Harrison North Rail-Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails


The Harrison County North Rail-Trail follows the West Fork River from North View in Clarksburg north, ending at a dead-end just south of the tiny communities of Spelter and Meadowbrook. Recently repaired, the trail offers a scenic, albeit rough, route through dense woodlands with periodic water views.

Harrison County and the newly-formed Harrison Rail-Trails, Inc. are currently working on extending the trail north, south and west, with eventual plans calling for connections with the popular West Fork River Trail and North Bend Rail-Trail, as well as the developing Harrison South Rail-Trail.

Trail Manager Contact

Charlotte Shaffer
Harrison County Planning Director
301 W. Main St.
Clarksburg, WV 26301
(304)624-8692 direct
(304)672-0979 cell


Part of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor

Part of the American Discovery Trail

(Friends Of) Harrison Rail-Trails Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonRailTrails/

Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points N. 25th St. (North View, Clarksburg) to CR 19/33 (Spelter)
Counties Harrison
Trail Length 7 miles
Activities Walking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Cross Country Skiing
Trail Surface Cinder, Grass, Gravel
Trail Link Profile TrailLink.com Profile
Parking and Trail Access

A trail head with unmarked parking is available in Clarksburg’s North View neighborhood at the trail’s southern terminus on N. 25th Street. Two miles north, a second trail head with unmarked parking can be found where the trail crosses Fall Run (off Glen Falls Road).