ElevationAscent: 233' 71 m
Descent: -231' -70 m
High: 1,100' 335 m
Low: 969' 295 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A hike through the rich industrial history at Nuttallburg.”— Hunter R
While making your way down the trail, be sure to take the time to view the crumbling remains of the turn-of-the-century coke ovens, club house, residential community, and town post office. Lastly, venture over towards the iconic feat of engineering and the trail's namesake: the Nuttallburg Tipple and coal conveyor.
From here, head west along the Seldom Seen Trail for a quick out-and-back to the crumbling remains of building foundations that once supported the houses of Nuttallburg employees and their families. Continue north along the tipple trail, passing more historic remains before taking the trail's northern fork onto the Town Loop Trail.
Follow the Town Loop Trail for a glimpse into community life at Nuttallburg during the turn of the century. Along the trail, note the collapsing foundations of what once were schools, churches, and family homes. If so inclined, take time to read the numerous trail-side displays explaining the activities of daily life in this mining hub when the town was at its peak.
After enjoying the Town Loop Trail, head north along the Town Loop Connector Trail until the junction with the Keeneys Creek Rail Trail. Follow the Keeneys Creek Rail Trail east from the junction, descending gently toward the parking area.
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