Mark A. Metz Memorial Nature Trail

EASY 8 reviews
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Mark A. Metz Memorial Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Barboursville, West Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

A Short nature trail in Barboursville Park with rolling hills.

hiking
2 months ago

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7 months ago

The park itself is very nice, well kept and pleasing to anyone that enjoys the outdoors. However, the trail system lacks detail on many levels. First: the trails themselves are located in obscure locations in and around the park. However, if your lucky to find a trail head?!?! I say kudos and job well done. Although, once you find a trail, you'll now find yourself fumbling and stumbling over trails that intertwine and overlap without warning. I'm uncertain of the zigzagging concept regarding this trail system?!? However, it's a great location if you want to work on your survival and land navigation skills. Will I go back? "Certainly" not all in the wilderness comes easy.

9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 22, 2014

hiking
Saturday, September 28, 2013