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Sheldon Trail

Intermediate

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
70% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 152' 46 m
Descent: -68' -21 m
High: 995' 303 m
Low: 842' 257 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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This trail connects bottomland and upland areas of the Core Arboretum.

Alex Dye

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Description

One of the many trails at the WVU Core Arboretum, Sheldon Trail connects to other paths in the lower part of the valley (including Cliff Trail, Nuttall Trail, Rumsey Trail, and Strausbaugh Trail). From the junction with Cliff Trail, Sheldon descends briefly before leveling out along the bottomland forest of sycamore, locust, and maple. This section of trail is great for wildflower viewing in spring.

After passing Rumsey Trail, Sheldon ascends steeply out of the river valley until it meets Strausbaugh Trail near the top of the arboretum. Link this with other trails in the arboretum to construct a variety of running loops in this excellent urban retreat.

Flora & Fauna

Blue violets, Virginia bluebells, sessile trillium, and white violets grow along this trail when in season.

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View of the Monongahela River valley from the Strausbaugh Trail
Feb 26, 2018 near Star City, WV

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