:
Bike Friendly Lodging:
These establishments exclusively provide guests with a bike wash, secure bike storage and bike information services:
For all other lodging establishments, click here.
Or call the Pocahontas County CVB at 800-336-7009.
For information on camping during your mountain biking trip, please call the Pocahontas County CVB at 800-336-7009, or visit NaturesMountainPlayground.com/Camping
Restaurants & Grocers:
IGA - Marlinton (Grocery)
Little Levels Depot - Hillsboro (Organic Produce & Meats, Coffee)
Farmer's Markets - Locations at Snowshoe, Marlinton, Green Bank (Click here to view event calendar for dates)
Dollar Store - Locations in both Marlinton & Green Bank
Rite Aid - Marlinton
Wildcat Provisions - Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Station 2 - Durbin
Last Run Restaurant - Cass
Starlight Café - Green Bank Observatory
Route 66 Sub & Sandwich Shop - Slatyfork/Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Subway - Locations in Marlinton & Slatyfork/Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Dairy Queen - Marlinton
Godfather's Pizza - Marlinton
Dorie's - Marlinton
Greenbrier Grille - Marlinton
Locust Hill Inn & Restaurant - Marlinton
Alfredo's - Marlinton
Rayetta's Lunchbox - Marlinton
Jack Horner's Corner - Seebert
Pretty Penny Café - Hillsboro
Dirtbean Café & Bike Shop - Marlinton
Elk River Inn & Restaurant - Slatyfork/Snowshoe Mountain Resort
The Fiddlehead Restaurant - Slatyfork/Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain Resort Dining:
Coffee & Cafés:
Starbucks - Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Dirtbean Café - Marlinton