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Brooke Pioneer Trail — Wellsburg, WV to Wheeling, WV

Brooke Pioneer Trail 28 to 36-Mile Bike Ride

Come out for a ride! This is part of a trail ride series sponsored by the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) intended to bring awareness to the wonderful trails in our quad-state region (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). All cyclists are welcome for this rails-to-trails, moderate-paced ride! 

Join us, as we visit the Yankee Trail, Brook Pioneer Trail, and the Wheeling Heritage Trail. The ride departs the Crooked Dock or the Station Grill and follows the Yankee Trail and the Brooke Pioneer Trail along the east bank of the Ohio River between Wellsburg and the Brooke–Ohio County line to Short Creek. Here the Brooke Pioneer Trail continues into Ohio County as the Wheeling Heritage Trails. All trails are paved and easy to ride and provide a total of 28-miles of scenic biking.  

Trailhead

Crooked Dock Trailhead -  30 12th St, Wellsburg, WV 26070

GPS:40.274730, -80.613143 

(304) 737-3280

 

 

Features and Points of Interest: 

The Brooke Pioneer Trail and Yankee Rail Trail run from Wellsburg to Wheeling, following the east bank of the mighty Ohio River. The railroad bridges at Buffalo Creek, Harrison Run, Short Creek and Cross Creek were constructed for Panhandle Railroad Company's first Steubenville to Wheeling run, February 24,1878. The cut sandstone walls between markers 4 and 6 were put in place for the Panhandle Traction Co.(street cars) around 1901.

Social

Following the ride a social gathering and dinner will be held at the Crooked Dock.  

 

 

 

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