Hiking

Hikers at Beauty Mountain

More than 4,000 miles of designated hiking trail wander the hills of West Virginia, literally ascending from its lowest points along the and the rivers to its highest at Spruce Knob. Along the way, hiking trails wander through state and national parks and lead through towns of every kind.

WE’RE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE: HIKING INFORMATION AT WEST VIRGINIA EXPLORER IS DOWN AND WILL BE PUBLISHED AGAIN IN AUTUMN 2017.

West Virginia Hiking News

David Sibray explores a natural bridge in Roane County.video

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

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...
Violet Wood Sorrel blossoms in a woodland. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons.

Eight W.Va. state parks ready for Green Day hiking weekend

After a long gray winter, hikers are as apt as wildflowers to burst forth, and eight West Virginia state parks are preparing for an...
Malorie Polster contemplates the New River from an overlook at Grandview. Photo courtesy Active Southern West Virginia.

Women’s empowerment hike set March 30 in New River Gorge

A women's empowerment hike to the legendary Long Point overlook of the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia, has been scheduled for March...
Levi Moore leads a winter hike through the woods in southern West Virginia.

Once wheelchair-bound, active-living mentor to lead Jan. 1 hike

First Day hiking has become enormously popular across the U.S., providing would-be enthusiasts the opportunity to jump-start their engines with a group of like-minded...
A wagon road climbs the mountain behind the Dunglen Hotel, deep in the New River Gorge.

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

A little-known, practically inaccessible ghost town in the mountains of southern West Virginia may soon be open to those willing to hike there —...

Leave a Reply