Snake Island to Cavendish

Total Miles


1,002.98 ft


2 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The trail is easy and can be made by any stock 4x4 vehicle with adequate ground clearance. What makes this trail significant and worthy of a ride is it runs along the Meadow River which brought lumber into the town of Rainelle, WV on one end of the trail, and the other end is located where General Robert E Lee picked up his horse during the civil war.

Photos of Snake Island to Cavendish

Snake Island to Cavendish
Snake Island to Cavendish
Snake Island to Cavendish


Trail is easy.


Near here, at the highest point on the Midland Trail, Gen. Robert E. Lee had headquarters during his campaign in West Virginia in 1861. His famous war horse "Traveler," was brought to him here from the Andrew Johnston farm in Greenbrier County.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Mark Himmel
Jun 24, 2023
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Krystal Deitz
Apr 10, 2023
Permanently Closed

Access Description

Take 60 North out of Rainelle WV to Cavendish Road or go to the only red light in the town of Rainelle, WV and turn down the ninth street going toward the lumber mill. Either of these routes will get you on the trail.

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