Marion County Trail (MCTrail)

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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 paved trail begins near Prickett's Fort State Park, a reconstructed fort 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 MCTrail sits. At Prickett's Fort, you can connect with the Mon River Trail South to continue into Morgantown.

Parking and Trail Access

Park on the north end of the MCTrail at Prickett's Fort State Park or on the south end on Morgantown Avenue in Fairmont.

Reviews

Great Walking Trail

   June, 2013 by jajalo

Prickett's Fort is a great place for a picnic and a short easy hike. The MCTrail goes up over the hill towards the Fairmont city limits. The path is paved (asphalt) and can be walked in about 50min. The 400m tunnel was built in 1914 and is impressive ...read more