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West Fork River Rail Trail

Near: ShinnstonWV (Weather)
Number of
1 Total
16 Difficulty: Easy Trail
Trail Description This former rail bed has a crushed limestone compacted & rolled surface. There are several decked trestles and bridges. Scenic and mostly rural there is a stabling facility that abuts the trail. Stabling arrangements are via Gillum House Bed & Breakfast in Shinnston.
Best Time to Visit March through November
Times to Avoid December through February
Campground The Gillum House Bed & Breakfast offers 3 guest rooms with shared bath, terry robes in closets, and specializes in accommodating special diet needs with homemade heart healthy full breakfasts. Dinner and Trail Ride Packages available.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Bed & Breakfast Day, Stall, Water Marion County Parks & Rec
Kathleen A Panek
35 Walnut Street
Shinnston, WV 26431
City of Shinnston
Directions From I-79 Exit #124, turn west on Rt 279 to WV Rt 707, turn right and go to stop sign (about 1 mile), turn left (west on WV Rt 131). Drive approx 5 miles to traffic light (US Rt 19) and turn left (south). Trailhead is approx. 1/4 mile on right (across from Rite-Aid).
This information was provided by gillumhouse on 9/14/2002 8:45:48 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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