A Guide to Rail Trails in West Virginia written by respected mountain biker Robin Broughton, who has been riding, racing, writing about—and loving —biking in the state for over 15 years. Her book is a great resource for anyone traveling the state’s rail trails, whether on bike, foot, horseback or cross-country skis. This guide is perfect for casual bikers and walkers to conditioned cyclist and hikers.
All thirty of the state’s rail trails are included, from the remote and 1.5-mile-long East Wetzel Rail Trail in Hundred, to the crown jewels, the Greenbrier River Rail Trail and the North Bend Rail Trail, both at over 70 miles long. All parts of the state are covered, from the Lewis McManus Memorial Honor Trail in southern Raleigh County to the Wheeling Heritage Rail Trail.
Armed with this book, anyone can enjoy West Virginia’s rail trails. For each trail the book supplies directions, ratings of trail surface and scenery, and a detailed map. Also included is information on lodging, restaurants, attractions and history. With A Guide to Rail Trails in West Virginia, you can set off on your own adventure to explore and enjoy all the state has to offer.
About the author:
Robin Broughton’s background in adventure communications includes being a competitive athlete and a professional journalist. With a PH.D. in Interpersonal Communications and currently a professor of communications and media studies at West Virginia State University, Robin formerly worked as a reporter. She has raced mountain bikes for the past 15 years, and was on a national championship mountain biking and adventure triathlon team. Robin has mountain biked in Australia, Europe, Central America and Africa, as well as throughout the eastern and western United States.