These trails are the Perfect Way to Explore Almost Heaven

Trails are an incredible way to discover the scenic beauty of Almost Heaven. Around the state, more than 375 miles of different trails are available for hiking, biking and exploring. Along these trails, experience history, rushing rivers, beautiful waterfalls and so much more.

Greenbrier River Trail

The 78-mile-long Greenbrier River Trail follows the scenic Greenbrier River and passes through Calvin Price State Forest, Seneca State Forest and Watoga State Park. Along the way, hikers and bikers are treated to gorgeous views of charming small towns. The Greenbrier River Trail is one of 50 Millennium Legacy Trails in the United States and was also rated one of the top 10 hiking trails in the country by Backpacker Magazine.

Caperton/Mon River/Decker’s Creek Rail-Trail

Explore Mountain Country via the 48-miles of the Mon River/Caperton/Decker’s Creek Rail-Trails. Looking for a more casual walk? The Caperton Trail has an urban feel and passes by city parks, restaurants and shops. The Mon River Trail follows the Monongahela River and takes you towards Fairmont. For more of a challenge, choose the Decker’s Creek Trail, which leads you from Morgantown to the open fields and farmlands of beautiful Preston County.

North Bend Rail Trail

The North Bend Rail Trail takes you through 13 tunnels, over 36 bridges and includes 72 miles of trail. It’s also a section of the coast-to-coast, 5,600-mile American Discovery Trail, which spans the length of the country. Hikers and bikers will enjoy beautiful mountainous scenery, shaded tree canopies, rock cuts and farmland along the way.

Allegheny Highlands Trail

The Allegheny Highlands Trail includes 24.5 miles of trail and provides incredible views of Canaan Valley and Spruce Knob. This trail follows the original route of the West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh Railway, built by Henry Gassaway in Davis in 1884. Along the way pass by charming small towns and take in the beautiful views of the state’s countryside.

Wheeling Heritage Trails

Soak up the rich history of Wheeling along the Wheeling Heritage Trails. The Ohio River Trail and Wheeling Creek Trail connect to make a 16.5-mile trail, with beautiful signs that provide a self-guided tour of Wheeling’s past. The Ohio River Trail provides urban views and follows along the bank of the Ohio River. The Wheeling Creek Trail heads east to Elm Grove and you’ll pass through Hempfield Tunnel, which was built in 1904.

Cranberry/Tri Rivers Rail-Trail

The Cranberry/Tri River Rail-Trail follows along the Cherry and Gauley rivers for 16-miles. The trail leads you to the Monongahela National Forest and along the way a viewing platform is available to view a beautiful waterfall. Once you cross the Cranberry River, you’ll pass through the 640-foot Sarah’s Tunnel, which leads you to the end of the trail.

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This post was last updated on March 17, 2022