Mon River Trail Conservancy
799 E Brockway Ave, Morgantown, WV
The Mon River Trail Conservancy maintains 48 miles of recreational trails that span three counties in north-central West Virginia. The Caperton Trail is mostly flat and heads from Morgantown’s downtown area toward Point Marion, Pennsylvania, by following the Monongahela River. The Decker’s Creek Trail goes from downtown to Preston County and features a 2% grade. The Mon River Trail heads south toward Fairmont, West Virginia and features pastures and wooded areas. There are several access points along each trail, with the most popular being in the downtown Morganton area at Hazel Ruby McQuain park. During the year, several races (both running and triathlon) use the trails for their courses. The trail also is near several playgrounds and restaurants that accommodate people coming off the trail.
One item of note is that Hazel Ruby McQuain Park is located near a facility used by the Morgantown Utility Board. The facility sometimes emits a strong (but harmless) odor that the Board is trying to reduce.