Mountain Biking Resources:
Garrett County and the surrounding communities have a strong mountain bike presence with a variety of trail systems varying in difficulty.
Mountain Biking Site Information:
Located within 15 minutes from Garrett College, Fork Run has some of the best single-track trails in Garrett County with approximately 9.5 miles of trail including the new mile of trail built in 2015. These trails have been built for hiking & mountain biking http://www.garretttrails.org/fork-run-recreation-area-trails.html
Deep Creek Lake State Park
Located within 10 minutes from Garrett College, Deep Creek Lake State Park offers a wide range of hiking and biking trails ranging from easy to difficult. Signer interpretive walks are available from the Discovery Center and on the Brant Mine Trail. Longer, rocky loop trails ascend to the top of Meadow Mountain providing a view of Deep Creek Lake. An historic fire tower is also at the ridge, check at the Discovery Center for tower tour dates and times. Visit http://www.garretttrails.org/deep-creek-lake-state-park-trails.html for more information.
Cooper’s Rock State Forest
Known as a world class bouldering venue, Coopers Rock is a popular top rope and bouldering site with a variety of hiking and biking trails. For more information, check it out at http://www.coopersrockstateforest.com
Big Bear, WV
Located within an hour from Garrett College, Big Bear Lake is quickly becoming known as the hot spot for classic east coast single track. Years of trail development, by experienced mountain bikers have created a trail system that will have you grinning ear to ear. The terrain has everything to offer; gradual climbs, large embedded rocks, tight slaloms, challenging rock gardens, and off the saddle downhills. Miles of trail wind through knee deep ferns and flora, soft needle pine plantations and groves of mountain laurel. Riders of all ages and abilities will find trails to fit their individual riding skills and need for adrenaline. Big Bear is the place to bring the entire family to experience mountain biking at its best.Check it out at http://www.bigbearwv.com/trails.cfm
Mountain Biking Organizations & Resources:
- International Mountain Bicycling Association https://www.imba.com/
- Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association http://www.pmbia.org/
- Garrett Trails http://www.garretttrails.org/