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HIKING & BIKING TRAILS
MOUNTAIN BIKING

West Virginia has been rated as one of
the top five mountain biking destinations
in the United States by Mountain Biking
magazine. You can explore the banks of
Summersville Lake on its network of trails,
ride through the Monongahela National
Forest or try the new Cranberry/Tri-Rivers
Rail Trail in Richwood. Many outfitters
offer guided tours that range from beginning riders to more advanced terrain.

OUTDOORS

HIKING/BIKING TRAILS

numerous opportunities to see wildlife and
beautiful wild orchids. Several historic sites
are found along the trail, including the
Starbuck Textile Mill and Campbell Power
Plant. The entrance to this trail is on Rt.
39, a short distance off Rt. 19.
Salmon Run
Located just south of Summersville and
easily accessible from Rt. 19, Salmon Run
is well-maintained and passes through
fields and forest areas. Along the way,
there is a rock wall, wooden bridge, an old
cemetery and several old homesteads. The
trail is approximately 2.15 miles and ends
at beautiful Summersville Lake.

Battle Run
This trail is located just southwest of Summersville with access from Rt. 19. This
trail runs along the water and through
a wooded area near Battle Run Campground. There are many spots for a picnic
along the way. The trail is approximately
3.18 miles.

CARNIFEX FERRY TRAILS

Long Point Trail
This trail is located just South of Summersville with easy access from Rt. 19
and leads through a forest of hardwoods
where there are many opportunities to
see turkey and deer. There are also many
rhododendrons. The trail ends at a tall cliff
overlooking Summersville Lake. This view
is one of the most breathtaking any time
of the year. The trail is moderate and is
approximately 1.96 miles.

Patterson Trail
This trail is approximately 2 miles and
loops around Carnifex Ferry Battlefield
State Park. Visitors can enjoy views of the
Gauley River and more Civil War history.

Muddlety Trail
With three miles of trail under a canopy
of mature trees, this trail is an easy walk.
Along the trail, there are picnic facilities
at the Jones Hole area. Muddlety Creek
runs alongside the trail. Bridges make
water crossing very easy and there are

Old Carnifex Ferry Road Trail
This trail is approximately 0.18 miles and
traces the Confederate line of retreat during the Civil War. Hikers can continue on
a trail into the Gauley River National Recreational Area for an additional 1.17 miles.

Pierson Hollow Trail
This is a short trail that heads a little
deeper into the forest area. There are many
rock formations along this 0.42 mile trail.
The area along this trail is known for a
"friendly fire" incident among units of the
Union army during the Civil War.
Call Summersville CVB at 304-8723722 for a free Trail Guide!

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