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 Fort State Park, a reconstructed fort built originally built on the frontier of what was then known as Virginia in 1774.
Less than a century later, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad came through, and it is upon this old right-of-way that the MC Trail sits. At Prickett's Fort, you can connect with the Mons River Rail-Trail South and continue into Morgantown.
Parking and Trail Access
Park on the north end at Prickett's Fort State Park; on the south end on Morgantown Avenue in Fairmont.