Mark A. Metz Memorial Nature Trail

EASY 14 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. 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

A Short nature trail in Barboursville Park with rolling hills.

hiking
25 days ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

Tuesday, December 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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