The Limerock Trail is pure West Virginia: From Forest Service Road 18, the 4-mile rail-trail passes through rhododendron forests and along rocky cliffs and rushing streams. You begin with the sound of the rapids from Tub Run, and they quietly disappear as you head west down the ridge toward Hendricks.
There are several places on the trail where you will have to traverse a stream. When the water level is low, it’s possible to do this by rock-hopping; otherwise, your feet will get wet. After about 1.5 miles, you will reach Big Run, where the blue blazes marking the path become more sporadic; however, the trail is still easy to follow. After Big Run, you will come to Flat Rock Run. Departing briefly from the trail and following this creek downhill will bring you to a 20-foot waterfall.
The trail ends at the Blackwater Canyon Trail. To avoid the Limerock Trail’s uphill return hike, you can follow the Blackwater Canyon about 5 miles north to Coketon or 2 miles south to Hendricks.
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Monongahela National Forest
200 Sycamore Street
Elkins, West Virginia
This is a single-track and often steep, once a logging railroad.
MNF – Spruce Knob NRA
Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area Trail Map- http://www.wvhighlands.org/Maps/usfs_mnf/senecack.pdf