Lost Trail

Huntington, West Virginia 25705

Lost Trail

Lost Trail Professional Review and 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 hills that touch its shores. Beech Fork State Park contains 3,144 acres of rolling hills and the headwaters of Beech Fork Lake.

The park has more than 8.5 miles of hiking trails. Beech Fork Lake offers excellent opportunities for fishing. The big trophy is the tiger muskie, but bass, catfish, saugeye, and bluegill are a sporting challenge. Special attractions: Beech Fork Lake, birdwatching, lake views, fishing"

Lost Trail Reviews

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This is a nice trail in need of some TLC ... though it is incorrectly listed as 8.5 miles. It is only about 3 miles! It would be nice to have the other trails that connect listed here too. There is the Lost Trail (~3 miles), the Mary Davis Trail (~5.5 miles), the Coal Mine Trail (~.8 mile), and the North Ridge Trail (~.75 mile). There are three steep climbs on the Lost Trail. Mary Davis has lots of little rolling climbs/descents and creek crossings. I didn't do the Coal Mine or North Ridge (they are connectors). The trail was extremely wet in many places today and there are quite a few downed trees over the trail. We had to belly crawl under one of them! The lake is drained to almost nothing right now (no idea why) and there was a TON of trash on and around the trail while near the shore. I hope it gets cleaned up (I would be glad to help!) soon so I can return when the leaves are on the trees and the trail is dry. We saw two mountain bikers on the trail and lots of old bike tracks, but in most places, the trail is wide enough for them to pass easily.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
950 feet
Top Elevation
Beech Fork State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Winslow
Local Maps

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Jul 2018