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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 6' 2 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 983' 300 m
Low: 970' 296 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (1°)

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A hike through the rich industrial history at Nuttallburg.

Hunter R

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Family Friendly Historical artifacts along the trail provide exciting destinations for children.

Description

Hike down the Tipple Trail for a glimpse into the past of one of the nation's most historic mining towns. Founded in 1870 by John Nuttall, Nuttallburg was one of the first mining sites on the New River Gorge to produce "smokeless coal" - an altered version of coal produced through extensive heating in ovens and rapid cooling in the New River's icy waters.

While making your way down the trail, be sure and take time to view the crumbling remains of the turn-of-the-century coke ovens, club house, and town post office. Lastly, venture over toward the iconic feat of engineering and the trail's namesake: the Nuttallburg Tipple and coal conveyor.

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Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Jun 21, 2017
Terri Rosenwald

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