Snake Island to Cavendish

Total Miles
7.1

Elevation

1002.98 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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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.

Difficulty

Trail is easy.

History

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

2

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.