North Bend Rail Trail


Parkersburg Trailhead: Take I-77 to the Staunton Avenue Exit. Turn East on Rt. 47 and take the first right turn (about 0.2 mile from interstate) on to Old WV Route 47. Continue about 0.7 mile and turn right on Happy Valley Road. Travel approximately 0.4 mile until you see a large house on the left. Immediately after the stone wall (Millers Landing) is the North Bend Rail Trail. Park on the gravel section opposite the trailed. Western Terminus.

Wolf Summit Trailhead: Exit Rt. 50 at Wolf Summit; nearest access for Eastern Terminus.


Northwestern Virginia Railroad built the railway prior to the Civil War. CSX sold the land to WV in the 80s.


72 mile trail, 36 bridges, 10 tunnels



Blennerhasset Island, North Bend State Park, Watters Smith State Park

WV State Parks & Forests OR WV National Parks & Forests