The Brooke Pioneer Trail follows the east bank of the Ohio River between Wellsburg and the BrookeOhio County line at Short Creek. Here the Brooke Pioneer Trail continues into Ohio County as the Wheeling Heritage Trails
. Both trails are paved and provide a total of 18 miles of scenic hiking or biking along the river between the two cities they connect.
You'll find interpretive signs along the way that describe the railroad historythe Panhandle Railroadof this area. The trail parallels State Route 2 and is sandwiched between the road the river.
In Wellsburg park just south of the bridge off State Route 2 south of town. Limited parking is availble just off the trail in Beech Bottom. In Short Creek, park just south of the bridge off SR 2 at Stone Shannon Road. Use caution when crossing SR 2 to access the trail.
Observation and documentation of railroad heritage is my game, and the northern end of the Brooke Pioneer Trail gives one a double treat! This once Pennsylvania Railroad's 26.5-mile "Wheeling Secondary Track" between Weirton Junction Tower (Weirton) and ...
May 7, 2011, GREAT NEWS!! Started a ride North from Wheeling Heritage Port and discovered that I could ride all the was to Wellsburg.. The Brooke Pioneer Trail is now complete. The trail is completely paved and very flat.
Was there today (Sunday 11/21/2010) and walked a little of the new section that completes this trail. What a good looking smooth flat surface. Seen alot of people enjoying the day here on the trail. Were glad to see this come together and plan to really ...