Spend The Day Exploring Parks, Bridges, and Waterfalls On A West Virginia Rail Trail

There’s arguably no better use for an abandoned railroad than to convert it to a multi-use rail trail. That’s exactly what has happened to many of the historic but now defunct logging and mining train routes scattered across West Virginia. No tight curves, no steep hills, and running gently along for miles — those are just a few of the benefits these trails have to offer. And among the best of the dozens of rail trails in the state is the West Fork River Trail, which stretches over a dozen miles through some of the most scenic and historic country in the area, from Shinnston to Fairmont in West Virginia.

Have you traversed all or part of the beautiful West Fork River Trail? Learn more about it from the Marion County CVB. And don’t forget to read up on the American Discovery Trail that in its entirety, takes you through 289 miles of West Virginia’s mountains.

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Address: West Fork River Trail, W Fork River Trail, Fairmont, WV, USA