You can now enjoy this walk/bike connection to and from the Suncrest and Collin Ferry Road neighborhoods down to the Mon River Rail-Trail near mile 4.5.
Collins Ferry Connector Ribbon-Cutting Celebration
Tuesday, October 3, 1PM
Meet at the Trailhead (end of Collins Ferry Road)
All are Welcome!
Join the Mon River Trails Conservancy in celebrating the new Collins Ferry Connector at the end of Collins Ferry Road. This is the newest neighborhood- trail connection and improves the access of those living in the Suncrest neighborhood and along Collins Ferry Road to the Mon River Rail-Trail. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3. Following the ribbon-cutting, you can join a walk on the Connector down to the Mon River Rail-Trail and back (less than a half mile round trip).
The Collins Ferry Connector, which is less than a quarter mile, has a steep descent to the Mon River Rail-Trail. In West Virginia style, the ferry road was built into a mountain; it has narrow pinch points and steep banks. The new compacted stone surfacing has made that journey much easier, but please go slow and stay alert. If biking, check your brakes at the top. Please share the trail with others; those coming down should yield to those coming up.
The Collins Ferry Connector once was a section of the Pennsylvania, Morgantown, to Beverly Turnpike, which was constructed between 1836 and 1853 by the state of Virginia, and was later deeded to West Virginia when it became a state. As a wagon trail, it has a steeper slope than what you may usually experience on rail-trails.
The Collins Ferry Connector project is partially funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways.
There have been so many that have touched this project in the last 20+ years! Thank you to all that have worked to make this vision into a reality.
Division of Highways DOT Recreational Trail Grant Program
Mon River Trails Conservancy Donors
Mountain Valley Resources
Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
WV Division of Highways
WV Division of Multimodal Transportation Facilities – Rail Section