North Bend Rail Trail - West Virginia

West Virginia Rails to Trails Council (report on trail conditions)
Services along Trail

North Bend State Park

WVWeb Info Trail Map North Bend State Park

Pictures of Trail
Pictures of trains at Tunnels #8,10,19

Printable Topo Maps (east to west)

(approximate mileage and descriptions from NBRT commercial atlas distributed free along trail)

Clarksburg

Wilsonburg - Liberty

Chiefton - O'Neil

Wolf Summit - Reynoldsville
0.1 70.0 (1.9) Eastern Terminus - Wolf Summit, paved road crossing (Wolf Summit to Industrial - finished)

Maken
2.0 68.1 (1.0) Bridge 14, cement with gravel
3.0 67.1 (1.0) Tunnel #2 (1,086') damp and rough

East Salem - Bristol
4.0 66.1 (1.4) Town of Bristol (Elev. 1,090') primitive camping

Salem
6.4 63.7 (1.7) Town of Salem (Elev. 1,046') B&O Depot being restored, food and lodging

Industrial
8.1 62.0 (1.6) Crossing - Long Run Road Town of Industrial (Elev. 1,075') (Industrial to Smithburg - unfinished with some extremely rough areas) (Industrial to Wolf Summit - finished)
9.7 60.4 (1.4) Crossing - Long Run Road

Long Run
11.1 59.0 (0.1) end rough section of trail
11.2 58.9 (0.8) Bridge, cement with gravel, no side rails
12.0 58.1 (0.6) Crossing - Long Run Road

Sherwood
12.6 57.5 (0.8) Tunnel #3 abandoned
13.4 56.7 (0.2) Tunnel #4 (846') Long Run Tunnel, Long Run Road crossing
13.6 56.5 (1.6) Bridge 17 cement with gravel, no side rails
15.2 54.9 (0.3) Bridge 18 cement with gravel, no side rails

Smithburg
15.5 54.6 (1.1) Bridge 19 cement with gravel, no side rails
16.6 53.5 (0.5) Bridge 20 over Middle Island Creek
17.1 53.0 (0.3) Rt. 50 bridge overpass
17.4 52.7 (0.6) Town of Smithburg (Elev. 794') Smithtown Depot, restored. Spencer Park, picnic area, five primitive campsites (Smithburg to West Union - finished) (Smithburg to Industrial - unfinished with some extremely rough areas)

Avondale
18.0 52.1 (1.9) Bridge 21 over Middle Island Creek
19.9 50.2 (0.2) Bridge 22 over Middle Island Creek

West Union
20.1 50.0 (0.2) Bridge 23 over Rt. 18/Middle Island Creek (longest)
20.3 49.8 (1.2) Town of West Union (Elev. 836') food and lodging (West Union to Pennsboro - unfinished with some very rough areas) (West Union to Smithburg - finsished)
21.5 48.6 (0.6) Bridge 24 over Old Rt. 50, cement
22.1 48.0 (1.1) Tunnel #6 (2,297') longest

Central Station
23.2 46.9 (0.3) cement bridge with gravel surface over Arnold Creek
23.5 46.6 (3.6) Town of Central Station (Elev. 815')

Duckworth
27.1 43.0 (0.7) paved road crossing, traffic caution

Greenwood
27.8 42.3 (1.6) Town of Greenwood (Elev. 856') food and lodging
29.4 40.7 (0.6) Town of Toll Gate (Elev. 798')

Pennsboro East
30.0 40.1 (2.0) Bridge 26, over North Fork of Hughes River, cement with gravel surface

Pennsboro
32.0 38.1 (0.9) Tunnel #7 (779') brick, old Rt. 50 crosses over tunnel
32.9 37.2 (1.1) Town of Pennsboro (Elev. 861') B&O Depot being restored. (Pennsboro to Ellenboro - finished) (Pennsboro to West Union - unfinished with some very rough areas)
Rt. 74 crossing. lodging, food and bike service

West of Pennsboro
33.8 36.3 (0.4) Tunnel #8 (588') brick
34.1 36.0 (0.4) paved road crossing
34.5 35.6 (0.8) Old Rt. 50 overpass

Ellenboro
35.3 34.8 (0.5) gravel road crossing
35.8 34.3 (0.1) gravel road crossing
35.9 34.2 (0.2) Bridge 27 over creek
36.7 33.4 (0.8) Bridge 27A over creek
37.5 32.6 (0.1) Town of Ellenboro (Elev. 785') food. glass & marble factories along tracks at east end of town (Ellenboro to North Bend - - smooth section but unfinished) (Ellenboro to Pennsboro - finished)
37.5 32.5 (0.2) NBRT overpass of Rt. 16 (new bridge - steepest grade on trail)
38.7 31.4 (0.1) Ritchie County Middle/High School
38.8 31.3 (1.4) Rt. 50 Overpass

Hushers Run
39.4 30.7 (0.2) gravel road crossing, Way Station Rd.
39.6 30.5 (0.2) Hobo Rock & Spring, north of trail
39.8 30.3 (2.7) gravel road crossing
42.5 27.6 (0.4) Tunnel #11 (377') Dick Bias Tunnel carved from solid rock, damp
concrete bridge with side rails

North Bend State Park - Cornwallis
42.9 27.2 (0.6) Tunnel #13 (353') smooth and dry (North Bend to Cairo - finished) (North Bend to Ellenboro - smooth section but unfinished)
access trail to North Bend State Park follows old RR roadbed: .75 to campground, 2 miles to food & lodging
Bridge 31 over Bonds Creek
43.5 26.6 (0.1) Town of Cornwallis (Elev. 686') gravel road crossing, Bear Run Rd.
43.8 26.2 (0.1) backwater north of trail
44.2 25.9 (0.2) Bridge 33 over North Fork of Hughes River
44.4 25.7 (0.1) backwater w/beaver cuttings
44.5 25.6 (0.1) Bridge 34 over North Fork of Hughes River, Rt. 31 Crossing
44.6 25.5 (0.2) backwater w/beaver cuttings
44.8 25.3 (0.3) Tunnel #17 abandoned

Cairo
45.1 25.0 (0.9) Bridge 35 over North Fork of Hughes River
46.0 24.1 (2.6) Town of Cairo (Elev. 678') food, bike shop, lodging, crafts, hardware store
Bridge 36 over North Fork of Hughes River, Rt. 31 Crossing (Cairo to Eaton's Tunnel - unfinished with some rough areas) (Cairo to North Bend - finished section)

Silver Run Station
48.6 21.5 (0.6) gravel road crossing Silver Run Rd. look for RR signal still standing
49.2 20.9 (2.7) Tunnel #19 Silver Run Tunnel (1,376') look for ghost of woman in white when heading west through tunnel

Goose Run
51.9 18.2 (0.1) Bridge 37 over Goose Creek
52.0 18.1 (0.1) Bridge 38 over Goose Creek

Petrolium
52.1 18.0 (0.2) Bridge 39 over Goose Creek
52.3 17.8 (0.5) wetland area north of trail (ducks, Canadian Geese, turtles, etc.)
52.8 17.3 (0.3) Bridge 40 over Goose Creek
53.1 17.0 (0.1) Bridge 41 over Goose Creek
53.2 16.9 (0.6) Town of Petroleum (Elev. 700')
53.8 16.3 (0.1) Bridge 42 over Goose Creek
53.9 16.2 (0.4) Bridge 43 over Goose Creek
54.3 15.8 (0.1) Bridge 44 over Goose Creek

Eaton
54.4 15.7 (0.7) Bridge 45 over Goose Creek
55.1 15.0 (0.7) gravel road crossing, Eaton Rd
55.8 14.3 (1.2) gravel road crossing, Eaton Rd

Tunnels
57.0 13.1 (0.3) Tunnel #21 (1,480') Eaton Tunnel 2nd longest, smooth, minor water south of trail (Eaton's Tunnel to Cairo - unfinished with some rough areas) (Eaton's Tunnel to Walker - finished)
57.3 12.8 (0.7) slip, proceed with caution
58.0 12.1 (2.1) Tunnel #22 abandoned

Walker
60.1 10.0 (0.4) Walker Model Section ends (Walker to Happy Valley unfinished - extremely rough in areas frequent washouts, detours, use caution, travel at own risk)
60.5 9.6 (0.3) trail crossing road
60.8 9.3 (0.8) bridge crossing (Red brick bldg is Walker Post Office)

Walker West
61.6 bridge crossing 8.5 (1.4)
63.2 bridge crossing 6.9 (.6)
63.8 bridge crossing 6.3 (.9)

Kanawah
64.7 Rt. 47 overpass 5.4 (.7)

Davisville
65.4 Trail Crossing road following along River Road 4.7 (3)

Cedar Grove
68.4 Trail crossing private campground (1.7)
70.1 Western Terminus - Happy Valley Road (Happy Valley to Walker unfinished - extremely rough in areas frequent washouts, detours, use caution, travel at own risk)

Stewart

Parkersburg

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