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Strausbaugh Trail

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0.3 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -114' -35 m
High: 1,030' 314 m
Low: 916' 279 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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This trail heads along the north boundary of the WVU Core Arboretum.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This area is open from dawn to dusk.

Description

One of many trails at West Virginia University's Core Arboretum, Strausbaugh Trail descends through hardwood forest along the north boundary of the arboretum. In the winter, enjoy excellent views of the Monongahela River and surrounding environs through the trees. In the spring and summer, leaves in the canopy limit these views, but wildlife and wildflowers abound. This trail can be accessed from the main parking lot off Monongahela Boulevard (if you are hiking downhill), or from the Cliff Trail or Sheldon Trail (if you are hiking uphill). Strausbaugh is typically one of the more traveled hiking paths to climb up or down through the arboretum since it is wider and slightly less steep. Join with other Core Arboretum Trails to make a variety of interesting loops in this urban retreat.

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Pay attention to the plaques on trees placed by Earl Core denoting different types of tree species.

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View of the Monongahela River valley from the Strausbaugh Trail
Feb 26, 2018 near Star City, WV

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