Laurel Trail

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

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This hike is an easy loop to a small mountain meadow and back. Nestled at the base of Cacapon Mountain is Cacapon Resort State Park. At 2,300 feet, Cacapon Mountain is the tallest peak in the Eastern Gateway region. Hikers can scale the ridges of Cacapon Mountain on the park’s 17.25 miles of trails. If you need a day off from hiking, the “resort” state park offers swimming and fishing in the park lakes, horseback riding, and an eighteen-hole golf course. Special Attractions: Blueberry-filled forests, mountain meadow.
Hiking West Virginia

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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

This hike is an easy loop to a small mountain meadow and back. Nestled at the base of Cacapon Mountain is Cacapon Resort State Park. At 2,300 feet, Cacapon Mountain is the tallest peak in the Eastern Gateway region.

Hikers can scale the ridges of Cacapon Mountain on the park’s 17.25 miles of trails. If you need a day off from hiking, the “resort” state park offers swimming and fishing in the park lakes, horseback riding, and an eighteen-hole golf course. Special Attractions: Blueberry-filled forests, mountain meadow.

©  Steven Carroll and Mark Miller/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Berkeley Springs
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Cacapon Resort State Park
Local Maps: USGS Great Cacapon
Driving Directions: Directions to Laurel Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/5/2015
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It was a nice walk in the woods, and that was about it. There is a mistake in the guidebook -- the trail starts near Cabin 22, NOT near Cabin 24. Also, some of the trail intersections were not well marked (fortunately, most intersections were well marked).


4/17/2010
0

Really nice walk,i am not sure I could categorize it as a hike, :) but know the other trails before you try another, made the mistake of going up the Cameron trail and we will be hurting for days!


7/2/2005
1

Easy to get to. Nice park. Fair amount of parking at the lodge. Not many people, either. Mostly golfers. Good hike. Trail is wide, well marked and well maintained. Good dirt surface with a few loose stones. Plenty of big rocks to scrabble over, although you have to leave the trail to reach them. Also, plenty of places to stop for a view, which is mostly limited to the sloping hillside since in the summer the trees block the surrounding mountains. Only complaint: The trail head is at the rear of the driveway of Cabin 25, not 24. The blazes are bright and visible. Good for a short hop.



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Apr 2018