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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -398' -121 m
High: 1,986' 605 m
Low: 1,588' 484 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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A moderately-graded gravel path leading to the Nuttallburg coal mine site.

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Family Friendly While the Headhouse Trail's grades may be strenuous at times, its short length and access to fantastic historic sites make for a worthwhile hike with children.

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Travel down the Headhouse Trail for a peek into the ins and outs of mining at the Nuttallburg coal mine site. Enjoy the rusting remains of a once bustling coal mine, taking time to visit the multitude of displays explaining day to day operations at Nuttallburg, as well as the coal extraction process. For a grander Nuttallburg experience, make your way down the Conveyor Trail and discover the remnants of Nuttallburg's coal processing plants and adjoining town.

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Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Nov 22, 2018
Brad Richey
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