West Virginia

Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike

Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike Trail is a 10 mile trail located in Braxton County, West Virginia within the Gauley River National Recreation Area.

photo: Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike. Photo by Brian M. Powell.

Length: 10.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: Access at Bullstown Hist. Area & Millstone Run Parking Area.
State(s): West Virginia
Counties: Braxton
Longitude: -80.619918
Latitude: 38.844623

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Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike is a historic turnpike located at Burnsville, Braxton County, West Virginia. It is a 10 mile long section of trail, approximately 20 feet in width, with an unpaved surface. It is administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. The route was built starting in 1847 to provide access to Sutton for transport of product to grist mills and sawmills, and provided access to the Bulltown sawmills. During the American Civil War, the turnpike was used in 1861 by Union troops to move to take control of western Virginia. It was also critical in the movement of troops during the Battle of Bulltown on October 13, 1863. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Additional Details

Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Grass or vegetation
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation

Average Grade: 23%
Maximum Grade: 50%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: USACE Brochure and Map

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
US Army Corps of Engineers
Burnsville Lake
HC Box 24
Burnsville Lake, WV 26335
(304) 853-2371
[email protected]



Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike. Photo by Brian M. Powell.

Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike. Photo by Brian M. Powell.


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