White Oak Rail Trail (WV)

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Description Suggest an Edit

The White Oak Rail Trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the central West Virginia city of Oak Hill, connecting the communities of Summerlee and Carlisle at either end. Most of the trail is paved with only 2 miles of trail surfaced with packed gravel.

A highlight of the route is the White Oak Railroad Depot, which first opened in 1903 and is centrally located at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Central Avenue in Oak Hill.

Parking and Trail Access

At the center of the White Oak Rail Trail, parking is available within Oak Hill City Park (off Park Drive).

Reviews

Historical rail trail

   September, 2014 by charlesdove

Nicely paved and maintained. Unique in that it has three endpoints reflecting the junction and mine locations once active here; Summerlee and Lochgelly to the north and Carlisle to the south. Use caution when crossing the road south of the depot (Jones ...read more

Don't go out of your way...

   August, 2014 by reitzy

I'm sure this is a nice diversion and transportation alternative for folks who live in the area but it isn't all that scenic nor is it all that interesting. I went from north to south and it goes through a quasi-rural/outskirts of town section before ...read more

Short but great

   August, 2012 by jim grate

Paved trail with benches, etc. Nice Sunday afternoon ride. read more