Headwater Trail Raffle

Approved by WVDNR in June 2019, our proposed Headwaters Trail will link Canaan Valley Resort State Park with Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, our nation’s 500th National Wildlife Refuge. With preliminary trail inspection done, we expect this trail connector to cost ~$100,000.00. We have launched a raffle for our 4’x5′ comprehensive area trail map that was professionally …

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Friends of Blackwater to Build Blackwater River Loop Trail

Friends of Blackwater (FOB) received over $800,000 to build a suspension bridge over the Blackwater River near Douglas Falls, just outside of Thomas, WV. The project aims to link Thomas and Davis with an 8 mile trail that will connect the Monongahela National Forest with Blackwater Falls State Park. They will also put interpretive signage …

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Trail Use During a Pandemic

Lots of people are going stir crazy with stay at home orders and social distancing due to COVID-19. We can all take precautions to slow the spread of this virus by respecting other trail users when we cross paths. Consider moving off of the trail to let others pass. One of America’s biggest through trails, …

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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 …

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Headwaters Trail

As of summer 2019, our proposed Headwaters Trail has been approved by the WVDNR. This is a major step in our goal to complete our Core Loop Trail and we are eager to move forward with this new section, which will connect Canaan Valley State Park with the new Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor …

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REI Trail Day

We also have been strengthening our partnership with Blackwater Bicycle Association (BBA), another local trails nonprofit. Below you can see some of the fresh corduroy we laid down to navigate a large mud hole. Some of our trail work efforts were met with vibrant community support. We partnered with REI on June 22, 2019, for a trail work …

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