Clay Furnace Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Clay Furnace Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morgantown, WV that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles 233 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



This trail goes to the Henry Clay Furnace, a pig iron furnace that was in operation from 1845 to 1865, and then sporadically after that until 1889. The furnace is a large, dramatic pyramid shape, and you can peek inside (but don't enter!). The forest is really beautiful. The trail is quite steep for the first tenth of a mile or so, then proceeds gently downhill after that. The surface is quite rocky, almost like a stream without water. The return walk is steep, especially at the end.

2 months ago

Short out-and-back hike through a beautiful forest strewn with large boulders. The furnace is huge and interesting to contemplate -- make sure to read the sign next to the furnace.