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Ask Levi: Should I worry about poisonous snakes on the trail?

Encounters with venomous snakes in West Virginia need not worry hikers.
The other day a reader write that a rattlesnake had been spotted on one of her favorite hiking trails. Should she really be worried,...

Trail guide picks his top three hikes in the New River...

The largest falls on Glade Creek in the New River Gorge is roughly a mile upstream of its mouth.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Trail guide Levi Moore has been hiking the New River Gorge for decades. Now that it's become part of the New...

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...

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...

Unique, single-leafed orchid sprouts in winter woodlands in West Virginia

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Only the most sharp-eyed outdoor enthusiasts may have spotted this remarkable one-leafed orchid hiding in the West Virginia woodlands in winter. While...

Video: Natural bridge hidden in southern Roane County, W.Va.

David Sibray explores a natural bridge in Roane County.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxaiPr0QaCE Scenic Roane County, West Virginia, boasts its fair share of rock formations, but the largest of three small natural bridges there makes for an...

Hike to Long Point at Summersville Lake set for April 8

A walk on the Long Point, the focus of a two-hour guided hike scheduled for April 8 near Summersville, W.Va. According to Levi Moore of...

Hike on Alice Knight Trail leads to beloved W.Va. waterfall

I could hardly have chosen a more sweltering afternoon on which to hike the Alice Knight Memorial Trail — a 1.1-mile loop that follows...

Expert New River Gorge hiker shares her four favorite national park...

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Which are the best hiking trails in West Virginia's new national park? Deb Moses Lamey, president of Friends of the New...

W.Va. State Parks hosting Jan. 1 guided hikes at eight parks

Ice at Blackwater Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV, Allegheny Highlands Region
Guided hikes have been scheduled for January 1, 2022, at eight state parks in West Virginia in concert with the national First Day Hikes...

Six tips for hiking through the West Virginia forest in winter...

At the center of the eastern U.S., West Virginia makes fora popular destination for winter hiking.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Hiking in West Virginia in winter can prove a transcendent experience. Nothing compares to a stroll through a wonderland of snow...

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