This list represents the most popular trails in West Virginia. Use this list to plan your next West Virginia outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 Sleepy Creek WMA
This is the best in tent camping in West Virginia’s far east.
#2 Big Schloss
In German, schloss means “castle.” In Virginia, schloss can only refer to one geologic wonder, a towering outcrop of sandstone ...
#3 Appalachian Trail to Loudon Heights Trail Loop
Harpers Ferry, WV
This hike passes through three states and the town of Harpers Ferry, providing river hiking, ridge crest hiking, and great ...
#4 Seneca Shadows
The walk-in tent sites here have a majestic view of Seneca Rocks.
#5 North Bend Rail-Trail
West Virginia’s showcase trail, the North Bend Rail Trail passes through spectacular wilderness settings and rural farmland, ...
#6 Greenbrier River Trail
Greenbrier River Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Greenbrier County and Pocahontas County, West Virginia. It is 77.1 ...
#7 Seneca Rocks Trail
Seneca Rocks, WV
Seneca Rocks Trail leads to a massive rock face rising almost a thousand feet above the Potomac River. The sandstone “fin” ...
#8 Spruce Knob Lake
The highest campground in this book lies near the highest point in the state.
Campers can enjoy the cool air of the high ...
#9 Waterfalls of the Potomac Highlands Region
You don’t need to know much about West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands. Just show up and the region teaches you. There’s a scenic ...
#10 Coopers Rock State Forest
Bruceton Mills, WV
Camp in the impressive and historic high country near Morgantown, site of West Virginia University.
#11 Timberline Ski Resort
Based just two miles from Canaan Valley Ski Resort, Timberline surfaced about 20 years ago on old logging industry grounds ...
#12 Trout Pond
Lost City, WV
Trout Pond is West Virginia’s only natural lake. Some man-made amenities add to the setting.
Trout Pond Campground is situated ...
#13 Spruce Knob Summit
A “must hike” trail! The summit ridge of Spruce Mountain is a hiker’s delight. With more than 60 miles of trails through ...
Bulltown is set in a historic locale yet features many modern recreational facilities.
#15 Canaan Valley Loop: Through the State's Highest Valley
A 45-mile loop drive in the Monongahela National Forest through the mountains and wetlands of Canaan Valley, the highest ...
#16 Blackwater Canyon
There are several options on this scenic ride. You can start in Thomas or in Hendricks and do the ride as an out-and-back. ...
#17 Coal River: Whitesville to the Kanawha River
Marsh Fork and Clear Fork combine just above Whitesville to form the Coal River. After merging, the gradient slacks considerably. ...
#18 Army Camp
Glen Jean, WV
The water, land, and history of the New River Gorge await you. A name like Army Camp leads you to believe this location has ...
#19 Big Bend
Camp down in the canyon of the Smoke Hole.
#20 Cranberry River
A marvelous example of how a once-sterile stream can be restored to a prominent trout fishery. And what a river it is. Rising ...
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