Trail Snapshot

Trail:

3 miles

Difficulty:

Easy - intermediate

Outdoor Travels Rating:

3 out of 5 bikes

Thumbs Up and Down

Thumbs Up:

  • Easy access
  • Nice flow to the trails
  • Great downhill and challenging technical sections
  • Thumbs Down:

  • Not much for an all-day ride
  • Lessons Learned

  • There are more than enough clear trails in the park that you don’t need to try and ride one that is overgrown.
  • When attempting to ride an overgrown trail, a blood-curdling scream is a sure-fire way to make those who are following to turn around and go the other way.
  • Nuts & Bolts

    Location:

    Morgantown, WV along Mississippi Street near the baseball fields.

    Directions:

    From downtown: Take US 119 to Callen Street. Turn left on Callen, turn right onto Mississippi Street. From I-68: Exit 1 onto US 119. Turn right onto Greenbag Road (CR 857). Turn left onto Mississippi Street. There are trails on both sides of Mississippi Street.

    Activities:

    Hiking, biking.

    Admission:

    Free

    Maps Links and Photos

    Maps and Links:

    Trail Map
    Area Detail Map
    Useful Links

    Trail Photos

    Lots of great photos to give you a good idea of what riding here is like!

    White Park Mountain Biking:

    Christopher crests a ridge
    Dana going down
    Dana going up
    Christopher checks out the reservoir
    Dana flies over the top
    Some roots and rocks
    Christopher cleans it
    Dana cleans it going the other way
    Dana flies around a turn
    Christopher's turn
    Dana over the top and around the tree

    Mountain Biking

    White Park


    Morgantown, West Virginia
    Fast, flowing fun
    Christopher Burk, Outdoor Travels

    White Park can pretty much be summed up in three words, playground for bikers. None of the trails are long and there really isn’t much there by way of technical challenges. What White Park does feature is a system of trails that zigzag and intersect each other creating great flow that allows you to just rip it up.

    The park is located in the southern part of Morgantown between downtown and US 119. Mississippi Street actually runs right through the middle of the park. Trails are on either side of the street. The western section of the park features longer trails and more flow. The main feature of the eastern side of the park is the motocross section. The locals have built several gap jumps and a series of banked turns.

    Dana and I pretty much covered the entire park in about an hour. (Jeff’s Coopers Rock wipeout kept him from riding with us.) We weaved between the trees, jumped a couple hills, blasted through the banked turns, rode trails forwards and backwards (the trails, not our bikes.) We pretty much did it all, except for the gap jumps. I can only speak for myself but having never tried one before I didn’t think the moment was a good time to try. We already had one rider down this weekend, we didn’t need another.

    If you live in Morgantown or are visiting and time is short, White Park is definitely a great place to ride. You can ride everything and be back home in about the time it would take to drive anywhere else.

     
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