Honeymoon Trail

Marlinton, West Virginia

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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 of the park. The wooded backland of the park is a recreational paradise. The park’s lengthy trail system allows for easy leg-stretcher and long, difficult day adventures. Trails meander along fast moving streams and make long difficult climbs through steep, narrow ravines. The white blazed Honeymoon Trail is wide and easy to follow. The forest along the ridge is composed of dry slope pine and chestnut oak. Blueberry and mountain laurel thrive in the understory. The climb becomes easy, and the trail begins a short descent to a saddle. Large hardwoods such as red oak, black oak, and tulip poplar form the overstory. Special attractions: A small stand of spruce, once one of the dominant species of the West Virginia forest ecosystem.
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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

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 of the park. The wooded backland of the park is a recreational paradise. The park’s lengthy trail system allows for easy leg-stretcher and long, difficult day adventures. Trails meander along fast moving streams and make long difficult climbs through steep, narrow ravines.

The white blazed Honeymoon Trail is wide and easy to follow. The forest along the ridge is composed of dry slope pine and chestnut oak. Blueberry and mountain laurel thrive in the understory. The climb becomes easy, and the trail begins a short descent to a saddle. Large hardwoods such as red oak, black oak, and tulip poplar form the overstory. Special attractions: A small stand of spruce, once one of the dominant species of the West Virginia forest ecosystem.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marlinton
Distance: 4.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round, but road may be closed by snow in winter
Local Contacts: Watoga State Park
Local Maps: USGS Denmar, Hillsboro, Lake Sherwood, Marlinton
Driving Directions: Directions to Honeymoon Trail

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