For the past couple of years, the Timberline Bike Park has been working hard to make its downhill mountain bike trail system suitable for all levels. The Timberline Bike Park offers an assortment of challenging downhill, scenic cross-country, and a new pump track. Most of the trails are hand built, on natural terrain with great features. Timberline is not a machine groomed park. Enjoy the ride.
For the 2015 season, Timberline Bike Park offers uncrowded, lift-accessed gravity riding with 21 handbuilt singletrack trails. Hits, gaps, berms, drops and bridges highlight the downhill Park. Timberline also offers over ten miles of wooded and gentle cross country terrain. Come enjoy the scenic beauty of Timberline located in Canaan Valley, WV. Stay trailside at the affordable bunkhouse ($20/night) or upgrade to the on sight hotel.
Other Timberline activities include zip-lining, horseback riding and scenic chairlift.
2015 TIMBERLINE BIKE PARK EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
3rd annual Gnar-B-Q Party | Last Weekend in October All inclusive weekend includes two days riding, party, food, lodging and season pass raffle.
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The Timberline Bike Park offers an assortment of challenging downhill, scenic cross-country, and a new pump track. Most of the trails are hand built, on natural terrain with great features. Timberline is not a machine groomed park.
DAVIS, WV – The Gravity East Series makes its West Virginia debut at Timberline Bike Park Labor Day weekend, September 5 and 6, 2015. Timberline, a completely new venue to the Gravity East Series, will provide racers with more than 1,000 feet of vertical and adds a fourth state to the downhill championship series.
DAVIS, WV – Timberline Bike Park joins the MTBparks Pass program for 2015 with one FREE day of riding. In its second year, the MTBparks Pass gives riders free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 30 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
TRAIL RATINGS for TIMBERLINE on June 2015
NUMBER/TYPE OF DIFFERENT TRAILS: mostly single track downhill
OBSTACLES / FEATURES: Several good ladder drops, a couple doubles, several rock drops; especially on the backside of the mountain. Some of the drops are 8 ish or more feet. There are some other fun things over on the right side of the mountain that we just didn’t get to hit because of the rainstorm that preceded our visit.
AVERAGE TRAIL DIFFICULTY: moderate to difficult
SLOPE ANGLES: steep to moderate
TRAILWIDTH / SURFACE: single track. On average about 14 inches wide. Surface was pretty rocky as seems to be the style of park. However, I don’t think it is fair to judge because the operator said that they hadn’t had a rain-free week all year and it was a friggin typhoon for several days right before we got there so there were a couple spots that were wet. On the backside of the mountain, there are a lot of big boulders. The trail named “Chronicles of Gnarnia” is one of the most beautiful lines on the East coast. Plus it gets technical at the descent and includes a couple deece drops.
LIFT # / STYLE: 1 very sloooooooooooow triple chair. I swear there was a munchkin turning a crank to power this damn thing.
MAINTENANCE CREW: Can’t judge on this one. It was just way too rainy that month to tell what they had done or even could do.
RENTALS: They don’t have downhill rental bikes when I went. They rent cross country bikes only.
SHOP: Bare bones only, but what they have they let go for super cheap. I stocked up on 2$ dollar tubes like it was the tube-pocalypse.
RESORT: No hotel that I noticed, but we stayed in the bunkhouse, which was fun as hell for only 20 friggin dollars. This would have been the coolest ever if we brought more dudes. It’s pretty much your standard summer camp “lodge” (super rudimentary) with basic bathrooms and 2x4 bunkbeds that include bedding. We sat on the couch, ate doritos, drank beer and watched movies on our phone. It’s also big on cabins, chalets and condos so that might be even more fun. A lot of them are slope-side too.
RESORT ACTIVITIES: Super country bumkin-y. There was a super happy and fun bar scene at the bottom of the slopes and everyone was way nice. There are also a ton of fishing lakes nearby.
NEAR-BY: I just checked and saw a bike store less than ¼ mile away on the map in the resort area. Other than that, the resort is in an out of the way area in the middle of nowhere.
SHOWERS CLOSE-BY?: In the bunkhouse, yes.
INTERNET RECEPTION? yes.