Best Fishing in West Virginia

This list represents the most popular fishing in West Virginia. Use this list to plan your next West Virginia fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Greenbrier River Trail


The queen of West Virginia’s rail-trails, and one of the longest and most scenic in the country, the Greenbrier River Trail parallels the rapid-filled Greenbrier River in a landscape punctuated by tal…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Cass, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 77 miles Best Trail in wv - Click to view allBestCross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Greater Wheeling Trail


Traveling along the mighty Ohio River through the heart of Wheeling, this urban rail-trail reflects both the industrial and natural faces of the historic waterway. Part of a still-growing rail-trail s…
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Wheeling, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running - 9 miles
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#3. West Fork River Trail


Meandering along the placid West Fork River, this popular local trail passes by farmland and river bluffs, residential and commercial areas. Surface: Packed limestone.…
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Fairmont, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking - 14.5 miles
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#4. Glade Creek Trail


Tucked away in one of the quietest and most pristine corners of the New River Gorge, this remote trail follows a crystal-clear, trout-filled stream past silvery waterfalls, rhododendron thickets, and…
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Beckley, WV - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking - 5.6 miles
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#5. Southside-Brooklyn Trail


Traveling high above the crashing rapids of the New River, this popular, leafy trail offers fantastic views at every turn. The rails and ties that still line the old rail bed (making for a bumpy bike…
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Thurmond, WV - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 6 miles
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#6. Cranberry/Tri-Rivers Rail-Trail


From the timber town of Richwood, this recently opened trail (1997) runs along three different rivers, the Cherry, the Gauley (one of the country’s most famous white-water rivers), and the Cranberry.…
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Richwood, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 16.5 miles
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#7. West Fork Trail


This isolated woodland trail visits small farms and remote mountain forests along the West Fork Greenbrier River. Great swimming and fishing may be enjoyed along its entire length. Surface: Original…
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Glady, WV - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking - 25.5 miles
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#8. Williams River Trail


Wandering beside the riffling, boulder-strewn Williams River, this intimate rail-trail explores the gentler side of West Virginia’s magnificently rugged mountains. Surface: Natural.…
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Marlinton, WV - Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running - 2.2 miles
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#9. Harrison County Parks and Recreation Bike & Hike Trail


Not the most alluring destination, this rail-trail follows the murky green West Fork River past farmland, woods, and tiny communities. Surface: Cinder.…
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Clarksburg, WV - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking - 6 miles
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#10. Thurmond-Minden Trail


Tunneling through thickets of rhododendron, this gently climbing trail above Dunloup Creek, the New River, and Arbuckle Creek crosses five trestles. Several overlooks provide breathtaking scenes of th…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Thurmond, WV - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking - 3.4 miles
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