Kanawha Trace Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Barboursville, West Virginia 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.
dogs on leash
The trail listed is incorrect. The actual Kanawha Trace is north of I-64 and is 31 miles long. It begins at the intersection of Mud River Road Bowen Highway (just south of Exit 18 on I-64), runs generally ENE, and ends at the intersection of Stave Branch Road & Winfield Road at the Kanawha River. The photos posted by Mark Salmons are from the Kanawha Trace.
The trail shown on the map appears to be in the Barboursville Park, and is NOT the Kanawha Trace.
I'm confused. is this trail really only 1.9 miles because, by the reviews it sounds much longer.
Very well marked and maintained.
Great hike! Completed in Feb of 2013 in about 6" of snow. We had a large English Mastiff with us which proved to be a challenge at the many fence crossings (can't exactly lift a 190# dog over a barbed wire fence). The shelters were great and the trail is well marked. The scouts have done a great job building solid bridges over the larger streams.
Mostly used by Boy Scouts. Some parts may be over grown at times. Good trail for this area.