Meet Adam Stephens: Gorge native and lifelong mountain biker. Here in the Gorge, mountain biking is engrained in the culture. Miles and miles of trails plus welcoming and knowledgeable locals like Adam are part of what make this one of the best places to go mountain biking. Here are Adam’s top picks for how to play like a local mountain biker in the Gorge.

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Timber Ridge Trail

This flowy trail managed by the National Park Service is Adam’s favorite ride in the Gorge.

Arrowhead Bike Farm

Camp out at the farm or swing by after a day of riding for a craft beer and delicious meal. And if you need gear, they’ll help you get outfitted!

Arrowhead Trails

These fun singletrack trails are perfect for beginning riders.

Summit Bechtel Reserve

These challenging trails are perfect for a more experienced rider and are only accessibly if you’re a New River Gorge Trail Alliance Member. To become a member, visit

New River Bikes

This bike shop in downtown Fayetteville has all the gear you need to start you next biking adventure.