Coal Heritage Trail
State: West Virginia
Length: 97.6 mi / 157.0 km
Time to Allow: Take three hours to drive this byway.
Wind through mountains and valleys showcasing America's remarkable industrial heritage. The region commemorates the history and culture of the coal industry and the impact it has had on the physical and social environment. Numerous resources line the corridor, including coal company towns, tipples, railroad structures, and reclaimed mining lands.
History along the Coal Heritage Trail reaches deeper than the mines for which the byway was named. Tunnel into the byway’s historically rich culture by taking part in fascinating events and visiting historic sites that will ingrain the Coal Heritage Trail in your memory.
Cast your fishing line into the fall-chilled waters of the New River Gorge National River near two of West Virginia's National Scenic Byways: the Coal Heritage Trail and the Midland Trail.
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1-Day Trip: Architecture and Built Environment Tour
This Architecture and Built Environment itinerary includes stops at all significant examples in the built environment along the Coal Heritage Trail...
1-Day Trip: Exploring the Coal Heritage Trail
From Beckley to Bramwell, there is much to explore along this road.