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

West Virginia Explorer editor David Sibray hikes the Glade Creek Trail in West Virginia with a young friend.

Ask Levi: How can I find a good hiking trail for young children?

Dear Levi: We receive a lot of questions about hiking trails for families with young children. What should folks be looking for in a...
Encounters with venomous snakes in West Virginia need not worry hikers.

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

Dear Levi: The other day someone said a rattlesnake had been spotted on one of my favorite hiking trails. I've never seen a snake...
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...

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