The W.Va. Route 9 Bike Path follows the busy thoroughfare from Martinsburg to the Charles Town/Ranson area. The path offers views of mountains and runs through open space with little to no shade. While the southern portion of the trail is fairly flat, the northern half is somewhat hilly. Stops along the way highlight points of interest.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available by the Eastern Regional Jail on Grapevine Road near the trail's northern tip in Martinsburg and at the Currie Road exit in Ranson at the trail's southern end.
Nice thought I suppose.......
The surface of the trail is great, all paved. There is no shade though
and no prospects of getting any, as I have not seen
any new trees planted. Living nearby, I rode it to completion
and back again, but it really doesn't GO anywhere. It starts
Geocaching Power Trail
Two friends and I biked the length of this trail with the goal of finding 50 geocaches along the way. It took from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to complete the ride along with our stopping to search for a geocache about every .2 miles and no lunch break. We did ...
Late Nov 2011 running/biking the Route 9 trail
Had the opportunity to run most and bike all of this trail over the Thanksgiving Day holiday as it was quite nice outside. The first thing to note is that there are no amenities along the trail or at the trailheads. So, no porta johns or water. There ...