Best Trail Running in West Virginia

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

  • #1 West Fork River Trail

    1 Reviews

    Fairmont, WV

    Meandering along the placid West Fork River, this popular local trail passes by farmland and river bluffs, residential and commercial areas. Surface: Packed limestone.
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Meandering along the placid West Fork River, this popular local trail passes by farmland and river bluffs, residential and ...

  • #2 Glade Creek Trail

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    Beckley, WV

    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, ...
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Tucked away in one of the quietest and most pristine corners of the New River Gorge, this remote trail follows a crystal-clear, ...

  • #3 Williams River Trail

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    Marlinton, WV

    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.
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Wandering beside the riffling, boulder-strewn Williams River, this intimate rail-trail explores the gentler side of West ...

  • #4 Thurmond-Minden Trail

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    Thurmond, WV

    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 ...
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Tunneling through thickets of rhododendron, this gently climbing trail above Dunloup Creek, the New River, and Arbuckle Creek ...

  • #5 Tuscarora Trail

    3 Reviews

    WV

    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. Traveling the entire trail is 7.4 miles with a total ...
    •  3.7 miles

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

  • #6 Gauley Mountain Trail

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    Slatyfork, WV

    One of Tea Creek’s fabulous, well-maintained trails, this wide, rocky, spruce-lined rail-trail explores the remote beauty of Gauley Mountain—an especially popular mountain-biking destination. ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    One of Tea Creek’s fabulous, well-maintained trails, this wide, rocky, spruce-lined rail-trail explores the remote beauty ...

  • #7 Canaan/Blackwater Cross-Country Hike & Ski Trail I

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    Davis, WV

    Climbing up Canaan Mountain to its broad, spruce-sprinkled summit, this rugged rail-trail explores a less traveled route, virtually assuring glimpses of wildlife: white-tailed deer, grouse, wild ...
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Climbing up Canaan Mountain to its broad, spruce-sprinkled summit, this rugged rail-trail explores a less traveled route, ...

  • #8 Limerock Trail

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    Thomas, WV

    Gradually descending from the rim to the bottom of Blackwater Canyon, with spectacular views unfolding at every turn, this old railroad grade explores an extremely remote, rugged, breathtaking ...
    •  4.5 miles
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    Gradually descending from the rim to the bottom of Blackwater Canyon, with spectacular views unfolding at every turn, this ...

  • #9 Canaan/Blackwater Cross-Country Hike & Ski Trail II (Davis Trail)

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    Davis, WV

    Curtained by green rhododendrons and mountain laurel, this short trail travels most of its length beside a chattering, stone-speckled stream. The first half mile is nearly flat, then begins ...
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Curtained by green rhododendrons and mountain laurel, this short trail travels most of its length beside a chattering, stone-speckled ...

  • #10 North Fork Mountain Trail

    2 Reviews

    Pendleton County, WV

    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 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 20.7 ...
    •  10.3 miles

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

  • #11 Elakala Trail

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    Blackwater Falls State Park, WV

    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 3,140 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  0.4 miles

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

  • #12 Trout Pond Trail

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    Hardy County, WV

    Trout Pond Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Hardy County, West Virginia. It is within George Washington National Forest - Lee district. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 1,668 feet ...
    •  3.6 miles

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

  • #13 Greenbrier River Trail

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    Greenbrier County, WV

    Greenbrier River Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 2,226 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles ...
    •  0.8 miles

    Greenbrier River Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. It is 0.8 miles long and ...

  • #14 Harpers Ferry, VA MD WV

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    Harper's Ferry, WV

    This "quadruple crown" of hikes touches on four high points in three different states: Split Rock in Virginia, Maryland Heights and Stone Fort in Maryland, and Jefferson Rocks in West Virginia. ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  12.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This "quadruple crown" of hikes touches on four high points in three different states: Split Rock in Virginia, Maryland Heights ...

  • #15 Raven Rock Trail

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    Monongalia County, WV

    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 entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.2 miles

    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. ...

  • #16 North Prong Trail

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    Randolph County, WV

    North Prong Trail is a hiking trail in Randolph County, West Virginia. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 3,752 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.6 miles

    North Prong Trail is a hiking trail in Randolph County, West Virginia. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 3,752 feet altitude. ...

  • #17 Rocky Ridge Trail

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    Kanawha County, WV

    Rocky Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Kanawha County, West Virginia. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 965 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.3 miles

    Rocky Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Kanawha County, West Virginia. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 965 feet altitude. ...

  • #18 Seneca Creek Trail

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    Pendleton County, WV

    Seneca Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Pendleton County, West Virginia. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 3,888 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.3 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  5.2 miles

    Seneca Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Pendleton County, West Virginia. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 3,888 feet altitude. ...

  • #19 Roadside Trail

    1 Reviews

    Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area, WV

    Roadside Trail is a hiking trail in Monongalia County, West Virginia. It is within Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 2,016 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  0.7 miles

    Roadside Trail is a hiking trail in Monongalia County, West Virginia. It is within Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area. It ...

  • #20 Polly Hollow

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    Kanawha County, WV

    Polly Hollow is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Kanawha County, West Virginia. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 845 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Polly Hollow is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Kanawha County, West Virginia. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 845 ...