Hiking

Hikers at Beauty Mountain, New River Gorge National River, New River Gorge Region
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 Ohio and the Potomac 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

Tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, WV, Summers County, Bluestone Region

9.5-mile hike planned at Pipestem state park May 27

Hikers up for a challenge are invited to join in a free 9.5-mile trek at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27, part of the...

Harpers Ferry rangers to lead strenuous May 8 hike to Split Rock

Rangers with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will lead a particularly strenuous hike to Split Rock on the Loudoun Heights Trail May 8,...
Long Point photo courtesy Anne Johnson

Ranger to guide evening hikes to secluded cliff on Summersville Lake

Beginning April 24, a ranger will guide Monday evening hikes to the secluded Long Point overlook at Summersville Lake in south-central West Virginia, offering...

Hike to Long Point at Summersville Lake set for April 8

A chance encounter with a bald eagle and spectacular views of the largest lake in West Virginia are highlights of a walk on the...
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