Frequently Asked Questions
History of the Trail

Trail Conditions

The Kanawha Trace is broken into six maintanence sections. These maintanence sectors are used for us to determine where clearing and repairs need to be done. These locations are generally between road junctions along the trail. Below is a brief description of these maintenance sectors and where they are located on the trail. Use these condition updates to help you plan and prepare for your hike on the Kanawha Trace.

When you find the section that you are hiking in Click on that section and it will take you to a report on the conditions of the trail. The trail conditions are described as down trees, loss of markings due to down trees or vandalism, bridge reports, actual foot trail condition, and so on. If you have any questions or notice that we have missed something please on one of these sections of the trail feel free to email the Webmaster.


Maintanence Section 1

The first maintanence section is from Mile 0 to Mile 4.63. This is the first road junction on the trail (Blue Sulphur Road).
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Maintanence Section 2

The second maintanence section runs from Mile 4.63 to Mile 9.28. This section runs through Camp Arrowhead to Howells Mill Road.
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Maintanence Section 3

The thrid maintanence section runs from Mile 9.28 to14.61. This section passes over several road junctions but finally ends at Barkers Ridge.
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Maintanence Section 4

The fourth maintanence section runs from Mile 14.61 to Mile 19.91. This section goes from Barkers Ridge to Blackjack School House.  Blackjack is generally the overnight camping spot for must groups. This section also passes over several road junctions before ending at Blackjack.
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Maintanence Section 5

The fith maintanence section runs from Mile 19.91 to Mile 25.44. This section runs from Blackjack to the junction of Hannan Trace Road and Mason Road.
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Maintanence Section 6

The sixth and final maintanence section runs from Mile 25.44 to Mile 31.8. This sections runs from Mason Road to U.S. Route 35 at the end of the trail.
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