Warrior Trail

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Warrior Trail
Length 67 mi (108 km)
Location Pennsylvania and West Virginia, United States
Trailheads East: Monongahela River at Greensboro, Pennsylvania
West: Ohio River south of Moundsville, West Virginia
Use Hiking
Hiking details
Season Year-round
Hazards Severe Weather

Warrior Trail predates the European settlement of Pennsylvania by several millennia. It follows a path used for 5,000 years by Native Americans going to Flint Ridge in Ohio for trading and conferencing. The route was first studied by professors at Waynesburg College in the 1930s. The path now carries Warrior Trail, offering a hike of great historical interest, as well as pastoral farm scenery and stunning rural vistas. This is not a wilderness trail and is not suitable for primitive backpacking, but it is unique for Pennsylvania, reminiscent more of a European countryside path than an eastern American forest trail.

Warrior Trail reaches from the Monongahela River at Greensboro to the Ohio River south of Moundsville, West Virginia. The total distance is 67 miles (108 km), with 45 miles (72 km) in Pennsylvania. Marked with yellow blazes and red mileposts, the trail mostly follows an east-west course 5 to 6 miles north of the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border, along the ridges that form a divide between watersheds. There are no streams to ford along the trail's entire length. Three Adirondack-type shelters are spaced relatively evenly along the trail's distance in Pennsylvania. Warrior Trail is entirely on private property, and volunteers have worked very hard to maintain the cooperation of landowners. Please allow this advantageous situation to continue by respecting private property.

Warrior Trail Association has published a trail guide. To obtain a guide or for further information, contact Warrior Trail Association, P.O. Box 103, Waynesburg, PA 15370.

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