Gauley Mountain Trail is used mostly as a connector trail for Right Fork Connector, Red Run, Bear Pen and Tea Creek Connector Trails. It is 5 miles from Rt.150 to Mine Rd. making it 10 miles out and back. It is also used to design loops including those other trails or add mileage to my favorite Props Run shuttle ride. This trail appears to have once been an old railroad grade, however is mostly singletrack now. There are a couple places where it resembles a doubletrack however those are few. There are a couple fairly steep, very rocky spots, several big mudholes (hopefully to be re-routed soon), some tight narrow laurel choked spots but all in all a good trail for beginners to learn on. Once you feel comfortable with this trail, the others will not be so overwhelming. I started my children on this trail years ago. Believe me, they loved getting all muddy. My son and I now include this as a start point to our Props Run Ride at least once or twice yearly. It is also used in the Bear Pen Loop and Modified Loop ride. Note: the trails in this area are "Cross Country" trails and should not be misconstrued with smooth, sculpted singletrack like you find in many parks. It is usually slow going except in a few spots where you can let it go and fly, like on Bear Pen Ridge, Tea Creek Mountain, and a few other places. You can get some good speed on Gauley Mountain Trail on the way back from Mine Rd.