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wonderful trail. the employees of North Bend park are super and strive to make your trip a pleasure if one stays at the park.I found it a very peaceful trail and enjoyed it greatly.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Did Ellenboro to Pensboro out and back than West to tunnel 7 and back nice ride

mountain biking
6 months ago

Enjoyed the three mile section from Cairo to the Bonds Creek Tunnel. The picnic are on the other side of the tunnel was a nice pit stop.

Most beautiful view EVER!!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Started in Parkersburg. Only walked approximately 2 miles. Nice easy level trail. Perfect for walkers and joggers.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

This trail is really great for just about any kind of outdoors adventure. I prefer hiking, running, or biking for this trail. It's relatively easy as far as difficulty goes, although some parts of the trail may be more difficult for some people. There is so much wildlife along this trail!! You'll run into many birds, animals, and other lil creatures - especially in the warmer months. There are plenty of things to look at around you on this trail. The beginning of the trail, nearest Parkersburg, is really nice in my opinion. There's a huge field where you can see the sun set across the Little Kanawha river although it is close to the highway but the sound of the vehicles isn't distracting from the sounds of surrounding nature. Would recommend 9/10

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

This was a nice ride. There were a few sprinkles but otherwise a nice day.

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

It was a beautiful day yesterday, but I have no idea why we wanted to ride bikes this far. It was very scenic and followed a lot of water. The tunes were interesting.

mountain biking
Friday, September 23, 2016

I've been biking different parts of this trail since I was a kid. Still one of my favorite places.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Beautiful maintained path.

mountain biking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Nice smooth ride through some pretty long dark tunnels. You can skip rocks on some of the creeks if you go off the path a little bit. Come here all the time :)

mountain biking
Friday, October 23, 2015

Well-maintained trail! Check out the Silver Run tunnel, it's haunted!

rock climbing
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Small and nice state park. It is very nice for the area with lots to do. I used to camp there as a kid with other Boy Scouts.

The rock climbing is pretty decent with a few places to hit near the wooden cabins. Park at the top past the pool and walk down towards the water water there's a path with several rock faces on the right.

road biking
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

I started biking at the terminus near happy valley road and road for several miles before turning around. It was decent and the trail followed some waterways, went through some residential, some deciduous forest areas, wooden bridges, and under a free way. I passed another biker and a horse rider while out.

If I was going to do it again, I would probably drive out near ellenborro where the tunnels. And have a friend park at the end.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

I have hike short bits of this trail several times and find it to be very nice. The tunnels are neat and fun to go through. Also biked on it once as well.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

North Bend State Park is a very beautiful park located in a small town in West Virginia. Unless you've lived near there, or lived there yourself, you probably will not know about it.

They have camping, and the lodge is open year round. There is a very nice pool there, and they have quite a few walking trails to enjoy.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

I rode the North Bend trail through from the eastern terminus to the western terminus. It is very unkept and run down in the east near Salem, but after it turns into crushed gravel after the longest tunnel, it becomes fairly nice. Riding through the North Bend park was a treat, and the scenery was very cute. It was mid June at the time, and it got very got in the sun around Petroleum where the shade becomes fairly rare. The rest of the trail runs under a canopy of trees most of the time

Certain parts in the way also ran through unpleasant communities so that's something to be cautious about as well.

The camping sites were few and far, but the couple there are we're placed in even grounds.

Don't recommend riding the eastern half.

road biking
Sunday, June 03, 2012

Only managed a small portion of this trail this trip but it was nice enough that we will definitely return and do more of the trail. We rode from Cairo to Ellenburg...maybe about 9 miles. Cairo is a cute little town which actually caters to bicyclers getting on the trail. Ellenburg is just a town that the trail passes through but there is a McDonalds and a Dairy Queen just off the trail! Most of the trail is gravel base and there are several tunnels that serve to cool you off when you ride on a hot day like we did but be cautious...the tunnels are a little bumpy and damp! Some nice views along the way in these foothills of West Virginia!

Monday, September 04, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

on North Bend Rail-Trail

Friday, January 15, 2016