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Blue Square Trail

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Forested hike with river views, including a historical coal mine stop-off.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

88%

Runnable

822' 250 m

High

650' 198 m

Low

239' 73 m

Up

171' 52 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Cave · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

The Forks of Coal State Natural Area is opening a Wildlife Education Center located along the eastern portion of the property. When opened, it will be worth a visit!

Description

Hiking from the trailhead off US-119, this trail follows a wide gravel path into the forest. Just over a half mile into the hike is a side route that explores the entrance of a historical coal mine area. From there, the hike returns to the main path that winds through the forest.

The Forks of Coal State Natural Area is a network of trails, many unmarked. Be sure to maintain awareness of your surroundings to stay on track!

Flora & Fauna

Butterflies, squirrels, small forest animals.

Contacts

Shared By:

Cristin Dolan

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Mine feature.
Sep 5, 2021 near Alum Creek, WV
Bench seating by meadow area.
Sep 5, 2021 near Alum Creek, WV

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