Ride Snowshoe Highlands

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, Snowshoe Highlands is the place to ride. Boasting over 375 miles of trails, from the gentle grades of rail trails to the exhilarating thrill of steep downhill single track, there are endless options for all enthusiasts.

The First IMBA Designated Ride Center in West Virginia...

And second Silver Level on the east coast! The Snowshoe Highlands Ride Center will take your mountain biking experience to a new level. Offering both Snowshoe Mountain’s gravity park terrain for those seeking adrenaline rush from steep, purpose built trails to unmatched back country single track mountain biking experiences on national forest trails.

To learn more about the Ride Center™ designation visit imba.com.


Get your copy of the official trail guide

Grab your snowshoe highlands Ride center map includes descripton and detailed map for the eight most popular riding area


Nature’s Mountain Playground

In Pocahontas County, WV you’ll notice the stars shine brighter, the air is clearer, you can hear the birds chirp and the water flows clear and pristine. Breathtaking mountain vistas abound and over 375 miles of bikable trails await.
While having regional proximity to Northern Virginia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Pittsburgh and Richmond, getting here is half the adventure.

We’ve compiled a list of local services to help with your trip planning and to provide assistance after you arrive.

Trail Areas

Ride Center Events Calendar

Visitors should check our calendar for events, activities and rides occuring in and around the Snowshoe Highlands Ride Center.
Local groups and organizers are invited to share upcoming mountainbike related events. Use our event submission tool to get your event listed here.

Upcoming Events

Downhill Southeast

June 12, 2021


June 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

September 18, 2021 - September 19, 2021

The Snowshoe Highlands Area Ride Council

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More than just biking!

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Plan Ahead

When visiting our area, we recommend that you plan your trip ahead of time. Be prepared for very limited cell phone coverage. Service is available in the Hillsboro, Marlinton, and Snowshoe areas from select providers. The village at Snowshoe Mountain, the town of Cass, local libraries, visitor centers, restaurants, and lodging offer guest Wi-Fi. You can stay in touch with the outside world, while enjoying “Nature’s Mountain Playground.” For more guest service information or for recommended travel routes, please call the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 336-7009.

Get Involved

We need your help to keep trails safe and beautiful! Volunteer support is essential to fulfill our mission to maintain, enhance, and create spectacular trails that you know and love. We welcome everyone so invite your friends and family to join one of our volunteer trail projects. You provide a willingness to get dirty, and we’ll supply the tools and know-how. To get information about volunteer opportunities and incentives, please contact our local IMBA Chapter, Pocahontas Trails at info@pocahontastrails.com.