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Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic's newest Silver-Level IMBA Ride Center™- Snowshoe Highlands!

Debuting West Virginia's first IMBA Ride Center™

Welcome to the Snowshoe Highlands Silver IMBA Ride Center™

To read the official press release, click here!

Snowshoe Mountain Resort is hosting the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals September 18-19, 2021! Keep an eye out for more information on this exciting event. 

To purchase a Ride Snowshoe Highlands Mountain Biking & Gravel Cycling map, please visit any of the following locations. Maps are $5 to support local trail maintenance efforts. 

Appalachian Sport
Elk River Inn & Touring Center
Route 66
Jack Horner's Corner (please note, Jack Horner's Corner is currently closed for season) 
Route 66
Mountain Valley Realty 
Snowshoe Properties Management
Dirtbean Cafe & Bike Shop
Pocahontas County Visitor Center locations: Snowshoe, Cass (in the Cass Company Store), Durbin, Green Bank Observatory, Marlinton

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.

Click here to see for yourself what makes mountain biking in Nature's Mountain Playground so magical!

For a complete trail map, and a map of the region - click here

If you'd like to purchase the IMBA Snowshoe Highlands Ride Center mountain bike map, click here

For a trail map detailing all of Green Bank Observatory's mountain biking trails, please click here.

Bike Shops & Services:

Jack Horner's Corner: Bike Rentals & Outfitters - Seebert 

Appalachian Sport: Bike Rentals & Outfitters - Marlinton

Dirtbean Café & Bike Shop: Bike Repair & Rentals - Marlinton

Elk River Touring Center: Bike Rentals - Slatyfork/Snowshoe

Snowshoe Mountain Adventure Center: Bike & Gear Rentals & Repair - Snowshoe Mountain Resort 

Bike Friendly Lodging: 

These establishments exclusively provide guests with a bike wash, secure bike storage and bike information services:

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Corduroy Inn at Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Mountaintop Condos at Snowshoe Mountain Resort

The Inn at Snowshoe

Elk River Inn & Restaurant (cabins also) - Slatyfork/Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Morning Glory Inn - Slatyfork/Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Eaden in the Alleghenies AFC 

Appalachian Sport Lodge 

Jerico Bed & Breakfast & Pre-Civil War Cabins

Knapps Creek Trout Lodge

Locust Hill Inn, Cabin & Pub

Old Clark Inn

Yeager House Bed & Breakfast

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

Shopping Opportunities:

Click here to view local artisan shops, retailers and other shopping opportunities


Restaurants & Grocers:

Organic 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

Organic Dining: 

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:

Click here for all Snowshoe Mountain Resort dining options (please note some are subject to seasonal closing)

Coffee & Cafés: 

Starbucks - Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Dirtbean Café - Marlinton 

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