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Barton's Lake Trail

Intermediate
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A 4-mile plus trail in North Bend State Park that leads to an open field and the North Bend Lake.


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2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

967' 295 m

High

708' 216 m

Low

350' 107 m

Up

341' 104 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

This trail can also be accessed from the Overlook Trail and the Cokeley Recreation Area equestrian trailhead. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Description

Beginning near the at the dam at the Jughandle Day-Use Area, the blue-blazed trail winds through the woods with varying grades. About a mile in, the trail meets the Fisherman's Trail trailhead, which runs along the reservoir lake.

Stay to the right and the trails continues to meander through the woods before emerging at an open field (with a view of the North Bend Lake. The trail ends at the lake where it again intersects the Fisherman's Trail. Taking the spur east leads to the Cokeley Recreation Area that provides boating and fishing access.

Flora & Fauna

White pine, Sugar maple, Flowering dogwood, Japanese barberry, Wild garlic, Buttercup, Ground-ivy, Ferns

Contacts

Shared By:

Ryan Spr

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#191

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Leaving the woods, looking east, to enter the open field--with the North Bend Lake in the background.
May 24, 2021 near Harrisv…, WV
Crossing a North Bend Lake run.
May 24, 2021 near Harrisv…, WV
Barton's Lake Trail as it moves east.
May 24, 2021 near Harrisv…, WV
Barton's Lake Trail where it meets the Fisherman's Trail trailhead.
May 24, 2021 near Harrisv…, WV

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