National Wildlife Refuge System

6263 Appalachian Highway
Davis, WV, 26260
Phone: 304-866-3858
E-mail: fw5rw_cvnwr@fws.gov

A-FRAME ROAD

Trail Information

  • Length: 9 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Road from WV Rte 93 to pkng lot
  • Forested slopes of Cabin Mountain
  • Parking permitted in designated lots and along roadsides
  • Open to pedestrians, horses, bicycles, vehicles


BEALL TRAILS

Trail Information

  • Length: 4.5 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 3.9
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Loops go north and south from parking area
  • Beall North Trails - forest, field shrub swamp, bog habitats; spur trail to Blackwater River
  • Beall South Trails - grassland birds, forest, Blackwater River
  • 7 trails - loops go north/south from parking area; .1 - 1.9 mi each
  • Black Water View Trail, Beall Bridge Trail open to bicycles

BLACKWATER RIVER FISHING ACCESS TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.2 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Pedestrians only





BLACKWATER VIEW TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.4 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 3.9
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Trail goes from Middle Valley Trail through forest to Blackwater River
  • Belted kingfishers, bald eagles
  • Wood frogs, spring peepers
  • Open to pedestrians, horses and bicycles


BROWN MOUNTAIN OVERLOOK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.1 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.8
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Loop with beautiful overlook of Canaan Valley wetlands
  • Water birds, wetland plants
  • Pedestrian only



BROWN MOUNTAIN TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.1 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 4.7
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: mowed

Special Features

  • Trail travels N-NE from Camp 70 parking lot
  • Through forest with gently increasing grade, leading to Brown Mountain Overlook Trail
  • Woodland birds, including scarlet tanagers and warblers
  • Open to pedestrians, horses, bicycles


CABIN MOUNTAIN SPUR TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.8 Miles
  • Grade: Steep
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Steep trail through northern hardwood forest
  • Easy access from A-frame Rd parking lot
  • Open for pedestrians, horses, bicycles



CABIN MOUNTAIN TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.2 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 4.3
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Forested habitat, upslope route to beautiful view of Canaan Valley
  • Woodland birds and other wildlife
  • Open for pedestrians, horses and bicycles



CAMP 70 LOOP TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.8 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.5
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Dirt road

Special Features

  • Loops east from parking area
  • Excellent view of beaver ponds, central wetlands
  • Open for pedestrians, horses, bicycles, vehicles



CANAAN MOUNTAIN TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Open to bicycles, pedestrians





FISHING HOOK TRIAL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.2 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Fishing access at pond
  • Pedestrians only




FOREST ROAD 80

Trail Information

  • Length: 2 Miles
  • Grade: Steep
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Public access road from Canaan Valley to Dolly Sods area of Monongahela Natl Forest
  • Open for pedestrians, bicycles, horses, vehicles
  • Not maintained in winter



FREELAND BOARDWALK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.4 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1.8
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Boardwalk

Special Features

  • Valley views
  • Short accessible boardwalk through wet field and shrubland
  • Balsam fir, typical Maine-Canada plant community
  • Beaver pond, bubbling spring
  • Pedestrians only

HELLBENDER'S TAIL TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Open to bicycles, pedestrians





IDLEMAN'S RUN TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.4 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 5.3
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Travels through woodlands along Idleman's Run
  • Trail makes a loop w/Forest Rd 80; pedestrian only
  • Pedestrians only



MIDDLE VALLEY TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 6 Miles
  • Grade: N/A
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.9
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Crosses Sand Run/Glade Run along low sandstone ridge
  • Bog goldenrod + cottongrass in northern reaches
  • Spring to Fall: savannah and vesper sparrows, American bittern, warblers
  • Alder thickets harbor unique plants and animals
  • Open for pedestrians, horses, bicycles
  • Ongoing beaver dam activity may cause flooding

RIVER'S EDGE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.06 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • From Camp 70 parking lot
  • Through hemlock grove to small boat/kayak launch




SAND RUN TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.91 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 8.5
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Forested and wetland habitat
  • Least flycatchers, red-eyed vireos, warblers
  • From Middle Valley Trail to Cabin Mountain
  • Pedestrians only


SHADY HOLLOW TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.03 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Open to bicycles, pedestrians





SOUTH GLADE RUN CROSSING TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.8 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.8
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Through forested and grassland habitat to Cabin Mountain Trail
  • Footbridge crosses Glade Run
  • Views of Glade Run wetlands
  • Open to pedestrians, horses, bicycles


SWINGING BRIDGE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.1 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 4.2
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Crosses Camp 70 Bridge to south bank of Blackwater River
  • Climb Canaan Mt through hardwood forests
  • Descend through hemlocks, ferns - end at Blackwater River
  • Open to pedestrians, bicycles


VALLEY OVERLOOK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.05 Miles
  • Grade: Steep
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 4.9
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Beautiful view of Canaan Valley
  • Short, steep
  • Pedestrians only



WILDERNESS WAY TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.3 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • From parking area at top of Forest Road 80
  • Ponds, red spruce
  • Ends at U.S. Forest Service Dolly Sods Wilderness Area
  • Open to pedestrians, horses


Last updated: October 28, 2010