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A scenic trail that follows the route of the historic Coal and Coke Railway.


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Map Key

47.0

Miles

75.6

KM

Paved Path

848' 258 m

High

693' 211 m

Low

350' 107 m

Up

478' 146 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

ADA Accessible

Family Friendly Trail is easy to ride without steep grades or large elevation changes. Bathrooms provided. Some bike accessible businesses along the trail provide food and drinks.

Trail is unfinished between Hartland and Queen Shoals. Expected completion date is Summer, 2023.

Need to Know

Following Route 4 on the opposite shore of the Elk will allow you to find all of the access points that are marked with adequate signage. Extensive information about access points and trail conditions can be found at the Elk River Trail Wiki - elk-river-trail.fandom.com/…

Description

This trail is a flat trail paved with fine-packed crushed gravel through most of its distance. As of June 2022, the northernmost section between Frametown and Gassaway was not surfaced, but access is still permitted. That section is best for bikes with suspension.

The rest of it is relatively smooth and follows alongside the Elk River throughout its length.

The trail is not completed and has an unjoined section from Clendenin to Queen Shoals of approximately three miles. Trail passes by the towns of Gassaway, Frametown, Strange Creek, Duck, Ivydale, and Clay.

Shared By:

Christopher Locke with improvements by David Jenkins

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in Gassaway

#68

in West Virginia

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Elk River Rail Trail, between Frametown and Strange Creek.
Jun 14, 2022 near Sutton, WV
Birch River Bridge at Glendon on the Elk River Rail Trail.
Jun 14, 2022 near Sutton, WV
Elk River Rail Trail south of Frametown.
Jun 14, 2022 near Sutton, WV

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