West Virginia hiking trails are second to none. Exploring our beautiful outdoors is part of why you live here. So check out these fantastic hiking trail resources:

Find your favorite trail.

Whether you’re looking for a new place to hike in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, or somewhere more local like the trails Morgantown or Barboursville, you’ll find amazing trails to hike, bike, or climb.

If you’re looking for great West Virginia state park trails, check out Blackwater Falls State Park. Or, for some great nearby park options, check out either the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area (near Hillsboro) or the Ritter Park Historic District (near Huntington).

Start moving

Don’t sit around and be a couch potato when there are so many places to see. If you’re just getting started, you’ll find that there are 331 moderate trails in West Virginia. These range from short 0.7 mile hikes to multi-day 86.5 mile excursions. And if you want to spend time in the famous West Virginia mountains, these trails range from 272 to 4,862 feet above sea level. Try a few shorter hikes to get your legs in shape. Then, tackle some of the longer hikes. You’ll be glad you did.

Just set out and explore the beautiful West Virginia outdoors! It doesn’t matter what kind of hiker you are, you’ll find a trail to love. In one of our many West Virginia State Parks you’ll find all ranges from easy loops to challenging climbs. Enjoy a nature-filled hike through the trees and mountains. And, you may even come across a breathtaking mountain vista!

How to find trails

Before you head out, make sure to stop by any of the park offices to pick up a trail guide. Or check out these resources below:

If you’re trying to find the best West Virginia trails, check out AllTrails. They have information on 682 excellent hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails, and more. Their hand-curated trail maps include driving directions. And, their detailed reviews and photos come from other hikers, bikers, campers, and nature lovers.

More resources can be found here

Live near to hiking trails

Love to hike every day? If so, you can choose to live near trailheads, parks, and other access points to great West Virginia hiking trails.

Check out these homes near mountains and lakes. Let us know which ones speak to you and we’ll make arrangements for you to see them.