West Virginia Adventures - About Us
Owner Rob Dobson describes his company, West Virginia Adventures offering rafting trips on the New River and Gauley River in West Virginia. WVA is one of the smallest rafting outfitters on the New and Gauley Rivers, and he believe that this makes possible a heightened user experience.
North Fork Mountain Trail - Epic West Virginia MTB Ride
North Fork Mountain Trail near Petersburg/Seneca, WV with my brother and a super cool local guy who shuttled and rode with us.
I apologize for most of the video being shaky and pointed at the ground, but this trail is relentlessly rocky, steep, technical and unbelievably gnarly (there are 3 sustained climbs that I would say are physically impossible to ride, I had to shoulder my bike at one point and scramble up a 50 +/- yard section). It's also one of the most beautiful, diverse and epic rides I've ever been on. Look for the vistas at the end of the first 2 songs, they are a good representation of the kind of views you will see all along this trail. If you haven't ridden the North Fork Mountain Trail yet, you should definitely add it to your list!
For the number crunchers out there (aka Strava users)...
The trail is technically 23.8 miles long. We rode an average 5.8 mph pace for approximately 4 1/2 hours with a total time on trail of 6 hours (not including the shuttle). We gained roughly 3,000 feet in elevation and descended even more than that (some sources claim 5,000 - 6,000 ft of drop from start to finish).
You will definitely want to leave a travel itinerary with someone at home, and make sure you give them good local emergency contact numbers. (side note: my wife actually called 911 around 6pm because I told her we would be off the trail around 4pm!) We started the trail at 10am and finished around 4pm, but there is ZERO cell reception anywhere on or around the mountain, so I wasn't able to call home for a few hours after we finished.
You will also want to pack PLENTY of water and food. I carried 100oz. in my hydration pack and 2 bottles on my bike. If you drink conservatively, this should suffice, depending on the weather and other variables. 3 Clif Bars, 1 Quest protein bar, 2 gels and 1/3 of my buddy's Subway sandwich was just enough food to make it through, but I definitely wouldn't pack any less (I'm 36 years old, 6' tall and 165 lb with an average athletic build for reference).
My brother was able to get a few text messages out from various points along the ridge with Verizon, but I had zero reception all day. I would highly recommend investing in a Spot Gen3 or similar GPS tracking device (or a SAT phone if you can afford it) as a contingency plan.
Be sure to pack plenty of tubes, tools, spare parts and first aid supplies (my pack weighed A TON!). Once you start this trail, you are COMMITTED! With the exception of a mid-point service road bailout (look for the guy in camo next to his RV in the video) and 2 intersecting trails near the end of the NFMT (Redman Run and Landis), you are truly in the wilderness for the duration of the ride. Do your homework, study the maps, have a good exit strategy.
You can find detailed trail descriptions with a quick Google search. The MTB Project description is really good. You can also pick up a copy of the Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide on Amazon which offers a thorough description and a black and white topo of the entire trail.
Vassago steel frame/rigid carbon fork
Gloss black full suspension-
Yeti SB5 Enduro Carbon/Fox 34 (150/160mm)
Giant hardtail/RockShox Sektor (140mm)
***I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE and do not claim to know everything about this trail. Please do not consider this video or its description an exhaustive resource for safely or successfully navigating the North Fork Mountain Trail. I am simply sharing information that I would have found helpful before we embarked on this adventure.***
Riding at arrowhead bike farm Fayetteville wv
Me and my family took at trip to the bike farm, and my dad shot a few clips
Biking Fayetteville, WV
Riding the Zip Line in WV
Zip lining at Adventures on the Gorge, Lansing West Virginia. Canopy Tour and the Gravity Zip Line concluding with the Adrena-Line, the longest and fastest single zip line in the eastern U.S.
Fayetteville, WV now called 'Waterstonia'
News Report - For the milestone 20th anniversary of Water Stone Outdoors, Fayetteville will officially be renamed Waterstonia, with a new town mascot to match.
Bikepacking West Virginia - North Bend Rail Trail
Bikepacking the North bend rail trail in West Virginia.
3 days 2 nights out in the back country of West Virginia Exploring by bike.
Gear I used on this trip
Bike - Raleigh Willard 3 gravel bike
Bags - epidura and Oveja Negra
Shelter - Tarptent Protrail
Sleep pad - XTherm
Pillow - Nemo Fillo pillow
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Horseback Riding in the New River Gorge
Discover the Best of West Virginia with River Expeditions
Discover thrilling adventures like whitewater rafting, stanup paddleboarding, scenic float trips, zipline tours, horseback riding, rock-climbing and more in the National Parks of southwest West Virginia. Find the fun and cameraderie of staying at River Expedition's basecamp before and after your adventure.
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Hiking Long Point, Fayetteville WV 2/20/17
Hiking at long point! I do not own the music! Feb/20/2017
Horseback Riding New River Gorge WV Oct 22
horseback riding down a particularly treacherous section over the New River Gorge in West Virginia, October 22 2016
Mountain Biking in West Virginia | ACE Adventure Resort
ACE Adventure Resort is quickly becoming known for its world-class mountain biking trails, located on over 1,400 acres on the rim of the New River Gorge, West Virginia.
We've got singletrack, downhill, and even some easy rides. With plenty of different trips and trails to choose from, you'll definitely find a perfect fit for you.
You could choose to spend a half day riding along the Thurmond-Minden trail. You'll get to visit the historic town of Thurmond and ride along a Rails to Trails path back to ACE.
Maybe you'd rather follow the Gauley River. This ride is almost all downhill. You'll start at the Meadow River and pedal to Wood's Ferry to watch some rafters paddle down some of the most exciting white water in the country.
If mountain biking is your thing, check out our full day Tour de Gorge. Yes, it's as sweet as it sounds. This is a challenging ride through 15 miles in the New River Gorge. You'll ride lots of singletrack, have a delicious lunch and finish your day at ACE's put-in on the bank of the New River.
If all that's too much to handle, just remember this.
Bikes + West Virginia Mountains = Awesome
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ADVENTURE VLOG: West Virginia
I took a trip to Fayetteville, West Virginia and it was beautiful.
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Background Music: John Denver, Take Me Home, Country Roads
West Virginia Motorcycle Ride
Riding on highway 20, passing under Hanging Rock, and some footage of highway 50 on the way home.
The Best of Traveling Through West Virginia, Monongahela National Forest and Fayetteville
Video of what we liked best from our travels through West Virginia for two weeks. For more detailed information check out our Blog
BADS 2015 Fayetteville WV
The BADS Boys head to The New River Gorge. July 2015. Thanks for watching!
Disclaimer: While the video footage is my own I cannot claim the music in the background.
All Music is as follows:
Krampus by Houndmouth
Get It by Matt and Kim
Surrender by Cheap Trick
Them Shoes by Patrick Sweany
Neighbor by Band of Horses
west virginia pt1
horseback riding in WV
Adventure to Fayetteville WV 2015
Mountain biking and rafting The Gorge. Aug 2015
Music credit M83.. Midnight City
Hinton West Virginia Tour.wmv
A drive through Hinton WV. near the New River. Check out the spectacular architecture.
Fayetteville WV Kaymoor Trail Section Hike
2 day, 1 night back-woods hiking in Fayetteville, West Virginia.