Caperton Trail

This trail offers 6 miles of paved surface, perfect for rollerblading, walking, and biking.

A playground on the Caperton Trail

Trail Location


Trail Length

6 miles



Nearby Towns

Morgantown, Star City


Walking, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, In-line Skating, Handicap Accessible

Trail Surface


Trail Description

Located within the Star City and Morgantown city limits, this trail runs through the Edith Barill Park, the WVU Core Arboretum and the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park. The Caperton Trail is an urban trail with easy access to neighboring restaurants and shopping areas in Morgantown and Star City. The trail was named in honor of Governor Gaston Caperton and is maintained by BOPARC.

Parking & Trail Access

There is parking available in Morgantown at Ruby Hazel McQuain Riverfront Park, Seneca Center and a metered parking lot is located in the Wharf District. In Star City there is parking at Edith Barill Riverfront Park.

Sights along the Upper Mon

Besides the beautiful scenery and good fishing, there are many historical places to visit and several areas that offer overnight accommodations. Some of the attractions in Greene County along the trail include:

  • Dilliner, Two Rivers Marina and Campground
  • Greensboro, 1781
  • Historic pottery town
  • Bed & Breakfast Inn
  • Mon View Park
  • Glassworks, 1805 – Site of the first glassworking plant west of the Monongahela River
  • Rices Landing, 1792
  • Camping allowed at Pumpkin Run Park
  • Public riverfront
  • Boat ramp on Pumpkin Run
  • Access to hiking on the Catawba Trail
  • Historic tours of:
    • W.A. Young Foundry and Machine Shop
    • 100-year-old two cell jail
    • Lock 6 Museum
    • Ten Mile Creek
  • Wide tributary host of numerous marinas, docks, ramps and parks