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Biking Rail Trails

BikingWest Virginia has more than 375 miles of nearly-level trails that have been converted from abandoned train rail paths and are popular with hikers, bikers and horseback riders.

Greenbrier River Trail, Pocahontas County

Two of the most popular rail trails are operated by West Virginia State Parks. One is the North Bend Rail Trail that goes 72 miles from I-77 near Parkersburg in Wood County to Wolf Summit in Harrison County. The other is the 78-mile Greenbrier River Trail that follows along one of the most remote areas in the state and lies adjacent to the Monongahela National Forest, Seneca State Forest and Watoga State Park in Pocahontas County. Both trails are open year-round.

Prickett’s Fort State Park in Marion County is the starting point for the popular Mon River Trail, beginning with the three-mile MC Trail that connects the park to the Mon River Trail in Fairmont. Firsttime bikers on this trail will appreciate the recent improvements to the parking area and accessibility to the trail that leads them to the Morgantown city limit about 17 miles away. The flat, even grade provides perfect conditions for beginners who want to enjoy the biking experience without having to deal with steep hills or bumps in the road. Along the way, bikers can stop and enjoy businesses, residential neighborhoods and towns while visiting scenic settings they might not have visited otherwise.

For a rail trail listing and map, www.WVTourism.com/RailTrails.

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Five hundred miles of off-road ATV trails wind through eight southern West Virginia counties, attracting 30,000 visitors each year to the Hatfield-McCoy Trails System. Many trails connect to ATV-friendly towns like Man, Matewan, Williamson and Gilbert, where visitors can fuel their vehicles and themselves.

For more information visit WVTourism.com/ATV