Southern Railroad Trail

West Virginia

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Southern Railroad Trail Facts

States: West Virginia
Counties: Ritchie
Length: 0.8 miles
Trail end points: River Run Campground and Hughes River Dam
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 10783994
Trail activities: Walking

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Southern Railroad Trail Description

The Southern Railroad trail occupies part of the former bed of the Harrisville Southern Railroad. The short line railroad was built to link Harrisville to the B&O line at Cornwallis, a total distance of 6 miles. The line operated between 1915 and 1929 but folded due to competition from road transport. Today, 0.8 miles of that is a hiking trail within the North Bend State Park, running between the River Run Campground and Jughandle Day Use Area. 

Parking and Trail Access

The North Bend State Park is located at 202 N Bend Park Road, Cairo, WV. 

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