Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Morgantown area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown, West Virginia map area

Morgantown, West Virginia

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Caperton Trail

Cheat Lake

Deckers Creek Trail

Marion County Trail (MCTrail)

Mon River Trail North

Mon River Trail South

Morgantown is located along the Monongahela River in the northern part of West Virginia, 6 miles south of the border with Pennsylvania. This area has four recreational trails for walking, running and bike riding. The trails follow the shores of the Monongahela River and Deckers Creek.

Mon River Trail North

The Mon River Trail North is a 6-mile long unpaved pathway located along the Monongahela River. The route extends from the border with Pennsylvania going south to where it meets the Caperton Trail near Edith Barill Riverfront Park in Star City. The trail goes through the densely wooded area along the east shores of the Monongahela River. The surface of the trail is compacted crushed limestone. it is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking.

Caperton Trail

The Caperton Trail is a 6-mile long paved path that spans from just north of Edith Barill Riverfront Park in Star City to a point along the river, south of the Downtown Morgantown area not far form Mountaineer Mall. The surface is asphalt and is appropriate for all types of bikes, walking, running and rollerblading. The trail follows the Monongahela River and goes past the heart of Morgantown and is accessible from many locations. The trail goes past parks, restaurants and other points of interest and has pretty views of the boats sailing along the river.

The Caperton Trail goes past the following points of interest: Edith Barill Riverfront Park, Hawley Field, WVU Coliseum, Beechurst PRT Station, Hazel Ruby McQuain Park, the Monongahela waterfront and the locks along the river.

The south end of the Caperton Trail is the north end of the Mon River Trail South.

Mon River Trail South

The Mon River Trail South is an 18-mile long unpaved pathway that extends from the south end of Morgantown to Pricketts Fort State Park. The trail follows along the tight bends of the Monongahela River through remote thick woods and has very few road crossings. The trail has a surface of compacted crushed limestone. The trail goes past the communities of Little Falls and Jordan.

The north end of the Mon River Trail South is located at a point along the river about a quarter mile north of the intersection of University Avenue and Greenbag Road. This location is the border of Morgantown and is the south end of the paved Caperton Trail.

The south end of the Mon River Trail South is located at Pricketts Fort State Park the end of Overfort Lane to the north of Fairmont. The state park is a recreation of the original fort that was at this site in the late 1700's. At this point, trail users can connect to the Marion County Trail (MCTrail) and head into Fairmont.

Deckers Creek Trail

Deckers Creek Trail is a 19-mile long unpaved pathway that extends from the Monongahela River at Morgantown to the east side of Reedsville. The trail follows alongside the meandering Deckers Creek as it goes through Morgantown, Brookhaven, Masontown and Reedsville. For much of the route, the trail travels through dense forest and past farmland.

The west end of the trail is located at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park near the Westover Bridge. The trail then heads east through the greenspace along the creek, going past Whitmore Park and Marilla Park. The east end is along Morgan Mine Road to the east of Reedsville.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in West Virginia

Below is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of West Virginia.