Overhanging Rock Trail

Parkersburg, West Virginia

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This hike is an easy stroll up a deep, cool ravine. Water pouring down the canyon for thousands of years has carved unique formations in the underlying bedrock. North Bend State Park has so much to offer that visitors have to make choices. First, the hiker has to choose a trail: one of the 15.5 miles of trail in the park or some of the 72 miles of the neighboring North Bend Rail Trail. If you plan to spend the night in the park, you must decide between star-filled sites at the campground, camp cottages which give you a roof over your head and a bed to lie down in, or a night in the lodge which can satisfy the most discriminating sleeper. When it’s mealtime, guests of the park can decide to cook on their camp stoves or dine in luxury at the lodge restaurant. Fishing, swimming in the pool, putt-putt golf, and playing sports at the “Jamboree” all vie for your time and attention. It’s certain the visitor will not be at a loss for something to do, but may have trouble deciding what to do next. Special Attractions: Cool gorge and interesting rock formations.
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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

This hike is an easy stroll up a deep, cool ravine. Water pouring down the canyon for thousands of years has carved unique formations in the underlying bedrock. North Bend State Park has so much to offer that visitors have to make choices. First, the hiker has to choose a trail: one of the 15.5 miles of trail in the park or some of the 72 miles of the neighboring North Bend Rail Trail.

If you plan to spend the night in the park, you must decide between star-filled sites at the campground, camp cottages which give you a roof over your head and a bed to lie down in, or a night in the lodge which can satisfy the most discriminating sleeper. When it’s mealtime, guests of the park can decide to cook on their camp stoves or dine in luxury at the lodge restaurant. Fishing, swimming in the pool, putt-putt golf, and playing sports at the “Jamboree” all vie for your time and attention. It’s certain the visitor will not be at a loss for something to do, but may have trouble deciding what to do next. Special Attractions: Cool gorge and interesting rock formations.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Parkersburg
Distance: 0.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Mid-April through November
Local Contacts: North Bend State Park
Local Maps: USGS Cairo, Harrisville
Driving Directions: Directions to Overhanging Rock Trail

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