Gauley Mountain Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails


In West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest, the Gauley Mountain Trail features sweeping vistas, spruce and aspen groves, beautiful meadows, beaver dams and rolling creeks. The area is also home to several intersecting trails, offering a selection of loop options for multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty.

Gauley Mountain Trail is used mostly as a connector trail for Right Fork Connector, Red Run, Bear Pen and Tea Creek Connector Trails. It is 5 miles from Rt.150 to Mine Rd. It is also used to design loops including those other trails. This trail appears to have once been an old railroad grade, however is mostly singletrack now. There are a couple places where it resembles a doubletrack however those are few. There are a couple fairly steep, very rocky spots, several big mudholes (hopefully to be re-routed soon), some tight narrow laurel choked spots.

Trail Manager Contact

United States Forest Service (MNF)

200 Sycamore Street
Elkins, West Virginia


Logging Rail-Trail- This is a single-track and often steep, once a logging railroad.

Monongahela National Forest- Tea Creek Trail System

Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points Rt.150 (Highland Scenic Highway) to Mine Rd
Counties Pocahontas
Trail Length 5.1 Miles
Activities Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Trail Surface Dirt, Grass
Parking and Trail Access

WV Rt. 150 (Highland Scenic Highway) to Mine Road.