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Red Ash via Southside Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fayetteville, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 449 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


1 month ago

Nice trail. Way better in the winter months as there is more visibility of the many interesting things to see and adventure around to include the coke ovens.

3 months ago

Red Ash Island- if you hike to it and back you will get more like 2.5-3 miles instead of 7. The island hosts a cemetery for the mine disasters that happened in Red Ash and Rush Run mines. As well it served as a quarantine site for the smallpox epidemic that happened in the communities. In the 1940’s, a baseball field was even constructed on the island. Many of the graves today are only marked with field stones.

Sun Nov 25 2018

Fun easy trail. Really dry considering how much it has rained lately. Definitely family and pet friendly.

Mon Sep 17 2018

Wonderful day hike. Got to see some interesting ruins of forgotten coal times.

Sun Oct 15 2017

nice views of the river. the trail is flat and wide for easy walking. and the distance on the trail can be what you make it.

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