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

Backroad in Mercer County, Bluestone Region

Ask Levi: What are good subjects for a fall hike with children?

Dear Levi: We'd like to take our grandchildren on an autumn leaf hike. What are some points we can make about the fall leaf...
A young black bear peers out from a thicket.

What should I do if I meet a bear in West Virginia?

Dear Levi: I've read about an increasing population of black bear in West Virginia. What should I do if I encounter a bear while...
A new shelter on the Nature Trail at Saint Albans City Park was built by Eagle Scout Will Robinson.

Saint Albans to rededicate city park Nature Trail Oct. 4

Officials Saint Albans are inviting the public to attend a rededicated ceremony for its Nature Trail at city park Oct. 4 following a $200,000...
Hundreds of hikers visit the trail system annually at Bethany College.

Bethany College seeks volunteers for trail system clean-up

Bethany College is seeking outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for its trail system workday from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. The system includes...
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...

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