Best Walking in West Virginia

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

  • #1 North Bend Rail-Trail View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Parkersburg, WV

    •  70.1 miles
    •  Guide

    West Virginia’s showcase trail, the North Bend Rail Trail passes through spectacular wilderness settings and rural farmland, with several stops ...

  • #2 West Fork River Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Fairmont, WV

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

  • #3 Glade Creek Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Beckley, WV

    •  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, trout-filled ...

  • #4 Southside-Brooklyn Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Thurmond, WV

    •  6 miles
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    Traveling high above the crashing rapids of the New River, this popular, leafy trail offers fantastic views at every turn. The rails and ties ...

  • #5 Cranberry/Tri-Rivers Rail-Trail View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Richwood, WV

    •  16.5 miles
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    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 ...

  • #6 West Fork Rail Trail View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Glady, WV

    •  25.5 miles
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    West Fork Rail Trail is a hiking trail in Randolph County, West Virginia. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 2,818 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • #7 Harrison North Rail Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Clarksburg, WV

    •  6 miles
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    Harrison North Rail Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Clarksburg, West Virginia. It is 6.6 miles long and begins at 939 feet altitude. ...

  • #8 Thurmond-Minden Trail View Trail Details

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    Thurmond, WV

    •  3.4 miles
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    Tunneling through thickets of rhododendron, this gently climbing trail above Dunloup Creek, the New River, and Arbuckle Creek crosses five trestles. ...

  • #9 Gauley Mountain Trail View Trail Details

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    Slatyfork, WV

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

  • #10 Limerock Trail View Trail Details

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    Thomas, WV

    •  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 old railroad grade ...