Lewis McManus Memorial Honor Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails


The Lewis McManus Memorial Honor Trail, also known as the Beckley Rail Trail, travels from Mabscott, through the heart of Beckley, north to the Beckley Crossing Shopping Mall. It follows the route of the former Piney River & Paint Creek Railroad, which began construction in 1905. It was later taken over by the C&O Railroad (now CSX) and hauled coal, freight and passengers.

The paved rail-trail offers a mix of busy urban areas and quiet neighborhoods. A spur via a restored trestle over Robert C. Byrd Drive takes trail users to popular New River Park.

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Beckley Parks and Recreation

New River Park
Beckley, West Virginia

Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points S. Railroad Ave and City Ave. (Mabscott) to Beckley Crossing Shopping Center
Counties Raleigh
Trail Length 4.1 miles
Activities Walking, Biking, In-Line Skating, Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Surface Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at New River Park (100 Adair Street), which is along the short spur trail, and at the Beckley Crossing Shopping Mall (124 Beckley Crossing Shopping Center) at the north end of the main trail.