Events Lodging Skiing Biking Fishing Contact Us
Slaty Fork
Slaty Fork, WV, USA

Mountain Biking the “Mon”

Welcome to Slaty Fork! Home of the Elk River and one of the East Coast's earliest touring facilities and off road events. This is where the West Virginia Fat Tire Festival was held for many years, creating lifelong memories, friends and spectacular group experiences. The Wild 100, started in 1996 and running for 15 years, was one of the earliest mountain bike endurance races in the US.

Practice makes close to perfect!
Practice makes close to perfect!

We've been offering guided tours for cyclists of all abilities for over 33 years. We can take you riding, tell you where to ride, and offer advice on riding conditions and scenery. We have trail maps for off road and road riding for the region.

We host the Slaty Fork Women's Mountain Bike weekend annually each June with some of the most experienced guides in the country. Learn the techniques that make technical WV trail riding fun! (link to Women's weekend page)

"Start off slow. Keep it fun. Don't spend too much money on your first bike... Go to a couple of clinics like they have in Slatyfork WV - they offer single-track clinics. It's fun to get out and do some kind of clinic or tour with other people." —Sue Haywood, former pro Trek world team member, West Virginian and part time guide at Elk River Mountain Bike Guide Service

If you can't join us for a guided tour, single or half day guide service is available by reservation. If you're a novice, you will learn the basics of mountain biking and enjoy your West Virginia Mountain Biking experience all the more. If you're experienced, our guides will take you to the best local spots and delight you with their knowledge of the area's history and local lore.

Mountain Biking Instruction

Includes 6+ hours of riding & instruction, lunch and transportation. Total cost (+ tax):
1 person: $170
2 people: $265
3 people: $295
4 people: $325

Biking the Greenbrier River Trail

Elk River offers comfort bike rentals for the Greenbrier River Trail for $29/day, as well as shuttle service to all the access points along the Trail. Rates below are for 1 person except where noted. Add $12 for each additional person.

Caldwell to Cass $140 - 1 person
Cass to Marlinton $65 - 1 person
Cloverlick to Marlinton $55 - 1 person
Cloverlick to Watoga/Seebert $85 - 1 person
Marlinton to Watoga/Seebert $50 - 1 person
Marlinton to Renick $85 - 1 person
Marlinton to Caldwell $110 - 1 person
Cass to Renick $125 - 1 person

Biking the Highland Scenic Highway

Elk River offers shuttle service to the Highland Scenic Highway. Rates below are for 1 person except where noted. Add $12 for each additional person.

Scenic Highway $35 for 1-2 people
Sharp's Knob $25 for 1 person, $30 for 2

Airport (round trip per person)

Roanoke, VA $295 for 1 person; $265 for 2-3 people
Charleston, WV $295 for 1 person; $265 for 2-3 people
Lewisburg, WV $145 for 1 person; $150 for 2-3 people

Elk River Inn & Cabins is a partner with the Monongahela National Forest.

Contact us with your questions and for more information.