The White Oak Rail Trail has a total corridor length of 7.98 miles and consists of 3 main parts:
(1) The western section of the trail begins at Route 61 approximately 1.01 miles outside of the city of Oak Hill at the entrance to Collinwood Acres and runs parallel to Route 61 into Oak Hill to the intersection of Jones Avenue in front of Collins Middle School. At this point one can either take the trail to the south toward Carlisle by cutting off on the spur that goes behind Collins Middle School, or continue straight ahead along Virginia Street toward Summerlee and Lochgelly.
(2) The southern or Carlisle section is approximately 2.29 miles in length and runs south behind Collins Middle School. From the back of Collins Middle it runs parallel to two residential streets; Sunnyside Drive and Ford Addition Road in Oak Hill and then heads into a moderately sloped grade of wooded area that continues south toward the community of Whipple. At Whipple the trail turns west, terminating near the old New River Company Store in Carlisle.
(3) The third, or northern section of the rail trail is 4.68 miles in length. It starts at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Virginia Street and runs northwest along Virginia Street past the historic White Oak Railroad Train Depot. It continues along Virginia Street and passes in front of the Oak Hill Fire Department and then crosses Virginia Street before the Pizza Hut and heads north toward Summerlee. The trail continues northeast in an almost straight line along Arbuckle Creek to within approximately 700 feet of Rt. 38. From here it runs north along the west side of Summerlee and terminates at Lochgelly.
Parking and Trail Access
Short but great
Paved trail with benches, etc. Nice Sunday afternoon ride.
I started at the Holiday Lodge near the Pizza Hut, continued along the trail until the "end" of this first section. Probably about 7 miles out and back. The trail is exceptionally smooth, wide and clean. The fragrant honeysuckle was the first thing to ...
White oak Rail trail
Enjoyed a lovely walk on the northwest section of the trail, take your binoculars to view many seasonal migrating birds. Nice and shady with varied natural habitat. Nicely done Oak Hill!