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Headhouse Trail

Intermediate
 3.2 (5)

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


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

1,986' 605 m

High

1,588' 484 m

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Up

398' 121 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Hunter R

Trail Ratings

  3.2 from 5 votes

#7

in Fayetteville

#24950

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Trail Rankings

#7

in Fayetteville

#221

in West Virginia

#24,950

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Looking up from the bottom of the trail- time to climb.
Feb 24, 2019 near Fayette…, WV

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Check-Ins

Nov 7, 2021
Bethany S
Aug 1, 2021
Braden Herrick
1.7mi — 0h 55m
May 31, 2021
Braden Herrick
1.2mi — 1h 00m
Sep 30, 2019
Jen Brown-Whale
Clear, flat trail. The historic site is worth the hike back up.
Jul 5, 2019
Mike Farrenkopf
Did the full loop, from this upper parking area all the way down and around the lower town, then back. It was late afternoon and the trails were empty 5mi — 1h 30m
Nov 22, 2018
Brad Richey
1.2mi — 1h 00m