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Arboretum No Longer Alone

Students, staff and community members gathered on April 29 for WVU’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Falling Run Trail.

Glenn Trail

Trail marker on the new Falling Run Trail. //Photo Credit: Ali Chambers


The Falling Run Trail Project is a volunteer based organization that has been working on building hiking and biking paths in Morgantown. The completion of this trail system was a collaboration between many different entities within the university. WVU provided tools and materials, the trail system was designed by landscape architecture professor Vaike Hass and student volunteers worked tirelessly and contributed hundreds of community service hours throughout the fall and spring semester to complete the trails.

Trail Crew

Volunteers worked on the trail for nearly 700 hours during Fall 2016. //Photo Credit: Ali Chambers


Only a short walk from the Mountainlair, this trail is a hidden gem for students looking to get outdoors! The trail connects the downtown campus to WVU’s Organic Farm. Within the greenspace, there are 16 different trails and 11 different access points. Each trail is blazed with a different color and a trail sign.

Trail Map

For more information about the Falling Run Trail Project follow them on Facebook, Twitter ( @FallingRunTrail) and Instagram ( @fallingruntrail). Share your adventures on social media with #fallingruntrail to show how you’re using the space!

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