Elk River Rail-Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails


Trail Manager Contact

Paralleling the Elk River in Central WV, the Elk River Rail-Trail has 28 miles open for use to cyclists, hikers, and equestrians with boat and fishing access at spots along the trail. This trail is being built and opened in phases, check at the Elk River Trail Foundation website for the latest information.

Trailheads at the Duck (about 4 miles off the Servia exit of I-79), Ivydale (approximately 10 miles off the Big Otter exit of I-79), Dundon (about 12-15 miles off the Wallback exit of I-79) and Hartland Bridge.

The current planned rail trail runs 54 miles from just south of Clendenin, Kanawha County, to Duck in Clay County near the Braxton County border. Plans call for about 4 miles of trail to then be completed between the Clendenin and Queen Shoals trailheads, with the last 25 miles between Hartland and Queen Shoals to be completed last.

Trail Manager Contact

Elk River Trail Foundation- elkrivertrail@gmail.com

Website- https://elkrivertrail.org
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/elkrivertrail/


Trail Stats

Trail Status Open, Under Construction
The Rail-Trail is open a distance of almost 28 miles. The 10 miles between Duck and Ivydale and the 12 miles between Ivydale and Dundon and another 3 miles from Dundon to Pisgah Bridge in the Town of Clay are now open. Another 3 miles from Pisgah Bridge to Hartland will be open very soon, giving 28 miles of continuous Rail-Trail.
Trail End Points Duck to Hartland
Counties Clay
Trail Length 28 miles
Activities Biking, Walking, Hiking, Cross country skiing, Class 1 eBike, horses
Trail Surface Crushed stone
Trail Link Profile TrailLink.com Profile
Parking and Trail Access

Click here for an area map of the Elk River Rail-Trail in Clay County

Click here for a route map.