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3.65-mile Hike: North Bend

October 14 @ 9:30 am 12:00 pm

Take a hike on a section of the North Bend Rail Trail and enjoy the fall foliage of Ritchie County in West Virginia in autumn. This is a new hike start and shuttle return pattern this year with the hike beginning at North Bend State Park and concluding in Cairo and shuttle service at that trail section. Hikers desiring shuttle service back to the park must pre register.

Meet park naturalist Sarah Clark at North Bend State Park’s Shelter 3 parking lot. There is parking available. Hikers need to arrive at the shelter by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Parking is available.

We’ll walk the access trail to the Rail Trail near Tunnel 13 (¾ mile) and then hike to the trailhead in Cairo, W.Va. (2.9 miles).

At Cairo hikers will shuttle back to Shelter 3. Hikers that want a longer hike may backtrack the trail to Shelter #3. We need pre registration for shuttle service. It is recommended that you bring plenty of water, wear sturdy shoes/boots, bring snacks, and dress for the weather. If you show, we go. This event is free and open to the public.

Hikers must register for shuttle space by October 10, 2023 by calling the park at 304.643.2931 or emailing Sarah.E.Clark@wv.gov.

For more information call the North Bend State Park front desk at (304) 643-2931, email the park naturalist at Sarah.E.Clark@wv.gov or check the North Bend Foundation Facebook page for details as activities are planned. For overnight lodging use the ‘book now’ tab below or call North Bend State Park.

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October 14
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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North Bend State Park

United States