Hiking West Virginia Guide Book

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)
Hiking West Virginia  by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller

282pp/maps/photos/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762711736

A guide to 70 of the best trails West Virginia has to offer. You'll discover historic Revolutionary and Civil War sites such as Harpers Ferry, dramatic vistas over rolling hills in the Molly Sods Wilderness, and the plunging cliffs of the New River Gorge. The Mountain State is famous for its rugged terrain, quiet forests, vast high meadows, and thundering rivers. Use this guide for up-to-date trail info, accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails, detailed trail maps, and more. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout West Virginia.

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Trails from the "Hiking West Virginia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 70.
... Preview: The A. B. Brooks Discovery Trail System is 3.5 miles of self-guided trails that wind through butterfly gardens and rich deciduous forests. Oglebay Park is a 1,650-acre resort near Wheeling. The park h ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Wheeling, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This hike passes through three states and the town of Harpers Ferry, providing river hiking, ridge crest hiking, and great views. The Appalachian Trail extends from Georgia to Maine. This section of t ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Harpers Ferry, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.1
... Preview: This loop climbs a high ridge to a wooden tower with a great view to the west. A pleasant walk along a high ridge leads to a steep drop back to the Greenbrier River. Watoga State Park, West Virginia’s ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Marlinton, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: A short hike on a boardwalk through small rock crevices covered with lush greenery. Beartown State Park is a small 110-acre park located near Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. This wild and remot ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Marlinton, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: The Bluestone Turnpike Trail follows the banks of the slow moving Bluestone River from Pipestem Resort State Park to Bluestone State Park. The hike is shady and easy. Nestled between Pipestem Resort S ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Princeton, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: An easy, short loop trail travels under towering virgin hemlocks. Cathedral State Park is one of the smallest state parks in West Virginia. However, what the park lacks in size (133 acres) is more tha ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Aurora, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: A low-angle out-and-back hike to two sets of rocks, with magnificent views of the valley below. Nestled in the Allegheny Plateau is Twin Falls Resort State Park. The rugged mountain-like topography wa ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Beckley, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The high elevation of the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area protects many unusual plant species that migrated here during the last glacial period. Walking through the glade is similar to walking through ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Marlinton, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: An easy hike through a small bog and along a rocky escarpment. The 237-acre Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park includes the site of one of the largest Civil War battles in West Virginia. The park i ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Marlinton, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: This long hike travels through the heart of the State Forest. The Coopers Rock State Forest is a 12,713-acre region in north-central West Virginia. There are nearly 50 miles of trail located within th ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Morgantown, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The loop trail makes a steep climb to the highest point in the park and then descends into an area with a small stand of virgin timber before passing through an open meadow near the trailhead. The 532 ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Clarksburg, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: This is a long hike that traverses the wilderness from southeast to northwest and back. The trek is often wet and sometimes steep but never boring. The hike travels five separate trails and tops two s ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Elkins, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 22.9
... Preview: The loop trail is an easy hike through upland hardwoods and lush marshy bogs. The 1,812-acre Blackwater Falls State Park is located on the rim of the Blackwater River Canyon. The park offers a host of ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Davis, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: A beautiful streamside hike to Cabin Creek Falls and Black Fork Falls. Named for two waterfalls on the property, Twin Falls Resort State Park has managed to showcase and tame the rugged beauty of the ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Beckley, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: A short, easy stroll across a ridge to a small waterfall. Camp Creek State Park is a relatively small 550-acre park located just west of Interstate 77. What the Park lacks in size it makes up for in l ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Bluefield, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: A picturesque streamside hike from the banks of the New River to the rim of the gorge. Perhaps better known for white-water rafting and rock climbing, the New River Gorge National River contains more ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Beckley, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: The first 23 miles of the 77-mile trail are described here. The beautiful and scenic Greenbrier River is a constant companion for the entire length of the trail. The Greenbrier River Trail is the long ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Caldwell, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 23.4
... Preview: The Honeybee Trail is a long loop trail around the hollow formed by the Two Mile Run. The Brooks Memorial Arboretum Trail System in Watoga State Park is a true delight. Located near one of the cabin a ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Marlinton, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: A trail system on the eastern end of the park that climbs through an upland hardwood forest. Watoga State Park lies in the heart of the Greenbrier Valley. The Greenbrier River forms the western edge o ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Marlinton, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This loop utilizes several trails to completely circumnavigate the southern end of the state park. Utilizing other side trails, loops of almost any distance and difficulty can be hiked. This 3,712-a ... From the guidebook "Hiking West Virginia"
Lost City, WV - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5

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