Located in Southern West Virginia, Burning Rock ATV Park has 8,000 acres of open land for anyone to ride motorcycles and ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) at. There are over 100 miles of trails ranging from very easy for the whole family to single track, knuckle biting, steep knobbly terrain for advanced riders. They provide an easy-to-use rating system that grades the trials like a a ski resort: Green is the easiest, Blue is second, Black and Double Blacks are for the experts.
One of the trails that needs tackling by the experts is the Amazon. Its half-a-mile long and could take you up to 3 hours to ride it's that gnarly. If you do try it, though, make sure that you have a winch or a means of being pulled out for when (not "if" but, "when") you get stuck.
The Burning Rock valley was reclaimed from the coal mines where it once had a smokey haze associated with it due to the combustion of left-over coal. The only smokey haze you see today, though, is the morning mist as the sun comes up across the valley. It's truly a beautiful sight and it's also a strong testament to how the state of West Virginia is reclaiming old industrial land for modern uses.
Lisa Gale, the Marketing Director for Burning Rock ATV Park, explains: "The reclamation of the land was designed to turn the valley into an off road recreation park so everyone can enjoy it."
Chris Banks, Superintendent Burning Rock ATV Park, adds: "With all of the late 40's early 50's reclamation of the early strip mine's the terrain has enabled us to create riding trails like no other location; it just naturally grew over allowing us to carve out what you ride on today."
Burning Rock is a good and safe place for children to learn to ride. There are various different obstacles to learn like the table top jumps, the whoop whoops that all kids love, as well as the tight banked corners and the mud pits. Everything to teach them how to ride is at Burning Rock and the parents will have peace of mind because you can see them all the time when they are in the valley.
And if you have non-riders in the family, that's OK too because Burning Rock ATV Park isn't just for motorcycle riding and ATVs. It's been designed as a great vacation destination for the whole family. For example, it has a tandem racing 2,500ft Zip line that stretches right across the valley.
Partnerships have been formed with other West Virginia outdoor activity centers, so if you want to try your hand at things like white water rafting, fishing, or rock climbing, just let the folks at Burning Rock know and they will help you all have a great time.
Burning Rock ATV Park has some great stay-and-ride packages. You can rent a cabin that will sleep five people comfortably — cabins that come with a flat screen TV, cooking facilities, shower, and of course wonderful views. They also provide RV hook ups and campsite lots, if that's what you prefer.
Visitors can play for the day, weekend, or even an entire week. I can guarantee you won't feel like going home, everyone here at AllAboutBikes didn't.
If you want hours and hours of off-roading fun for a very reasonable price, Burning Rock ATV Park is the place to come. Based near Beckley, West Virginia, it's a must for anyone who wants to get dirty while enjoying riding off-road riding with the whole family and soaking up a truly beautiful location.
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