Foot of the mountain at Big Branch Road.
Turn on to Big Branch Road. You will be driving parallel with the railroad tracks and are on property of Booth Energy Company (previously CONSOL Energy). You will pass several buildings and will drive under two large conveyor belts. Keep parallel with the tracks until they end, never going over them or under them. When the tracks end, take the right fork up the mountain. You will be driving up the ridge for approx. 2.4 miles, and when you get to the top, the road splits in several directions. Look for the red and white sign with Big Laurel/Web of Life/JASMER. Leave the coal company road and take the ridge road indicated by the sign. From this sign, after approx. 0.5 miles, you’ll reach the Marcum Cemetery where the road splits. Take the right fork. Continue on the main road. About 0.4 mile past the Marcum Cemetery you’ll pass two small buildings on your left. In 1.6 miles you will pass the Hannah Cemetery to the left, surrounded by a wrought iron fence. Just past the Hannah Cemetery a road veers to the right. Do not take that ditched dirt road to the right. DO follow the main gravel road that curves slightly up and to the left. You will soon see the “Welcome to Web of Life Ecology Center” sign and Ecology Drive sign to the right. To reach Big Laurel continue down the main road for about 0.7 miles. Big Laurel driveway will be on the right.