Elk River Rail-Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails

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Paralleling the Elk River in Central WV, the Elk River Rail-Trail has 51 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- https://elkrivertrail.org.

The 47 miles between Gassaway and Hartland (near the town of Clay) and the one-mile Middle Creek Spur near Hartland are now open.

The town of Clendenin has five miles of new trail extending north to Queen Shoals. A one-mile section of the trail is paved, and there are plans to pave another one-mile section of the trail to Reamer in 2024.

The northernmost trailhead is in the town of Gassaway in Braxton County. From here it continues south to the Hartland trailhead located about five miles from the town of Clay (Dundon trailhead) on W. Va. Route 16.

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), Hartland Bridge, and Gassaway.

Trail Manager Contact

Elk River Trail Foundation- elkrivertrail@gmail.com

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

Notes

Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points south of Clendenin to Gassaway
Counties Kanawha, Clay, Braxton
Trail Length 51 miles
Activities Biking, Walking, Running, Cross country skiing, Class 1 eBike, Equestrian
Trail Surface Primarily compacted stone, one mile asphalt in Clendenin
Trail Link Profile TrailLink.com Profile
Parking and Trail Access

PDF – Elk River Trail Mileage Table 10.21.2022

FINAL TRAIL MAP AND LEGEND_ERL 2023_01

DOCX – Elk River Trail Mileage Table 10.21.2022

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

Click here for a Google Maps route map.