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The Recreation Center

In the center, the Midland Trail passes over West Virginia's most beautiful and rugged mountain terrain.  Fayette County, the trail's recreational center, provides physical activities from the mild to the wild--fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and rock climbing draw visitors from around the world.  This region's prestine vistas and breath taking natural beauty are worth a Trail-hop alone.  At Hico, U.S. 19 intersects the Trail providing access to even more adventure.

Mile 110
Hico CMP At Hico, U.S. Route 19 intersects U.S. Route 60. The heavily traveled U.S. 19 provides an important gateway to the Midland Trail as it links I-79 and I-77. Head south to see the New River Gorge Bridge, the world's second longest arch span bridge, the recreational offerings of the New River Gorge National River, and the hip town of Fayetteville. North, Summerville Dam and Lake provide f...
Mile 104
Ansted & Hawks Nest Settlers followed rich coal seams to the town of Ansted in the 1790s. Today, Ansted, which is perched atop Gauley Mountain, attracts visitors seeking the recreational opportunities and the scenery of the New River Gorge.Hawks Nest State Park 304.658.5212. "Grand Canyon of the East." 838-acre state park, perched on the edge of the New River Gorge. Spectacular ...
Mile 102
Gauley Mountain CMP If curvy roads, great scenery, and elevation are your thing- this is the section of road for you!Hairpin Adventure - Part One, MM 97-102 - 5 miles - 89 curves The driving fun begins as travelers leave Gauley Bridge's often-photographed Cathedral Falls, and begin the curvy, scenic climb up Gauley Mountain. Sway around 89 curves, many hairpin, in the 5-mile trek to the top wher...
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