West Fork Rail Trail

Durbin, West Virginia 26264

Elevation Gain2,661ft
Trailhead Elevation2,735ft
Elevation Min/Max2731/3154ft
Elevation Start/End2735/2735ft

West Fork Rail Trail

West Fork Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Durbin, West Virginia. It is 21.7 miles long and begins at 2,735 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 43.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,661 feet. Near the trailhead there is a cemetery. The Wildell School (historical) (elevation 3,061 feet) school and the Samll Pond water can be seen along the trail.

West Fork Rail Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is an exceptionally scenic and easy ride along the West Fork of the Greenbrier River. The entire route is along an abandoned railgrade.

As you ride through the steep-sided valley, you'll pass through woods, beside marshes and bogs, and over small trestles. You can turn around at any point or continue the full 22 miles to Glady. Highlights: Isolated, flat and smooth, views of river and mountains, wildlife, trestles."

"The West Fork Trail is a pleasant, 22-mile path that snakes its way through a remote mountain setting and follows the West Fork River for most of its route. The soothing rumble of the river complements the trail’s serene environment.This is a great path for biking, but the surface is primarily ballast left over from the rail corridor, so leave your road bike at home.

The route begins in the small community of Glady. Even though the trail appears to be flat, you will find yourself on a gentle decline as the trail follows the river downstream from Glady. For the first 5 miles, the path takes a higher route above the western side of the river and pops in and out of small groves of conifers, offering great views of the surrounding hills."

West Fork Rail Trail Reviews

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Abeautiful ride in the hills where you are al alone and lots of wildlife to see. I found it flat and good surface most of the way a couple of gates at glady where I started and rode 15 miles before turning around. I stooped to fish in the river and had a couple of small trout on. rode the road some of the way back and had many hills to pump up and cruise down. no traffic at all.

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Jul 2018