Mountaineer Trail Network Authority

 In 2019, the WV Legislature passed Senate Bill 317, which allows for the creation of the Mountaineer Trail Network Authority. This is modeled after the popular Hatfield-McCoy Trail in southern WV, which allows for private landowners to be freed from liability for trail users by being covered under the State of WV’s insurance policy. Friends of the Cheat and Downstream Strategies have been leading the charge to get this new multi-county trail authority off the ground. Anybody interested in applying for a board position should contact their county commission in the following counties: Barbour, Doddridge, Grant, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Mineral, Monongahela, Preston, Randolph, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, and Wood.