Located in Blackwater Falls State Park in the Monongahela National Forest, the Davis Trail is an easy rail-trail that ambles up Canaan Mountain as it heads south towards Canaan Valley Resort State Park. For its entire route, the trail parallels Engine Run, a stream named for a narrow-gauge engine that once fell into its water. Horses are allowed, but not recommended. The trail is marked with blue blazes and signs.
The scenic Plantation Trail meets the Davis Trail at its midpoint, and trail users can continue west on Canaan Loop Road and then south on the Railroad Grade Trail to access Canaan Valley Resort State Park. This route is also a component of the Allegheny Trail, a 330-mile hiking route that spans eastern West Virginia.
Trail Manager Contact
United States Forest Service (MNF)
Monongahela National Forest
200 Sycamore Street
Elkins, West Virginia
This is a single-track and often steep, once a logging railroad.
MNF – Canaan Mountain Area
Blackwater Falls State Park Map- http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/images/BLAC_map.pdf
Part of the Allegheny Trail- http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mnf/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=7024&actid=50