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Address: Hwy 219 N, 1 mile from downtown Elkins, Elkins, WV
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Absolutely love running on this trail. Clean and the 3 miles of paved stretch is great, flat, and shaded.

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Absolutely love running on this trail. Clean and the 3 miles of paved stretch is great, flat, and shaded.

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Charleston
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

This Rail Trail is excellent for all levels of riders and offers connections to other trails of varying difficulty or to access to Elkins. I have ridden it for close to 20 years even when it was wild riding! The areas close into Elkins and Parsons are paved so it is wheelchair accessible.

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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Starting just outside of Elkins and easy to get to by foot or bike, the trail goes for 3-4 miles as a paved bike path then turns into a gravel trail, still fine for biking. Much of it is next to a river or creek and meanders through some pretty meadows. It also passes by some fairly ramshackle houses and... More 

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Elkins, West Virginia
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

this is a great walking trail and depending on your abilities you can make a all day trip out of it. there are no facilities on trail and don't get caught out of town after dark unless you are prepared. not to many grades with some ups and downs

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This cycling trail has steep elevations, but The downhill part makes the uphill climb worth it. There are no facilities on the trail, and no place to stop for food or water until you get to Parsons, so the best way to do the trail is to plan to make Parsons your halfway stop.

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Thank GranRobin
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

So after spending the day on the Tygrat Flyer we decided we needed some exercise. We decided to go all the way to the end starting in Elkins and get back before dark. After one flat tire we made it back before dark. The trail is nice, I rode my mountain bike. There is a diwnhill section/uphill section which isnt... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

My wife & I (both in our 60s and not avid bikers) took the Blackwater Canyon section of this trail from Thomas to Parsons. 12 beautiful downhill miles starting with a wide well graded gravel path which narrows down to a single track after a few miles. At about mile 8 it widens out again to a hard packed gravel... More 

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Marion
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

The Allegheny Highlands Trail can be be a trip as long or as short as you want. You can simply stretch your legs for a few minutes at Elkins or Parsons or you can take a couple days to bike the entire Allegheny Highlands Trail/Blackwater Canyon trail all the way to Thomas. If you are in the area but didn't... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

We were visiting Elkins to ride the trains but also to do some geocaching. Since we didn't have bikes, we just found two geocaches on the AHT, the one at the Visitor Center in town and the next one half a mile up the trail. We liked walking on the trail; it's level and very shady with pretty scenery. The... More 

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Stephenson, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Look at the picture. What do you want? Mountainsides and Rivers, go to Hendricks and start. I was there in full Fall foliage. Sadly a car problem kept me from finishing the full length after doing 1/2 on the first afternoon. The only thing that made me turn around was a bear in the middle of the path (not really... More 

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