Cowpasture Loop is a 9.5 mile loop trail located near Hillsboro, West Virginia and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.
Really nice easy trail that gives beautiful views of the Cranberry Botanical Area. I took my parents and boyfriend on the trail, they don't hike often, and they loved it! Its well marked, the only thing to be aware of is it is boggy in several areas. Would highly recommend to both avid hikers and new comers. Would be a great trail for kids.
Walked the trail at a somewhat leisurely pace, saw several deer. Started at the Upper gate parking lot. Walked down the Cranberry River Road to the beginning of the Cow Pasture Trail. Toward the end before reaching the forest service road the trail was very wet. Something to keep in mind-waterproof footwear. A Nice hike but would have been nice to have been able to follow a trail instead of the road back to the car.