Allegheny Highlands - Hendrick to Elkins and back
Drove out to Hendrick, WV to pick up the trail at the trailhead there, intending to ride into Elkins and back. The trail starts out excellently from Hendrick, then it's the long slog over the mountain. After you crest the top, there are several sections going towards Elkins where the trail could use some care and maintenance. Getting close to Elkins, thinks improve again. It seems as though the climb from Elkins up over the mountain, though shorter, seems to be less traveled. The end of the trail near Elkins was a bit confusing as the rail grade just seems to peter out after the 1 mile marker. Considering the route through West Virginia, there were a lot more on-road sections than I expected as well. Overall, it was a nice ride, and certainly a great adventure from the normal trails I ride in PA.