Fishing Trails in West Virginia

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  • Barnum Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    Nestled in a northern valley of West Virginia, the Barnum Rail-Trail follows the North Branch of the 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Brooklyn to Southside Junction

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    As it weaves past long-abandoned mining towns such as Red Ash and Rush Run, the Brooklyn to Southside Junction Trail tells the unique story of "King Coal" and Appalachia. Once an important transportation corridor used to haul coal from the remote ...
  • Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail-Trail, also called the Cranberry Rail-Trail, is named for the Cranberry, Cherry and Gauley rivers it travels along or across. The trail begins in downtown Richwood, immediately behind the visitors center, which ...
  • 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. And it's also known for its wonderful trails: the Mon River Rail-Trail System. The nexus of this 45-mile ...
  • Elk River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    This trail provides access to Coonskin Park and runs near the adjacent airport. Sections of the trail are very steep. While the majority of the trail is not a rail-trail, there is a short section that runs parallel to an out-of-service rail ...
  • Glade Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    Situated in the heart of West Virginia's pristine New River Gorge National River, the Glade Creek Trail (out-and-back only) has something for everyone. Once a narrow gauge railroad corridor used to haul coal from remote mines within New River ...
  • Greenbrier River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 77 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    West Virginia's beautiful Greenbrier River Trail is one of America's premier rail-trails and popular with bicyclists, hikers, walkers and cross-country skiers. Most of the trail runs along the gorgeous Greenbrier River and passes through picturesque ...
  • Marion County Trail (MCTRAIL)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Marion County Trail (a.k.a. the MC Trail) runs for 2.5 miles along Pricketts Creek through rural Marion County. The trail's main highlight is a 1,200-foot lighted tunnel (Meredith tunnel) through the mountain. The trail begins near Prickett's ...
  • 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 ...
  • Northern Harrison County Bike and Hike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Grass, Gravel

    The 7-mile Harrison County Bike and Hike Trail traverses the West Fork River between North View in Clarksburg and Spelter in Meadowbrook. Pending repairs, the trail is currently closed until further notice. You can, however, use the Southern ...
  • 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 ...
  • West Fork Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The West Fork Trail is a pleasant 21.7-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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Whitmeadow Ridge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Located in the heart of West Virginia, the Whitmeadow Ridge Trail is also in the center of the Monongahela National Forest. Otherwise known as the Whitmeadow Hunters Access Trail (notice the bullet holes in the trail signs), this beautiful trail ...
  • Williams River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    Explore the Williams River and the mountain country of West Virginia on this trail. Be sure to bring a mountain bike, not a road bike if you are planning to ride.