Twelve miles of the Allegheny Trail pass through the James River Ranger District. The Allegheny Trailhead provides an excellent access point for hikers headed for the Laurel Run Trailhead, 15 miles to the north on the Monongahela National Forest. This long distance trail crosses and follows the Eastern Continental Divide in the rugged Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia and Virginia. When complete, it will extend 330 miles from Preston County West Virginia, near the Pennsylvania border, to the Appalachian Trail in Monroe County, West Virginia. The Alleghany Trailhead can be reached by exiting I-64 at Jerry's Run (Exit 1).