Rail Trails in Morgantown, WV

Grab your picnic basket and head to one of Greater Morgantown’s Rail Trails. Open for non-motorized use, these trails are primarily used for walking, cycling, jogging and roller blading. Parking is available near trail entrances.


Big Bear Lake

Recreational camping and outdoor activities for the outdoor enthusiast are available April 1 through October 31. Enjoy the splendor of the West Virginia mountains on hiking trails where you will find some of the most unique wild flowers and birds in the country. We have 24 miles of mountain bike trails for those who need […]

Caperton Trail

This trail offers six miles of paved surface, perfect for rollerblading, walking and biking. Located within the Star City and Morgantown city limits, this trail runs through the Edith Barill Park, the WVU Core Arboretum and the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park. The Caperton Trail is an urban trail with easy access to neighboring restaurants and […]

Cheat Lake Park and Trail

A 4.5-mile trail featuring a 12-footwide, handicapped accessible pavement that follows the Lake Lynn shoreline along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. A nature viewing area is located at the southern tip and a fishing platform near the station is at the northern tip. Children’s playground on Cheat Lake situated next to the 4.5-mile rail-trail. Picnic areas, […]

Coopers Rock Trails

Coopers Rock State Park has 21 different trails ranging from easy to moderate and steep covering nearly 50 miles of the forest. One of the more popular trails, Henry Clay Iron Furnace Trail, takes you on a trip back in time. As you round the last bend of the trail, you find a huge stone structure […]

Deckers Creek Trail

From Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown to slightly west of Reedsville, WV in Preston County, the rail-trail follows scenic Deckers Creek upstream with an elevation change of 1,000′ over 19 miles. Landscapes are very scenic and secluded  with hardwoods, hemlock and rhododendron, and rock outcroppings. This trail provides easy access to Morgantown’s Marilla […]

Monongahela River Trail

North Trail: The six mile trail follows along the Monongahela River from Star City to the Pennsylvania state line. There is parking available in Star City at the Edith Barill Riverfront Park. South Trail: This trail is a wooded, river valley trail from Morgantown to Prickett’s Fort State Park in Marion County. The trail is […]

White Park Trails

Five miles of wooded trails interspersed throughout the park are used by hikers, bikers, and wildlife enthusiasts.  White Park Trails are a playground for mountain bikers. There are many options to try jumps – including a few gap jumps that locals have built. The trails are fast and flowing with very few obstacles. The park is managed […]