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Monday, June 24, 2024

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...

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...

Ghost town hidden in W.Va. may soon be accessible to hikers

A wagon road climbs the mountain behind the Dunglen Hotel, deep in the New River Gorge.
A little-known, practically inaccessible ghost town in the mountains of southern West Virginia may soon be open to those willing to hike there —...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hiking through spruce at Walter Nature Park

David Sibray hikes through a grove of Norway Spruce at Walter Nature Park in Putnam County.
I had the opportunity to walk the one-mile loop trail at Walter Nature Park near Winfield, West Virginia, in Putnam County, a delightful path...

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...

Bethany's Parkinson Forest added to old-growth network

Students at Bethany College stroll the Parkinson Forest.
The Parkinson Forest at Bethany College has been added to the national Old-Growth Forest Network—the eleventh site in West Virginia to be included and...

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