We rode 56 miles. This was our favorite out of the 6 trails (Did not ride Bearwallow nor Buffalo Mountain yet)
Trails: Easy (Green) 31%, Medium (Blue) 29%, Difficult (Black) 16%
We rode from the Gilbert end of the trail, on the Connector trail- 8 mi north to the main trails. The trail systems are leftovers from coal mining, logging and natural gas mining. Yet the land looks untouched! So they have been linked together, and shaped into wonderful Off Road Vehicle Trails! Once again the signage is wonderful, and the maps are everywhere, at campgrounds, in town and at the trail head. Since it was Monday, we hardly saw anyone, the busy days are Thurs, Fri. and Saturday.
See below for Campground Information
LOCATION> NEAREST CITY=Gilbert, WV or Man, WV
AREA > TYPE OF LAND= forest, mountain , OWNER= Private QUALITY > Pro-great system / Con-non / Length of stay 2 days/ Rating-stars5 out of 5
TERRAIN> MILES OF TRAILS, hills / forest / mud / dust / water crossing /elevation –100 TRAIL MAINTENCE-Yes / NEAR BY TRAILS-Ivy Branch and Little Coal to the north- Bearwallow-south
REGULATIONS> Permit required-yes / Camping-RV site and cabins /whip-no / helmets req-yes. / width req.-no
FEE> Entry-per person
KEY SERVICES> Camping / Gasoline / Diesel / First Aid / Water / Dump / Food=Gilbert and Man
We stayed at Billy Goat ATV RV park, right in Gilbert, WV. Bill was very friendly and gave us maps. A stream is just behind the park, then the highway. We were the only ones in his 7 full hook up park. Good thing! The RV park is a town lot, 100ft. x 120 ft. It took the whole area for us to turnaround and get parked. Our camper is 36ft long plus a 20ft. pickup. If someone would of come in to camp, we're not sure we could of gotten out. It would work for small campers. No wifi or cable tv, for $45.
On our way back home we stopped at Twin Hollow Campground, it has 11 large cabins, set to catch the most beautiful mountain top scene, the hollow! Plus they also have 13 RV sites. They are open April -November, for all the seasons. The only issue is the hill to get there. But Wayne, has put in a very nice, top notch, large road, and he keeps it in good shape. Just give him a call if your concerned. The campground is right on the trail.