birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

dogs on leash

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Babcock State Park offers its guests 4,127 acres of serene, yet rugged beauty, a fast flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several scenic overlooks. All of this variety is located adjacent to the New River Gorge National 'River and the heart of the whitewater rafting industry of West Virginia.

Great trail

Friend and I hike this trail a while back. Even with the leaves gone the view is beautiful. Steady incline for the first part of the trail then FANTASTIC rocks around the base of the "island." Wrapping around the rock wall it gets a little funky but then once on top of the mountain it's perfectly flat!

hiking
2 months ago

Came to Babcock on a day trip with a friend and this was easily my favorite trail. Easy but fun climb up the mountain, and if you're someone who's into neat rocks and unique geologic features, Babcock State Park is and excellent choice.

Beautiful vista on the Skyline Trail, but quite a long way up. Didn't manage to finish the entire trail, but had lunch at the vista where Skyline meets the Old Pond Trail and ended up walking the road back to where we had parked the car.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent view of the bridge at the end. Went on a rainy day and still had very little trouble on this trail. Excellent for a day hike.

hiking
2 months ago

I would rate the trail as mostly easy and just a couple areas of tree roots and some stationary rocks which made it a little uneven. I took my dogs along for the hike and it was very pleasant and enjoyable and the view was definitely worth it at the end. I would recommend it. And I would also go back for a quick trek. I would also say it's suitable for all age ranges.

Great hike ! The view is amazing ! If your new to the trail and want to see the view stay to the left on the splits ... all trails will lead back around but if your looking for a on and out then stay to the left !

Nice hike amazing reward with views !

hiking
5 months ago

Trail was nice, the view is amazing. There was a bit of trash from fellow hikers which was a bit disappointing.

Easy with some elevation. Meets up with Long Point trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Well worth the easy walk to see that view! Well maintained path, easy for the most part, but has a few hills that will get your heart rate up!

Great hike had plenty of wildlife no bear

This trail is listed as Babcock, it's near Fayetteville.

6 months ago

The hike to the overlook didn't have anything cool to see along the path but when you get to the overlook to see the bridge it was worth the hike to that sight. breathtaking views at the overlook point.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail, friendly people, nice view!

trail running
6 months ago

great views at the end, but the trail down and back is only 3.1.

hiking
6 months ago

We went on a rainy day, so the trail was a little slick, but the views were well worth it. especially since the bridge underlook at the visitors center was closed.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome views at the end! Well worth hiking!

Load More