Wellsburg-Yankee Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails


The Wellsburg Yankee Trail is a short, paved rail-trail that spans the entire length of Wellsburg, a small city on the Ohio River in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. The community trail runs through the heart of the small city, sharing Yankee Street and other low-traffic roads with motor vehicles where the original rail corridor was unavailable for trail development.

At its southern end, the Wellsburg Yankee Trail melds seamlessly into the nearly 7-mile Brooke Pioneer Trail. That trail eventually links with the Wheeling Heritage Trails, forming an uninterrupted off-road route into Wheeling and other parts of Ohio County.

Trail Manager Contact

City of Wellsburg
Wellsburg Yankee Rail Trail
202 Courthouse Square
Wellsburg, West Virginia


Southern terminus connects to the northern terminus of Brooke Pioneer Rail-Trail.

Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points Brooke Pioneer Trail at Charles St. and 2nd St. to Charles St. north of 28th St.
Counties Brooke
Trail Length 2.2 Miles
Activities Biking, Walking, In-line Skating, Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Surface Asphalt
Trail Link Profile TrailLink.com Profile
Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Wellsburg Yankee Trail can be found at a small lot at the intersection of Yankee Street and 3rd Street or along city streets in downtown Wellsburg.