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Headhouse Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

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.

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.

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Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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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

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#177

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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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