Loop Trail? No
Type: Rail Trail
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
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Location: From I-77 near Parkersburg in Wood County to Wolf Summit in Harrison County
State(s): West Virginia
Counties: Wood, Harrison
Accessible from north/south Interstates 77 and 79, the trail nearly parallels US Route 50 east and west
The North Bend Rail Trail is a multi-use recreational trail operated by West Virginia State Parks. Formerly an abandoned spur of the CSX system, the trail is part of the 5,500 mile coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail. Stretching 72 miles from I-77 near Parkersburg in Wood County to Wolf Summit in Harrison County, this scenic trail passes through 13 tunnels and crosses 36 bridges. Easily accessible from north/south Interstates 77 and 79, the trail nearly parallels US Route 50 east and west.
The trail passes through wild and natural areas, farmland and a variety of small rural communities that grew up along its length. The many points of interest and history include the Old Stone House and the former Stage Coach Inn at Pennsboro, a marble factory, hand-blown glass factories, outlet stores, arts and craft markets, fairs and festivals, sites of trail robberies and legends of tunnel ghosts. The trail also passes numerous state, county and local parks.
Primary Surface: Crushed Rock
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1992
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: North Bend Rail Trail brochure (PDF 3.6 mb)
Website: Trail access points and route description
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
North Bend State Park
202 North Bend Park Road
Cairo , WV 26337
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