Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia Guide Book

by Barbara A. Noe (The Globe Pequot Press)
Rails To Trails Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia  by Barbara A. Noe

213pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 076270604X

This is your comprehensive guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing the regions's rail-trail system. This book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of 32 of the area's most popular rural and urban rail trails, plus complete listings of the region's other rail-trails, including those in Washington, D.C.

© 2000 Barbara A Noe/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.
... Preview: Edged with tulip poplars, pocket wetlands, and conventions of wildflowers, this easy trail gently winds through mostly wooded surroundings—a world away from the area’s impossible congestion. Surface: ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Annapolis, MD - Horseback Riding,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 13.3
... Preview: Climbing up Canaan Mountain to its broad, spruce-sprinkled summit, this rugged rail-trail explores a less traveled route, virtually assuring glimpses of wildlife: white-tailed deer, grouse, wild turke ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Davis, WV - Cross-Country Skiing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Curtained by green rhododendrons and mountain laurel, this short trail travels most of its length beside a chattering, stone-speckled stream. The first half mile is nearly flat, then begins a grad ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Davis, WV - Cross-Country Skiing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The Cape Henry Trail winds through First Landing/Seashore State Park to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront resort area, exploring a magical coastal environment of cypress swamps, bird-filled swales, exotic l ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Virginia Beach, VA - Birding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Named for the crescent-shaped path it takes through the District and Montgomery County, this tree-lined trail transports commuters and outdoor enthusiasts through quiet, wooded neighborhoods and parkl ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Silver Spring, MD - Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal was built between 1828 and 1850 with the intention of linking Chesapeake Bay ports with the Ohio Valley. Rendered obsolete by the railroad even before it was completed, the ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Cumberland, MD - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 184.5
... Preview: This genteel trail along the Maury River features spectacular limestone cliffs, riots of wildflowers, wineberries growing in profusion, and reminders of both its canaling and railroading past. Surfac ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Lexington, VA - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: From the timber town of Richwood, this recently opened trail (1997) runs along three different rivers, the Cherry, the Gauley (one of the country’s most famous white-water rivers), and the Cranberry. ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Richwood, WV - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 16.5
... Preview: One of Tea Creek’s fabulous, well-maintained trails, this wide, rocky, spruce-lined rail-trail explores the remote beauty of Gauley Mountain—an especially popular mountain-biking destination. Fabulo ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Slatyfork, WV - Cross-Country Skiing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Tucked away in one of the quietest and most pristine corners of the New River Gorge, this remote trail follows a crystal-clear, trout-filled stream past silvery waterfalls, rhododendron thickets, and ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Beckley, WV - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Rail-Trails,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: Showing the quieter side of Great Falls, a portion of this winding, woodsy trail travels along an old trolley bed. Farther in the forest await teetering mining shacks dating back to the 1800s, when th ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Georgetown, MD - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Rail-Trails,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Traveling along the mighty Ohio River through the heart of Wheeling, this urban rail-trail reflects both the industrial and natural faces of the historic waterway. Part of a still-growing rail-trail s ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Wheeling, WV - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The queen of West Virginia’s rail-trails, and one of the longest and most scenic in the country, the Greenbrier River Trail parallels the rapid-filled Greenbrier River in a landscape punctuated by tal ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Cass, WV - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 77
... Preview: Vaunting high rock bluffs, cascading waters, and hardwood forest, this rail-trail follows the Guest River through a magnificent sandstone gorge. Located in Jefferson National Forest, the area is isola ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Coeburn, VA - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: Not the most alluring destination, this rail-trail follows the murky green West Fork River past farmland, woods, and tiny communities. Surface: Cinder. From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Clarksburg, WV - Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Beginning at the restored Savage Mill, this short, easy trail showcases an exceptionally pretty section of the Little Patuxent River, its boulder-strewn banks speckled with anglers. Although bikers ma ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Savage, MD - Fishing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: This absolutely gorgeous trail winds through plush pastures, quiet neighborhoods, and pocket woods in a region famous for its coal history. Spring is especially beautiful, with the blooming dogwood ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Blacksburg, VA - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 5.75
... Preview: This wide dirt trail travels around a forested lake in the heart of suburbia—a not-so-secret escape for evening and weekend jaunts. Surface: Dirt and gravel. From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Springfield, VA - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 3.75
... Preview: Gradually descending from the rim to the bottom of Blackwater Canyon, with spectacular views unfolding at every turn, this old railroad grade explores an extremely remote, rugged, breathtaking mountai ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Thomas, WV - Birding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: A favorite among birding diehards and wildflower enthusiasts, this trail follows the west bank of the Susquehanna River from the historic community of Rock Run to Conowingo Dam; along the way watch fo ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Baltimore, MD - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4