WV Land Trust Buys Yellow Creek Preserve

The West Virginia Land Trust was successful in completing their purchase of Yellow Creek Preserve, which includes the fabled Moon Rocks section of trail just outside of Davis, WV. We have partnered with them to be stewards of the existing trails and we are working on doing a trail log to inventory the needs of the area and also a reroute of the trail to avoid private landowners. From the WVLT website: 

“The Yellow Creek Preserve is 860 acres in Tucker County that adjoins the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Little Canaan Wildlife Management Area. The property is named after a tributary of the Blackwater River that flows through the property. The property also includes Moon Rocks, a rock formation that is a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers. The tract contains 3+ miles of the Moon Rocks-Hoodoo Rock loop trail, and links to 20+ miles of the Heart of the Highlands Trail System. Trail access to the Yellow Creek Preserve can be made from the parking area at the National Youth Science Foundation building off Appalachian Corridor H just north of Davis, or from Camp 70 road at the south end of the Tucker County town.”