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Plantation Trail is a 16.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 16.1 mi Elevation gain 1,502 ft Route type Loop

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This is the Canaan Valley regions most famous single track. From Plantation Trail you can make any number of loops with the trails that cross and branch off.This is a difficult, rocky, technical and beautiful ride with the return on the loop road.

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Brad Medellin
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Mountain bikingOver grownRockyWashed out

I rode my Specialized Fuse Comp 1.5 miles of trail starting from 32...It is in need of lots of maintenance, very overgrown and super washed out... not a enjoyable ride......Found much funner and more enjoyable trails elsewhere to ride..... Plantation trail is supposedly a great trail, I feel I'm a intermediate rider and this trail is more for the next level rider.... maybe the trail gets better, but after walking alot of it cause its un-rideable chose to spend rest of day riding more rideable trails, like moon rocks and beaver creek and promised land singletrack trail........ I would not recommend the plantation trail....... Big Disappointment...... Rode on 10/24/2019

George Prugh
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Mountain bikingRockyWashed out

Because of the excessive rain, the trail has become moderately technical with lots of boulders and bog. Still extremely fun and a great work out. You can use any of the fire trails to loop back to the start.

Jared Bendy
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BackpackingBlowdownMuddy

A group of us just took this to Table Rock on an out and back. The trail was quiet muddy and there was a couple patches of snow left. The trail was well marked. If you plan on doing this I would highly recommend picking up the the Lizard Map from REI. It was much more helpful than the USFS map. The view from Table Rock was well worth the journey though! We stayed at the shelter off of the Railroad Trail and it was very nice with warm and good set ups for hammocks as well as tents.

Rip3d Trails
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Mountain biking

My Experience: I parked my truck in a spot just over the bridge WV32. This trail started with a 3 mile ride on a busy road, from the bridge to the Trailhead. The start to the Real Trail was well marked on the side of WV32. The singletrack quickly disappeared into the unknown. The trail is very easy to navigate, and because it is a fairly flat ride, I soon realized I had to find the ideal gear, and just ride the trail in that gear.Because the whole singletrack section is through dense forest, there are no views or scenic wows BUT, you dont miss them, cos this trail gives you a great remote feeling which I thought was pretty cool. There are a few minor ups & downs on this trail, but nothing serious, as well as a few minor creek crossings. One section of the trail was extremely boggy / muddy and there was just no way to ride through it, or around it. This singletrack section of the trail is about 8 miles, then you end up on the Canaan Loop Road. Now all that was left was about 8.5 miles of road back to the truck and starting point My Verdict: Well first, this is a just under 20 mile loop, BUT 12 miles are on road, and only the 8 miles of singletrack are actually fun. If I was to advise anyone who wants to ride this trail, I would highly recommend they did an In & Out this would mean 16 Miles of excellent singletrack. The trail was very well maintained, and well marked. This trail is not fast, or scenic, but it does offer the rider a remote XC feeling. This trail is rated Difficult in the books, Im not sure why this is, I myself would rate this trail Moderate Other Info: Traffic on Trail : No one at all Wild Life : None, but there were numerous clear and fresh markings of bears on the trail Scenery : Not much at all. Other : VERY muddy section on the singletrack section My Trail Rating : 6 / 10

KEITH M.
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Gary Zirk
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Zack Lantz
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