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North Bend Rail Trail

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Bond Creek Tunnel (Mile 28.9) near North Bend State Park
The North Bend Rail Trail is a 72-mile multi-use recreational trail that courses across northern West Virginia between the valley of the Ohio River near Parkersburg, WV, in the west, and that of the West Fork of the Monongahela River near Clarksburg, WV, in the east. The trail follows the former line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Along its route, the trail leads travelers through more than a dozen small towns and villages, most of which offer trailside amenities such as biking and sundries shops. Ten tunnels and 35 bridges of varied height and length increase the impact of the trail, and the history of the railroad is interpreted through wayside exhibits along the whole of its course. North Bend State Park is located nearly midway along the trail. The trail is managed by the West Virginia Division of Parks & Recreation.


Official Website: North Bend Rail Trail