The Best Trails in West Virginia (United States)

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Photo of Endless wall trail Photo of Big Springs Gap Trailhead to Dry Fork Trailhead Photo of Keys Gap to Blackburn Trail Center
  • Endless wall trail

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    Hiking
    near Kaymoor, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    3.19mi
    Elevation +
    354f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Endless wall trail Photo of Endless wall trail Photo of Endless wall trail

    Easy hiking near the walls of the New River gorge. Many scenery spots on the way with great views of the river and the impressive New River bridge. Be ware parking your car along the road when the parking lot is full. Th...

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  • near Porterwood, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    4.33mi
    Elevation +
    66f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Big Springs Gap Trailhead to Dry Fork Trailhead Photo of Big Springs Gap Trailhead to Dry Fork Trailhead Photo of Big Springs Gap Trailhead to Dry Fork Trailhead

    Big Springs Gap Trailhead to the Dry Fork Trailhead through the Otter Creek Wilderness. This is a beautiful trail that follows Otter Creek. The trail begins on a steady downward grade and flattens out after about a mile ...

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  • near Keys Gap, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    13.84mi
    Elevation +
    2041f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Keys Gap to Blackburn Trail Center Photo of Keys Gap to Blackburn Trail Center Photo of Keys Gap to Blackburn Trail Center

    A 12 mile out and back hike from Keys Gap to the Blackburn Trail Center, where we will have lunch before returning to Keys Gap. We will stop at the David Lesser Shelter and Buzzard Rocks for some good views of the Massan...

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  • Coopers Rock State Forest

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    near Pisgah, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    6.71mi
    Elevation +
    856f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Coopers Rock State Forest Photo of Coopers Rock State Forest Photo of Coopers Rock State Forest

    A great hike that visits two overlooks of the Cheat River gorge and explores the maze of towering sandstone below the cliffs. Rhododendron is abundant along the route.

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  • near Cabins, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    5.22mi
    Elevation +
    2077f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of 2020-10-17 Chimney Top, West Virginia Photo of 2020-10-17 Chimney Top, West Virginia Photo of 2020-10-17 Chimney Top, West Virginia

    A moderate half-day hike to some soaring cliffs that’s popular in the region. Click the following "View more" link for detailed trip report.

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  • GWNF Forest Road Jeep Tour

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    Off Road
    near Preston Heights, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    130.39mi
    Elevation +
    13704f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of GWNF Forest Road Jeep Tour Photo of GWNF Forest Road Jeep Tour Photo of GWNF Forest Road Jeep Tour

    All-day wheeling tour of George Washington National Forest roads. I've put together an all-day wheeling tour of George Washington National Forest roads west of Harrisonburg, VA and north of Hwy 33. These roads can be do...

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  • Tygart Lake State Park Trail Run

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    Trail Running
    near Yates (historical), West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    12.68mi
    Elevation +
    932f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Tygart Lake State Park Trail Run Photo of Tygart Lake State Park Trail Run Photo of Tygart Lake State Park Trail Run

    Tygart Lake State Park has a handful of short trails. This run links them all together with some road running. It starts and ends at the beach parking lot. It also includes a stop at the dam overlook.

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  • near Horse Shoe Curve, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    19.96mi
    Elevation +
    3294f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Appalachian Trail: Snicker's Gap to Harper's Ferry Photo of Appalachian Trail: Snicker's Gap to Harper's Ferry Photo of Appalachian Trail: Snicker's Gap to Harper's Ferry

    20 mile A.T. hike from Virginia Route 7 to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Not a lot of elevation changes, but very rocky trail. Includes stop off at PATC Blackburn Trail Center, where there is water and a hiker's hostel.

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  • Hiking to the balance rock

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    near Douglas, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    3.67mi
    Elevation +
    328f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Hiking to the balance rock Photo of Hiking to the balance rock Photo of Hiking to the balance rock

    A pleasant and easy hike in the Black water state park. We started from the park lodge parking lot. Cross the road and took the water tank trail (see state parks map). We turned right on the Spruce trail until we met the...

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  • near Keys Gap, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    7.94mi
    Elevation +
    840f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Va AT: Key's Gap to Loudoun Heights Photo of Va AT: Key's Gap to Loudoun Heights Photo of Va AT: Key's Gap to Loudoun Heights

    Trek on the AT from Key's Gap (Va Rt 9) to the Loudoun Heights Trail in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Good views east across Between the Hills Valley to Short Hill Mountain at powerline cut and spur trail to Bl...

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  • High falls

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    near Beulah, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    8.51mi
    Elevation +
    1365f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of High falls Photo of High falls Photo of High falls

    CAT/ENG Ruta senzilleta per boscos humits de Freixes. Puja i baixa bastant constant amb camí bastant rocós. El terreny es molt humit, molt recomanable xiruques goretex, hi ha força herba humida i fangar. IMPORTANT:...

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  • near Cornwallis, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    13.43mi
    Elevation +
    1322f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of North Bend State Park to Harrisville & Back Photo of North Bend State Park to Harrisville & Back Photo of North Bend State Park to Harrisville & Back

    This out-and-back trail run starts at the North Bend State Park Lodge. It goes through the park and into Harrisville. The turnaround point is Bernadine's Five & Dime. There is a section near the river where I had to back...

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  • near Rockland, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    7.62mi
    Elevation +
    1998f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of 2021-10-23 Tibbet Rock and Big Schloss from Wolf Gap Photo of 2021-10-23 Tibbet Rock and Big Schloss from Wolf Gap Photo of 2021-10-23 Tibbet Rock and Big Schloss from Wolf Gap

    Two popular hikes from Wolf Gap done back-to-back, from the boundary separating Virginia and West Virginia. Overall the trail to Big Schloss was wider, more even and in better shape. The views at Big Schloss were also be...

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  • Ragnar Appalachians WV

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    Trail Running
    near Cranesville, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    12.68mi
    Elevation +
    961f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Ragnar Appalachians WV Photo of Ragnar Appalachians WV Photo of Ragnar Appalachians WV

    This is all three loops of the Ragnar Appalachians Trail Relay. Total mileage was actually 14.6 miles. My Garmin failed to record two miles of the Green Loop. These trails are VERY rocky. The scenery is fantastic. Ragnar...

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  • Upper New River Raft Float

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Prince, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    17.24nm
    Elevation +
    751f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo of Upper New River Raft Float Photo of Upper New River Raft Float Photo of Upper New River Raft Float

    Stretch of the New River suited for a two or three-day family raft float. A descent of the New River Gorge can be added to this stretch. Did not do it at this time because water level was high. Adding the Gorge would mak...

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  • Long point trail

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    near Garten, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    3.15mi
    Elevation +
    315f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo of Long point trail Photo of Long point trail Photo of Long point trail

    Easy hike from the trail head to the long point. The view of the gorge and the bridge is magnificent!

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  • Wolf Gap to Tibbet Knob

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    near Rockland, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    3.52mi
    Elevation +
    1030f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo of Wolf Gap to Tibbet Knob Photo of Wolf Gap to Tibbet Knob Photo of Wolf Gap to Tibbet Knob

    Trail head in Wolf Gap parking, approximately 1.6 miles one way. Provides great views and is less busy than nearby Big Schloss.

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  • near Rockland, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    12.76mi
    Elevation +
    2382f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Big Schloss, Mill Mountain, and Stoney Creek loop

    This hike was one of the hardest for me to rate due to the high variance of the trail. The view of Big Schloss coming in from the north was pretty majestic and really represents the name well. From the outcrop, there wer...

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  • New River Gorge Exploring 161125

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    Off Road
    near Fayetteville, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    58.87mi
    Elevation +
    4774f
    TrailRank
    23

    1. Use this at your own risk. It’s intended to aid in your own trip planning and not as a turn by turn course to follow. To the best of my knowledge the track is on public roads. 2. This is an unmaintained and unsupport...

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  • Mountwood Park Trail Run

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    Trail Running
    near Deerwalk, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    14.15mi
    Elevation +
    1234f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo of Mountwood Park Trail Run Photo of Mountwood Park Trail Run Photo of Mountwood Park Trail Run

    This loop runs starts and ends at the lake parking lot. It loops the entire park with lots of ups and downs.

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  • Tibbet Knob via Wolf Gap

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    near Rockland, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    3.37mi
    Elevation +
    883f
    TrailRank
    22
    Photo of Tibbet Knob via Wolf Gap

    The views on Tibbet Knob and the outlooks on the way up are as good, if not better than the most popular hike in the are, Big Schloss. It may even be a better valley view than Big Schloss all together as your viewpoint i...

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  • near Bluff City, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    18.42mi
    Elevation +
    4731f
    TrailRank
    82| Rating 5.0
    Photo of 55 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VIRGINIA - Sección 33.2 - De US-470 Senator Shumate Bridge, New River, a Pine Swamp Branch Shelter Photo of 55 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VIRGINIA - Sección 33.2 - De US-470 Senator Shumate Bridge, New River, a Pine Swamp Branch Shelter Photo of 55 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VIRGINIA - Sección 33.2 - De US-470 Senator Shumate Bridge, New River, a Pine Swamp Branch Shelter

    Etapa 55 ⇐ Enlace a la etapa anterior: 54 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VIRGINIA - Sección 34.1 - De Sugar Run Gap - VA-663 a US-470 Senator Shumate Bridge. New River ⇒ Enlace a la etapa siguiente: 56 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - V...

    Long, difficult and beautiful hike Thank you very much
    René G.
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  • Tuscarora MTB Loop 2013-05-05

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    Mountain Bike
    near Capon Springs, West Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    20.33mi
    Elevation +
    2684f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Tuscarora MTB Loop 2013-05-05 Photo of Tuscarora MTB Loop 2013-05-05

    An all day back country mountain bike ride starting on the Tuscarora trail at Hwy 55 on the VA/WV border. See my 5/7/13 trip report at http://tinyurl.com/czowtmm (mtbr.com)

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