Natural and Cultural History

img_3070The rail-trails are a showcase for our waterways, cultural and industrial history, and the ever-changing habitats of the Allegheny Mountains, part of the central Appalachians.

The interpretative signs linked below can also be viewed at trailhead kiosks.

Mon River Rail-Trail

Railroad History of the Mon River Rail-Trail
Industrial History of the Monongahela River
Monongahela River Ecology


Deckers Creek Rail-Trail

Railroad History of the Deckers Creek Rail-Trail
Fish of Deckers Creek
Deckers Creek Ecology


All Rail-Trails in North Central West Virginia

Bird Migration
Bird Watching
Spring Wildflowers
Fall Wildflowers
Invasive Species