Railroad Grade Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails


The Railroad Grade Trail is a rural hiking trail built on a former logging railroad corridor in the Monongahela National Forest near Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan Valley Resort State Park. The path is not to be confused with another scenic rail-trail of the same name located farther south within Canaan Valley Resort State Park.

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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.

Monongahela National Forest- http://www.fs.usda.gov/mnf/

Canaan Mountain Area- MNF

Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points Canaan Loop Rd. in Monongahela National Forest to Canaan Loop Rd. in Monongahela National Forest
Counties Tucker
Trail Length 3.2 miles
Activities Hiking, Mountain Biking
Trail Surface Dirt
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Parking and Trail Access

The Railroad Grade Trail can be accessed on both ends from Canaan Loop Road.