|Directions - Just find your way to the Spruce
Knob- Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in the Monongahela National
Forest, drive on fs 112 and look for the seneca creek trailhead.
Forward: In a conversation at Blackwater Bikes in Davis, I asked
the owner about the huckleberry trail and he said "the huckleberry trail
makes the plantation trail look like pavement", and of course since "the
plantation trail is technical beyond category, the hardest trail anywhere"..
THis is what led us to this awesome trail..
Description - From Seneca Creek Trailhead... Pack
up lots of water, food and Vaseline, pedal up the dirt road for 4 miles..
Suffering succotash! One car might pass you.. Take a left toward
spruce knob (major left, well signed), 2 more miles of road and your at the
top and most likely greeted by white haired tourists and mountain top rest
rooms (phhhhht - ahhhh).. Huckleberry trail is off the first parking
turnoff (left) and is well marked.. Trail starts out as mini gravel
landscape trail groomed for tennis shoes and walkers.. Ride on 50 more
feet and you will be in technical rock riding heaven.. Wicked boney,
but boney good not boney bad.. Tight singletrack lined with small and
medium sized rocks.. All rideable.. IF you do dab, starting in
the middle can be a biatch.. This trail was awesome, between rock
sections you were treated with moderate sections of pine needle rooty single
track.. The trail seems to go on forever.. Once you think its
over after heading into some meadow sections, or mellow singletrack, the
rocks come back.. Just keep it in middle one (or granny one if your
name is QM), and ride on.. Finally after you hit a sweet downhill
scattered with a smaller amount of rocks, you pass the lumberjack trail and
soon after Judy Springs.. Take a left onto judy springs and ride with
the bulls on cool singlerack through field.. Moderately technical, but
ends at a sweet rock garden, followed by a couple nice pyramid log
crossing.. At the end you go over a bridge that focker dreams of
building, you are now at the seneca creek trail.. Take a left on this
easy sleazy 1.5 track and follow all the way home.. If your not too
tired there are a couple trails off this you can adventure on.. Ill
get them next time.. A great freakin ride, I will come back for sure!!