Ritchie County

Trailheads

  • Petroleum: Exit Rt. 50 onto Goose Creek Road and proceed 7 miles to town.

  • Cairo:  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 Town Square, or on the gravel lot by the old Bank at Cairo.

  • Ellenboro:  Exit Rt. 50 onto Rt. 16 N. 1/4 mile to trail.

  • Pennsboro: Exit Rt. 50 onto Rt. 74 and go north for one mile. Rt. 74 crosses the trail at the Depot.

Mile Marker

17.7    Bridge #45 Goose Creek

17.8    Bridge #44 Goose Creek

18.0    Picnic table

18.1    Bridge #43 Goose Creek

18.2    Bridge #42 Goose Creek

18.6    Bridge #41 1/2 Oil Springs Run

18.8    Town of Petroleum, rest area, comfort station, camping, shelter  with picnic table, fire ring,  bike fix-it station, parking, horse trailer parking 

18.9    Bridge #41 Goose Creek

19.2    Bridge #40 Goose Creek

19.9    Bridge #39 Goose Creek

20.1    Bridge #38 Goose Creek

20.1    Bridge #47 Goose Creek

20.4    Picnic table

22.2    Picnic table

22.8    Tunnel #19 Silver Run Tunnel (reported to be haunted)

23.4    Silver Run Road crossing

23.5    Parking along trail, hand water pump (not potable)

23.7    Old Spring House (not potable)

24.2    Picnic table

26.0    Town of Cairo, location of the Foundation's office, parking, stores, Bridge #36 North Fork Hughes River

26.4    Picnic table

27.0    Bridge #35 North Fork Hughes River

27.3    Tunnel #17 (abandoned), picnic table, fire ring, rustic camping fee site (call North Bend State    Park Lodge for rental information)

27.6    Bridge #34 North Fork Hughes River, picnic table

27.9    Bridge #33 North Fork Hughes River

28.0    Crossing Country Rt. #8 Rolling River Road

28.1    Crossing Country Rt. #8 Rolling River Road

28.2    Crossing Country Rt. #8 Rolling River Road

28.3    Crossing Country Rt. #8 Rolling River Road

28.4    Town of Cornwallis (elevation 686 feet)

28.5    Bridge #32 Bear Run

28.9    Bridge #31 Bonds Creek, Riley-Hooten Memorial, map board, south side of trail, access trail to    North Bend State Park, camping, rest rooms (.75 mile), food, lodging (2 miles)

28.9    Tunnel #13 Bonds Creek Tunnel

29.0    Matt Turner Memorial Gazebo

29.2    Picnic table

29.4    Tunnel #12

29.6    Picnic table, fire ring, horse rail, rustic camping fee site (call North Bend State Park Lodge for      rental information)

30.6    Picnic table, fire ring, horse rail, rustic camping fee site (call North Bend State Park Lodge for      rental information)

31.1    Bridge #30 Hushers Run
31.1    Tunnel #10 Dick Bias Tunnel
31.2    Picnic table, fire ring, rustic camping fee site (call North Bend State Park Lodge for rental

information)
31.3    Bridge #29 Hushers Run
32.0    Bridge #28 Hushers Run
32.1    Hobo Rock and Springs (north side of trail)
32.8    Way Station Road
32.9    U.S. Rt. 50 overpass
33.1    Ritchie County Middle/High School, picnic table
33.4    NBRT Overpass of State Route 16 (steepest grade on the trail)
33.4    Town of Ellenboro (elevation 785 feet), food, lodging, parking, map board, horse trailer parking

along trail
33.5    Ellenboro town park, picnic shelter, playground, rest room, parking
34.5    Bridge #27A
35.1    Bridge #27 Hushers Run
35.1    Crossing Wright Road
37.0    Old U.S. Route 50 overpass
37.5    Crossing Horner Run Road (paved)
37.6    Tunnel #8
38.0    Picnic table
38.7    Town of Pennsboro (elevation 861 feet), B & O Depot, parking, food, picnic tables, bike
fix-it station
38.7    Crossing State Route 74
39.1    Picnic Table
39.6    Tunnel #7
40.5    Picnic table
41.7    Bridge #26 North Fork Hughes River
42.1    Town of Toll Gate (elevation 798 feet), parking along trail
42.1    Crossing County Route 10
42.2    Picnic table
42.6    Crossing County Route 50/26
42.7    County line Ritchie/Doddridge County

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