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 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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Hike on Alice Knight Trail leads to beloved W.Va. waterfall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHISh1sHq3I 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...
Hiker at Needles Eye

Needleseye park at Oak Hill now open to hikers, climbers

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...



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