Trail Head Directions

Happy Valley trailhead: Heading South on 1-77 Exit Right to Rt.47, turn left at bottom of exit ramp (at light), go 1 mile to 2nd light at Swisher Lane (near WVU-Parkersburg) and turn right. Go 1/10 mile to four-way stop and turn right, then turn left 2/10 of a mile on Happy Valley Road and go 3/10 mile to parking on the right.

Happy Valley trailhead: Heading North on 1-77 Exit Right to Rt. 47, turn right at bottom of exit ramp (at light), go 9/10 mile to 2nd light at Swisher Lane (near WVU Parkersburg) and turn right. Go 1/10 mile to the four-way stop, then turn right then turn left 2/10 mile on Happy Valley Road. Then go 3/10 of a mile to parking on the right.

Walker trailhead (From the west): Exit Right on Interstate 77 to Rt. 47. North and South bound both turn left on Rt. 47 and go 7 miles (South bound add 1/10 miles) to Walker Road. Turn left on Walker Road for 4 1/2 miles and parking is on the left.

Walker trailhead (From the east): Exit Rt. 50 onto Progress Ridge Road and go 5 1/2 miles. Turn left on Walker Road and travel 6/10 of a mile. The parking is on the left.

Petroleum trailhead: Exit Rt. 50 onto Goose Creek Road and go 6 1/2 miles. Parking is on the right. The rest area is on the left.

Cairo trailhead: Exit Rt. 50 onto Rt. 31 and go 4 miles to town. Rt. 31 crosses the trail and parking is available on the blacktop in the town square or just off Main Street near the old Bank of Cairo, home of NBRT Office.

Ellenboro trail head: Exit Rt. 50 East and turn left 1/10 of a mile to the parking on the right. West bound turn right and parking is less than 1/10 of a mile.

Ellenboro Horse trailer trailhead: Exit Rt. 50, East bound turn right on Rt. 16. West bound turn left on Rt. 16 for 3/10 of a mile and turn right at the stop sign onto Lamberton Road and go 1/10 of a mile, turn right at the parking lot sign.

Pennsboro trailhead: from the West use Pennsboro/Bunnells Run Exit towards Pennsboro and travel 1 1/2 miles then turn left or Rt. 74 go 1/10 of a mile and park at the depot.

Pennsboro trailhead: From the East exit Rt. 50 at Rt. 74 North for 1 2/10 miles. The parking is on the left at the depot.

Toll Gate trailhead: Exit Rt. 50 at the Toll Gate exit. Travel 3/10 of a mile to the stop sign at Toll Gate. Turn left and park along the trail, but not on the trail.

West Union trailhead: Turn North on Rt.18 at the Rt. 50 stop light. Go 2/10th of a mile and turn right onto the bridge at the sports complex. The parking is along the trail behind the stadium approximately 1/10 of a mile.

Smithburg trailhead: Exit at Smithburg exit. Go 7/10 mile. Park on the left side off the road in front of the Smithton Depot.

Salem trailhead from the west. Exit Rt. 50 at Salem Road. Go 2.5 miles to center of Salem. Park behind the Cornerstone Bank parking lot. Trail parking signs are beside the Salem Depot. Do not park in Cornerstone lot.

Salem trailhead from the east: Exit Rt. 50 at Downtown Salem exit. Go 1.5 miles to center of Salem. Park behind the Cornerstone Bank parking lot. Trail parking signs are beside the Salem Depot. Do not park in Cornerstone Bank parking lot.

Wolf Summit trailhead: This site is closed due to serious flooding damage and construction projects along the trail. This condition exists all the way into the eastern outskirts of Salem. It is recommended if coming from the East to start the trail at Salem or West Union until further notice. Upgrade construction on this section of the trail should be starting sometime in the summer of 2015. (Watch for notices!)

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