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Needleseye park at Oak Hill now open to hikers, climbers

Hiker at Needles Eye
Climbers and hikers are welcome to begin exploring a 300-acre park under construction near the New River Gorge that includes more than two miles...

Piney Creek trails attracting dozens daily; trail map unveiled

Hikers explore a trail in the Grey Flats Trail System at Beckley, W.Va.
Hikers, bikers, and runners in growing numbers are venturing onto woodland trails in the new Piney Creek Trail System near Beckley, West Virginia, according...

Six W.Va. state parks hosting Jan. 1 hikes

Hemlock roots at Blackwater Falls State Park
Six state parks in West Virginia are participating in the national First Day hiking initiative on January 1, welcoming hikers to join in what...

Moonrise walk hints at increased physical activity in southern W.Va.

Officials say a moonrise walk that attracted a record number of hikers to the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia last week could...

Construction on New River Gorge trail to Long Point set for...

Construction on the Long Point Trail—one of the most popular trails in the national park system in southern West Virginia—has been scheduled to close...

Saturday hike planned to “Island of Dead” on New River

Hikers peer into a coke oven on New River
The National Park Service has scheduled a four-hour hike Saturday, June 10, to the legendary Red Ash Island cemetery on the New River and...

“Cool” June events beckon guests to Canaan Valley Resort

Panorama of Canaan Valley
From a festival dedicated to avian species of the Alleghenies to a two-day celebration of native Irish road bowling, many "cool" opportunities beckon travelers to the...

New trail to historic mill ruin to open Saturday in Beckley

Hikers visit falls at Beckley Mill, Beckley, Raleigh County
Officials in Beckley, West Virginia, on Saturday will open a new hiking trail to provide access to the ruins of the mill established by...

9.5-mile hike planned at Pipestem state park May 27

Tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, WV, Summers County, Bluestone Region
Hikers up for a challenge are invited to join in a free 9.5-mile trek at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27, part of the...

Harpers Ferry rangers to lead strenuous May 8 hike to Split...

Rangers with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will lead a particularly strenuous hike to Split Rock on the Loudoun Heights Trail May 8,...

Ranger to guide evening hikes to secluded cliff on Summersville Lake

Long Point photo courtesy Anne Johnson
Beginning April 24, a ranger will guide Monday evening hikes to the secluded Long Point overlook at Summersville Lake in south-central West Virginia, offering...

Hike to Long Point at Summersville Lake set for April 8

A chance encounter with a bald eagle and spectacular views of the largest lake in West Virginia are highlights of a walk on the...

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