Kanawha Trace

HARD 7 reviews

Kanawha Trace is a 30.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ona, West Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
30.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

historic site

The Kanawha Trace is a multi-purpose trail for hiking, backpacking and mt biking. The trail was started in the late 1950's by BSA Troop 42. Mostly single track through wooded areas, some paved/gravel road sections, the Kanawha Trace is rated as difficult with over 4000 feet of elevation gain. Three camping areas along the way with two spots for water. The trail traverses over three counties: eastern Cabell, Mason and Putnam. There is a $0.50 registration fee.

backpacking
30 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Nice trail with lots of ups and downs. and you can see alot more when the leaves are off. well marked for the most part, but the mile markers didn't match up with my app. and it quit tracking after 17.5 miles but counted the time. so pay attention to the trail markers in case this happens to you. and remember better to go unprepared than to not go at all.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail. Hidden gem in this area. Traverses my property. Great for stand alone backpacking trips or as a prep for long distance treks ie: AT, Philmont, National Park Trips etc.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for hiking, backpacking and mt biking! Lots of elevation changes so don't leave your trekking poles at home. Make sure you have lots of water and bug spray.