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Opening of Beckley Trail Gives Hikers New Place to Explore


Hikers now have new grounds to trek with the opening of a trail in Beckley.

WVNS-TV reports the Grey Flat Trails, located behind the Paul Cline Memorial Soccer Field, was recently designed by Gary Moorefield.

Mayor Rob Rappold recognized Moorefield for his volunteer work before hikers took to the trails Sunday afternoon. Moorefield spent his time creating the trail so the community could have a place to explore.

Raleigh County Historical Society President Tom Sopher says he loves learning the history the backyards of Beckley have to offer.

Sopher, who described walking the new trails as peaceful and calm, was one of about 60 hikers who captured its serenity and also got in some exercise.