Wellsburg Yankee Trail

West Virginia

Wellsburg Yankee Trail Facts

States: West Virginia
Counties: Brooke
Length: 2.2 miles
Trail end points: Brooke Pioneer Trail at Charles St. and 2nd St. and Charles St. north of 28th St.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6211371
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Wellsburg Yankee Trail Description

The Wellsburg Yankee Trail is a short, paved rail-trail that spans the entire length of Wellsburg, a small city on the Ohio River in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. The community trail runs through the heart of the small city, sharing Yankee Street and other low-traffic roads with motor vehicles where the original rail corridor was unavailable for trail development.

At its southern end, the Wellsburg Yankee Trail melds seamlessly into the nearly 7-mile Brooke Pioneer Trail. That trail eventually links with the Wheeling Heritage Trails, forming an uninterrupted off-road route into Wheeling and other parts of Ohio County.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Wellsburg Yankee Trail can be found at a small lot at the intersection of Yankee Street and 3rd Street or along city streets in downtown Wellsburg.

Wellsburg Yankee Trail Reviews

If you want to bike, you will find this trail to be too short, nonetheless, it would be a great running trail. luckily it connects to other trails and Imwas able to go about 15 miles.

We traveled to the region to ride the Wellsburg Yankee, Brooke Pioneer and Wheeling Heritage Trails.

Starting at the northern most section, the Wellsburg Yankee Trail seems to serve the purpose of the getting local residents to the Brooke Pioneer trail.

The trail runs through the town, and for the most part was fairly well marked, but overall had nothing that was memorable.

If we came back to the region again, I think we would most likely skip this section and just start at the Brooke Pioneer Trail.

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