Trail friends, please be aware that conditions on the Allegheny Highlands Trail from Gilman to Kerens are unsuitable for biking and other recreational use at this time. Work to install broadband cable has damaged the trail surface significantly. We are supportive of this project and the benefits it will bring to the surrounding trail communities, but sad to see the impact of the work in progress. It is our understanding that repairs will be made when the project is complete. We do not know when that is expected, but will post information as it is available. Meanwhile, please avoid this section of the trail or proceed with extreme caution. A ride-around is available on the Leading Creek Road.
3/25/22 HTF Events in April!
The Highlands Trail Foundation will be present at the Ramps and Rail Festival on April 23rd in Elkins. We will have a booth at the event and organize a community ride at roughly 10 am. The following weekend on the 30th we will be having a trail cleanup event. You can reach out to us through our website or on Facebook to sign up online, you can also sign up in person at the Festival. We appreciate any help from our volunteers on this momumental and important task. After you reach out to us we will get back to you with a meeting place and a section of trail your party will be responsible for. Bags and grabbers will be provided by the Adopt a Highway Program. We hope to see you this April!
2/12/22 Introduction to our New Board Members
We would like to formally introduce our new board memebers. You may know Stephanie Murphy, from her work with the town of Parsons. We also have owner of Piccolo Paula's Jon Bush joining our board with another Parsons local Sam Blosser. Lastly we have Bill Hartman from Elkins for a total of four new board members. With the growth of our organization there are many exciting developments in the works that we will be glad to share with you shortly!
9/12/21 Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon Success!
It’s a wrap. Hard to top a race where a bald eagle soars low and slow over the START minutes before takeoff. So fitting on this 9/11 anniversary. Sarah Forbes - Queen for the day. She runs a great race. Thanks to the board, volunteers, and AmeriCorp support.
9/12/21 New AmeriCorps
Welcome Daniel Flood, AFNHA AmeriCorp! And thank-you Town of Hendricks for allowing Highlands Trail Foundation to utilize office space at Hendricks City Hall (HCH). Daniel will be on-site at HCH most Mondays and Wednesdays 10-2 and otherwise will be out doing trail monitoring and conservation / civic engagement projects.
Daniel hails from Long Island, New York. He recently graduated from Stony Brook University. He likes to mountain bike, enjoys music, and he has a love of animals and the outdoors. He looks forward to being personally invested in the stewardship of nature and the great state of West Virginia.