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    Two 'Best" Trails in WV (for my style of riding)?

    Looking for recommendations.
    I am coming next week into WV for a couple days and will have the opportunity for a couple 2-3 hour rides. I will be centered near Snowshoe (convenience), but am willing to adjust my schedule and drive a couple hours away to find an awesome trail.
    Looking for something more on the technical side with max. of around 1000 feet of climbing and max 2-3 hours duration for each day. I am used to (and like) riding rocks, roots, tech up and tech down, etc. and always in for a few flowy sections. I would like to sample the 'best of' in this style of riding if possible. Done a bit of research, and have a couple of ideas, but would like to get local opinions as well.

    On another note - where to rent a bike - preferably full suspension for the preferred tech trails.

    Thanks All

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    Contact Elk River Touring Center to see if they rent. Snowshoe rents bikes too, but not sure if you can take them off resort property.
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    Davis has all the tech you could ever want. Not sure about rentals though. I think Blackwater Bikes rents, not sure about FS though.

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    If you are staying near Snowshoe I would hit the Gauley Mountain trail network that runs between Scenic Highway 150 and Elk River Touring at Slatyfork. ERT sells maps too I believe, not sure about rentals there. I believe they do offer some shuttle service, but you would just need to contact them.

    At the end of SH 150 where it connects to highway 39/55 is a Forest Service ranger station. Kennison mountain trail is close to there and is my favorite WV trail.

    These are all difficult wet, rocky, rooty trails. I do not believe there exists any flow in that part of West Virginia.

    Davis is great too, but should be a seperate trip as it is quite a ways north.

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