Explore Appalachian Trail: West Virginia: Best Day Hikes - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This month marks the 80th anniversary of the #AppalachianTrail, which passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. . With so many access points along its approximate 2,190-mile route, this trail is not only an excellent option for thru-hikers and section-hikers, but also day-hikers and those looking to escape into nature for a few hours. . To honor the Appalachian Trail, we have compiled a list state by state of some of our favorite day hikes along the West Virginia. Check out this list for Georgia and help us celebrate the legacy and natural wonder of this trail!

Appalachian Trail: West Virginia: Best Day Hikes Map

The app shows a trail that isn't there. We ended up taking the AT then the Birds Nest trail. Not a bad hike. We exited out by the Neighbor Mountain trail to the parkway and walked back to the overlook where we parked.
They need to fix this because we thought we were lost but went back looking for signs etc and saw none showing the "trail" marked in red on the app.

Nice section of the AT with easy access from Keys Gap Parking lot on Hwy 9. Not many elevation changes but sturdy shoes and trekking sticks are helpful because this trail has many rock crawls.

Nice morning walk with the dog. Starts off from parking lot down the ridge to the battlefields. Cannons and lots of historical signs then back up the ridge to the parking lot.

Mostly flat along the ridge line, but rocky. Historic Harpers Ferry was a great surprise.