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Maps & Trail Guides

Charles Fork Lake Trail Map
Describes and provides a rating system for 20+ miles of trails on the 2000-acre surrounds of Charles Fork Lake.
Free from Roane County Chamber of Commerce, Spencer WV. Call 800-CALL-WVA.

Greenbrier River Trail Guide
Map of 76-mile unpaved rail trail, with information about access points and places to stay overnight.
Greenbrier River Trail Association, Inc., Slatyfork, 1989. 22 pages, $2.00. Available from Elk River Touring Center. Call 304-572-3771.

Monongahela National Forest Mountain Bike Map
A complete guide to mountain biking opportunities in the entire National Forest, produced by the expert cartographers at Adventure Cycling.
Also available is Monongahela National Forest Trail Maps, and Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide, 5th Edition, with trail descriptions, photos and maps. 348 pages, $9.95, paper. All are available from Monongahela National Forest, Elkins WV. Call 304-636-1800.

Mountwood Park Trail Guide
Map and guide with rating system for 2,600-acre Mountwood Park near Parkersburg. Park features a 50-acre lake and campground.
Free from Mountwood Park, Waverly WV. Call 800-CALL-WVA.

New River Gorge National Scenic River Trail Maps
Available from National Park Service, Glen Jean WV. Call 304-465-0508.

Slatyfork Mountain Bike Trail Guide
State-of-the-art map and trail guide for nine classic rides in the Monongahela National Forest with difficulty rating, elevation diagrams, photos, and more.
Printed on 24" x 37" waterproof and tearproof paper that folds to pocket size. $11.00. Available from Elk River Touring Center, Slatyfork WV. Call 304-572-3771.

State Park and Forest Trail Maps
Most state parks and forests have trail maps available at their offices which can be reached by calling 800-CALL-WVA. Not all of these maps are up-to-date, however, and most were prepared with day hikers in mind, not cyclists. For good riding routes and current trail conditions, check with park headquarters.

State, County and Urban Road Maps
Official county maps are as accurate as US Geological Survey topos, minus the contour lines; mileage of all numbered road segments are given to the nearest .1 mile, but road and street names are omitted.
WV Dept. of Highways Planning Division, Map Section, Charleston WV. Call 304-558-2868.

The Track Record: Commercial Atlas and Trail Guide for the North Bend Rail Trail
Trail map with annual report on trail conditions, attractions and mileage along 72-mile course.
Free from North Bend Rails to Trails Foundation Inc., Cairo WV. Call 800-899-NBRT.

US Geological Survey Maps
Area topos are available at some local bike and outdoor shops, or through bookstores and USGS Map Sales, Box 25286, Denver CO 80225.

West Virginia Trails Map
Developed by the WV Division of Tourism, this map shows all public lands available for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing in the eight tourism network regions of West Virginia. It makes a quick reference to state park and forest locations, facilities, miles of trails, and local contact.
Free from West Virginia Division of Tourism, along with brochure guide to cycling in West Virginia at 800-CALL-WVA.

West Virginia Transportation System, Map-WV30
Shows statewide rail trails, railroads, major highways, airports, and navigable waterways as of July 1995. Some 13 rail trails are indicated. While useful in locating these trails, more than 165 more miles of rail trails have been added to West Virginia's rail trail system since 1995.
Price and order information available from West Virginia Department of Highways Planning Division, Map Section, Charleston WV. Call 304-558-2868.

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