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Mark A. Metz Memorial Nature Trail

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Barboursville City Park

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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 134 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

A Short nature trail in Barboursville Park with rolling hills.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Much more enjoyable now that the trails are clearly marked. I enjoy biking Trenches the most though it puts you back on the park entrance road at the end. It’s just technical enough while messy and fun, too

hiking
4 months ago

Super muddy! Poorly marked.

mountain biking
Mon May 27 2019

Took it around once then took it and went out flag trail. Nice trail. Not too technical but still fun.

hiking
Mon Jul 23 2018

This trail was marked really well and the path wasn’t that difficult. You could tell this specific trail is well maintained which makes it more enjoyable. My family and I plan on hiking it again to take the sub-trails for even more fun.

Sun Apr 29 2018

The trail is super easy to follow and great for the inexperienced hikers. The trail is clearly marked with wooden markers that have painted arrows showing which way to go.

Tue Dec 27 2016

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.

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