Bike Trails in West Virginia

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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 ...
  • Barnum Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    Nestled in a northern valley of West Virginia, the Barnum Rail-Trail follows the North Branch Potomac River through the superb scenery of the Upper Potomac region. If you plan to explore this out-and-back trail by bike, a mountain bike is the ...
  • Brooke Pioneer Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Brooke Pioneer Trail follows the east bank of the Ohio River between Wellsburg and the Brooke–Ohio County line at Short Creek. Here the Brooke Pioneer Trail continues into Ohio County as the Wheeling Heritage Trails. Both trails are paved ...
  • Caperton Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The central point of the Caperton Trail is located in Morgantown, known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. Morgantown is also known for its extensive rail-trail ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Harpers Ferry Railroad Bridge

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD, WV
    Length: 0.14 miles
    Surface: Boardwalk

    This rail-with-trail bridge crosses the Potomac River near its confluence with the Shenandoah River, at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. A cantilevered section of the bridge allows pedestrian access between Harpers Ferry and the Chesapeake & Ohio ...
  • Hawks Nest Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Hawks Nest Rail Trail is located primarily within Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted. The trail is nearly 2 miles long and runs on the south side of Mill Creek, beginning near the nature center. The gravel surface is suitable for biking and ...
  • Joel McCann Memorial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 1.1 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-mile section of the rail-trail is complete along Buffalo ...
  • Lewis McManus Memorial Honor Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Lewis McManus Memorial Honor Trail, also known as the Beckley Rail Trail, travels from Mabscott, through the heart of Beckley, north to the Beckley Crossing Shopping Mall. It follows the route of the former Piney River & Paint Creek Railroad, ...
  • Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail (L&R Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail (commonly known as the L&R Trail) will one day connect these two historic towns set amid the Allegheny Mountains of southern West Virginia. The beautiful natural backdrop was one of the reasons Lewisburg was ...
  • Little Kanawha Connector Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Little Kanawha Connector Trail stretches west to east across Parkersburg, a city located at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers in West Virginia. The trail is a combination of separated path and shared roadway. In the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Meadow River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 16.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Meadow River Trail is a planned 16.7-mile pathway that traces its scenic namesake river in Southern West Virginia's Fayette and Greenbrier counties. It will run from Rainelle to Nallen and may one day connect to the Gauley River National ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rend Trail (Thurmond-Minden Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    With breathtaking scenery, numerous bridges and several impressive overlooks, it is no wonder that the wide, well-maintained Rend Trail (formerly known as the Thurmond-Minden Trail) is one of the most popular trails in the New River Gorge National ...
  • WV Route 9 Bike Path

    State: WV
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The WV Route 9 Bike Path follows the busy thoroughfare from Martinsburg to the Charles Town/Ranson area. Note that the path runs through open space with little to no shade. While the southern portion of the trail is fairly flat, the northern ...
  • Wellsburg Yankee Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wellsburg Yankee Trail is a short, paved rail-trail that spans the entire length of Wellsburg, a small city on the Ohio River in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. The community trail runs through the heart of the small city, sharing Yankee ...
  • 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 ...
  • West Fork Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The West Fork Trail is a pleasant 22-mile trail that snakes its way through a remote mountain setting and follows the West Fork River for most of its route. The soothing rumble of the river complements the trail's serene environment. This is ...
  • Wheeling Heritage Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 16.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wheeling Heritage Trails running on the former B&O line are known locally as two trails that connect in downtown Wheeling: the Ohio River Trail and the Wheeling Creek Trail. The route is flat and paved, and beautiful signs along the way ...
  • White Oak Rail Trail (WV)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 7.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The White Oak Rail Trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the central West Virginia city of Oak Hill, connecting the communities of Summerlee and Carlisle at either end. Most of the trail is paved with only 2 miles of trail surfaced with packed ...