Best Hiking in West Virginia

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

  • #1 Big Schloss View Trail Details

    13 Reviews

    Wardensville, WV

    •  12 hours
    •  19.5 miles
    •  Guide

    In German, schloss means “castle.” In Virginia, schloss can only refer to one geologic wonder, a towering outcrop of sandstone on Mill Mountain. ...

  • #2 Appalachian Trail to Loudon Heights Trail Loop View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Harpers Ferry, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  12.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike passes through three states and the town of Harpers Ferry, providing river hiking, ridge crest hiking, and great views. The Appalachian ...

  • #3 Seneca Rocks Trail View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Seneca Rocks, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Seneca Rocks Trail leads to a massive rock face rising almost a thousand feet above the Potomac River. The sandstone “fin” of Seneca Rocks soars ...

  • #4 Waterfalls of the Potomac Highlands Region View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Parsons, WV

    •  Varies by waterfall (16 total)
    •  Guide

    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 view around the ...

  • #5 Spruce Knob Summit View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Harman, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    A “must hike” trail! The summit ridge of Spruce Mountain is a hiker’s delight. With more than 60 miles of trails through beautiful northern hardwood ...

  • #6 Tuscarora Trail View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Glengary, WV

    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Tuscarora Trail is a hiking trail in Berkeley County and Morgan County, West Virginia. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 1,891 feet altitude. ...

  • #7 Greenbrier River Trail View Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Caldwell, WV

    •  23.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Greenbrier River Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Marlinton, West Virginia. It is 32.3 miles long and begins at 2,434 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #8 North Fork Mountain Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Franklin, WV

    •  23.8 miles
    •  Guide

    North Fork Mountain Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pendleton County, West Virginia. It is 10.3 miles long and begins at 3,778 ...

  • #9 Kanawha Trace Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Barboursville, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  31.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This rugged trail climbs and descends many ridges from the trailhead near Barboursville to the end at Fraziers Bottoms. The Blacks Creek Shelter ...

  • #10 Laurel Trail View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Berkeley Springs, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is an easy loop to a small mountain meadow and back. Nestled at the base of Cacapon Mountain is Cacapon Resort State Park. At 2,300 ...

  • #11 Elakala Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Davis, WV

    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Elakala Trail is a hiking trail in Tucker County, West Virginia. It is within Blackwater Falls State Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at ...

  • #12 Otter Creek to Hedrick Camp Trail Loop View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Elkins, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop follows the fast-flowing Otter Creek to the Mylius Trail, then makes a long climb to the summit of Shavers Mountain. A quick drop off ...

  • #13 Cross Country Ski to Scott Run Trail Loop View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Morgantown, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This long hike travels through the heart of the State Forest. The Coopers Rock State Forest is a 12,713-acre region in north-central West Virginia. ...

  • #14 Trout Pond Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Baker, WV

    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Trout Pond Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Hardy County, West Virginia. It is within George Washington National Forest - Lee district. ...

  • #15 Waterfalls of the Mountain Lakes Region View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Richwood, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  Varies by waterfall (5 total)
    •  Guide

    Located in the center of the state, this region is lake country, with five major lakes wholly within its borders. Also, five major rivers, the ...

  • #16 Lost Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Huntington, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The longest trail in this state park, Lost Trail, is a figure-eight-shaped trail that travels the beautiful banks of Beech Fork Lake and the ...

  • #17 Waterfalls of the New River & Greenbrier Valley Region View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Pipestem, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  Varies by waterfall (14 total)
    •  Guide

    How’s this for an outdoor adventure destination: six wildlife management areas, four state forests, eight state parks, two national forests, ...

  • #18 Raven Rock Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Morgantown, WV

    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Raven Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Monongalia County, West Virginia. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 2,175 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • #19 Arrowhead Trail to Jesse's Cove Trail Loop View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Marlinton, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop climbs a high ridge to a wooden tower with a great view to the west. A pleasant walk along a high ridge leads to a steep drop back ...

  • #20 Rocky to Rhododendron Trail Loop View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Fairmont, WV

    • Hiking 
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop passes through tall stands of sheltered cove hardwoods and makes several ascents and descents of varying degrees of difficulty. The ...