Pleasant Valley, West Virginia (WV) Trails & Maps

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  • Allegheny Highlands Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 24.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Allegheny Highlands Trail (AHT) follows the original route of the West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway, built by Henry Gassaway Davis in 1884. For 24.5 miles this exceptionally scenic trail provides panoramic views of the West Virginia ...
  • Big Stonecoal Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    In West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest, the Dolly Sods Wilderness features sweeping vistas, spruce and aspen groves, beautiful meadows, beaver dams and rolling creeks. The area is also home to several intersecting trails, offering a ...
  • Blackwater Canyon Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    In 1888, the Blackwater Canyon Trail, located in the Monongahela National Forest, was used to haul coal and lumber through this stunning canyon. Today, remnants of this history still remain just outside of Thomas in the form of coke ovens that ...
  • Browns Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    One mile of the proposed 4-mile Browns Run Trail is currently open near Masontown in German Township, Fayette County. The trail follows the former Monongahela and B&O lines from Lardin House, a local restaurant housed in an 18th-century historic ...
  • Caperton Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Morgantown is known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. But it’s also known for its extensive rail-trail system along the Monongahela River—one of a few American ...
  • Carpendale Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Short new trail connecting Ridgeley, WV with the C&O Canal Towpath at milepost 183 near the east end of Cumberland, Maryland. This new trail will include the Knobbley Tunnel and Bridge over the Potomac River.
  • Cheat Lake Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Cheat Lake Trail is the result of a generous donation of land by Allegheny Energy (now FirstEnergy) near its Lake Lynn Power Station on scenic Cheat Lake. The area was once home to West Penn Beach, a cluster of vacation cottages available ...
  • Clover Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. The Pheasant Mountain area, which features ...
  • Davis Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Located in Blackwater Falls State Park in the Monongahela National Forest, the Davis Trail is an easy rail-trail that ambles up Canaan Mountain as it heads south towards Canaan Valley Resort State Park. For its entire route, the trail parallels ...
  • Deckers Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Morgantown is known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. But it’s also known for its extensive rail-trail system along the Monongahela River—one of a few American ...
  • Glen Dale to Moundsville Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Glen Dale to Moundsville Rail-Trail runs for 3.4 paved miles between Glen Dale City Park and Moundsville Riverview Park. The trail parallels the Ohio River behind shopping plazas and neighborhoods.
  • Great Allegheny Passage

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD, PA
    Length: 150 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Now the longest rail-trail east of the Mississippi River, the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) spans two states in its course along great rivers and across mountain passes. Running from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland, Maryland, ...
  • Green Mountain Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Monongahela National Forest’s Otter Creek Wilderness has many trails, mostly for hiking through the scenic landscape of rhododendron, timber and mosses. Biking is prohibited on the trails, but horses are allowed in some areas. The scenic ...
  • Greene River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    About 60 miles south of Pittsburgh, the beautiful Greene River Trail parallels the Monongahela River as it winds through the coal mining region of Greene County. Conrail originally used the rail corridor until the Greene County Department of ...
  • Joel McCann Memorial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Joel McCann Memorial Trail is part of what will one day be a 16-mile rail-trail from Barrackville to Mannington following the former Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad. Currently, a 1.5-mile section of the rail-trail is complete along Buffalo ...
  • Kendall Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The little-known Kendall Trail extends 2 miles south from the tiny community of Friendsville, Maryland, to the ruins of the former logging town of Kendall. The trail offers expansive views of the Youghiogheny River, which it parallels for most ...
  • Limerock Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Limerock Trail is pure West Virginia: From Forest Service Road 18, the 4-mile rail-trail passes through rhododendron forests and along rocky cliffs and rushing streams. You begin with the sound of the rapids from Tub Run, and they quietly ...
  • Marion County Trail (MCTrail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Marion County Trail—better known as the MCTrail—runs for nearly 3 miles along Pricketts Creek through rural Marion County. The trail's main highlight is a 1,200-foot lighted tunnel (Meredith Tunnel) under Speedway Avenue and Suncrest Boulevard. The ...
  • Mon River Trail North

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Morgantown is known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. But it’s also known for its extensive rail-trail system along the Monongahela River—one of a few American ...
  • Mon River Trail South

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 17.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Morgantown is known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. But it’s also known for its extensive rail-trail system along the Monongahela River—one of a few American ...
  • Moore Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Monongahela National Forest’s Otter Creek Wilderness has many trails, mostly for hiking through the scenic landscape of rhododendron, timber and mosses. Biking is prohibited on the trails, but horses are allowed in some areas. The trailhead ...
  • North Bend Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 72 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    For a weekend getaway filled with small-town charm, wildlife and beautiful natural scenery, there is no better place than the North Bend Rail Trail. The North Bend Rail Trail is a scenic excursion along part of the 5,500-mile, coast-to-coast ...
  • Otter Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 11.8 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Monongahela National Forest’s Otter Creek Wilderness has many trails, mostly for hiking through the scenic landscape of rhododendron, timber and mosses. Biking is prohibited on the trails, but horses are allowed in some areas. The Otter ...
  • Possession Camp Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Monongahela National Forest’s Otter Creek Wilderness has many trails, mostly for hiking through the scenic landscape of rhododendron, timber and mosses. Biking is prohibited on the trails, but horses are allowed in some areas. The Possession ...
  • Railroad Grade Trail (WV)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Railroad Grade Trail is a rural hiking trail built on a former logging railroad corridor in the Monongahela National Forest near Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan Valley Resort State Park. The path is not to be confused with another ...
  • Sheepskin Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Sheepskin Trail is a lovely rural trail located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The trail currently connects the town of Dunbar with the popular Great Allegheny Passage, just south of Connellsville. The trail is well surfaced with crushed ...
  • Shingletree Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. The Pheasant Mountain area, which features ...
  • Southern Harrison County Bike and Hike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The 8-mile Southern Harrison County Bike and Hike Trail runs between Mt. Clare and Lost Creek , following Route 25 (Mt. Clare Road). Future improvements call for linking this trail to Veteran's Park and continuing through Clarksburg. For more ...
  • Stone Camp Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Stone Camp Run Trail follows an old railroad corridor through a deep hollow on Middle Mountain in the Monongahela National Forest's Laurel Fork North Wilderness. The scenic trail crosses the trickling water of the adjacent Stone Camp Run ...
  • West Fork River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 18.5 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    West Virginia's West Fork River Trail provides a snapshot of some of the most beautiful scenery in this region. The trail's path was once used by the far-reaching Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to deliver coal. Today's plans however, are to transport ...
  • Wheeling Heritage Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 16.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wheeling Heritage Trails are known locally as two trails: the Ohio River Trail and the Wheeling Creek Trail. The route is flat and paved, and beautiful signs along the way provide a self-guided tour of Wheeling's past. The Ohio River ...
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