Length: 72 mi (115.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +169/ -143 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking North Bend Rail Trail

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#82 of 109 mountain bike trails in West Virginia
#16,541 in the world

The North Bend Rail Trail is a multi-use recreational trail operated by West Virginia State Parks. Formerly an abandoned spur of the CSX system, the trail is part of the 5,500 mile coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail. Stretching 72 miles from I-77 near Parkersburg in Wood County to Wolf Summit in Harrison County, this scenic trail passes through 13 tunnels and crosses 36 bridges. Easily accessible from north/south Interstates 77 and 79, the trail nearly parallels US Route 50 east and west.

First added by TrailAPI on Apr 17, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Route 1, Box 221 Cairo, West Virginia 26337 (304) 643-2931 [email protected]
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  • swopemike

    This is a rail trail, one of the more interesting ones I've ridden. Easily a good day's riding for an average cyclist if taken in all at once, it boasts several old rail tunnels and gets a fair share of riders out on the section between Cairo and the Dairy Queen in Ellenboro. A real family favorite, we often ride it after camping at North Bend State Park, where there is a trail head spur heading to the main trail just outside one of the rail tunnels. Interesting runs along creeks with bridges and rail cut-throughs provide variety and the fall foliage is quite good.

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