Nature Trail

Buckhannon, West Virginia

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A short loop hike through an upland hardwood forest and along the Middle Fork River. Audra State Park’s 355 acres, located in the northwestern part of the state, were acquired by the state in 1950. Nestled in forests and rhododendron thickets along the Middle Fork River, the park derives its name from a Lithuanian word meaning “thunderstorm,” due to the thundering runoff caused by rains and snowmelt coursing through the river's cataracts in spring. This recreation area offers excellent riverside camping and picnicking. In summer, the river beach makes swimming a popular activity. Hiking trails through varied rock formations complete Audra’s recreational opportunities. Special attractions: The Middle Fork River and the “Alum Cave.”
Hiking West Virginia

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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

A short loop hike through an upland hardwood forest and along the Middle Fork River. Audra State Park’s 355 acres, located in the northwestern part of the state, were acquired by the state in 1950. Nestled in forests and rhododendron thickets along the Middle Fork River, the park derives its name from a Lithuanian word meaning “thunderstorm,” due to the thundering runoff caused by rains and snowmelt coursing through the river's cataracts in spring.

This recreation area offers excellent riverside camping and picnicking. In summer, the river beach makes swimming a popular activity. Hiking trails through varied rock formations complete Audra’s recreational opportunities. Special attractions: The Middle Fork River and the “Alum Cave.”

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Buckhannon
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Audra State Park
Local Maps: USGS Audra
Driving Directions: Directions to Nature Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/18/2007
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Hiked this in late August 2007. Very quiet (we were the only ones on the trail on a Saturday morning). Easy walk, with one encounter with a boulder. Trail isn't really well marked, but is easy to follow. Great path for kids...lots of vegetation, variety of mushrooms, rhodendrons, trees, ferns, etc.



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