Experience the unique sights, natural settings and rich history of Wheeling on this extraordinary 13 mile paved trail, Wheeling’s former railroads!
The Ohio River Trail runs north-south starting at the city line in South Wheeling and reaches the Pike Island Dam where the trail continues into Brooke County. In Wheeling’s 8.5-mile distance, the trail follows the river, passing many of the city’s industrial sites and crossing through Wheeling Heritage Port. Along the way, stop to read the historic signs, take in the National Historis Landmark Wheeling Suspension Bridge, and view the river traffic particularly as barges pass through the locks at Pike Island.
The Wheeling Creek Trail runs east-west providing opportunities to cross the Hempfield Viaduct high above the creek and experience the Hempfield Tunnel (Tunnel Green). THe trail begins in downtown connecting to the Ohio River Trail at Heritage Port and extends five miles to Elm Grove.
The Wheeling Heritage Trails are an important element adding to Wheeling’s vitality.