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

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 —...
David Sibray inspects some of the many large trees that grow along the Polls Plateau Trail.

Hikers exploring lost trails of the New River Gorge National River

If you're looking for new trails to tread, have I got a tip for you! Three years ago, without much fanfare, the National Park...
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Southern extent of tamarack highlight of Cranesville Swamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4pMpC4ieNw If you're a Canadian, chances are that tamaracks are nothing new. But if you're a West Virginian, you've probably never seen one. That's because...
David Sibray hikes through a grove of Norway Spruce at Walter Nature Park in Putnam County.video

Hiking through spruce at Walter Nature Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-USSOmZkMA 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...



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