Beartown State Park is a natural area of 107 acres located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, seven miles southwest of Hillsboro, West Virginia. The land was purchased in 1970 with funds from the Nature Conservancy and a donation from Mrs. Edwin G. Polan, in memory of her son, Ronald Keith Neal, who lost his life in the Vietnam War. Development of the park has been minimal in order to preserve the natural attractions of the area. However, basic facilities are provided, and a boardwalk permits easy access. Interpretive signs along the boardwalk guide visitors and provide insights concerning the ecology of the area. The park is open daily from April to October. During the closed winter season foot travel to the boardwalk area is welcome, with parking available at the closed entrance gate. No fee is charged to visit Beartown State Park.

walking
4 months ago

A must-stop for me anytime I’m passing through. You can either march it or take your time. Light trail with nearly zero challenge, only elevation changes on the boardwalks.

Towering exposed boulders and many contemplative, wooded outlooks.

Well maintained and attractive boardwalks. Has been moist every time I’ve visited, despite any higher ground or open field weather conditions, so be very careful about slippery planks. Do not run!

loved it when we wemt last summer!!

Short but amazing views.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shorter than expected but beautiful

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Very easy short walk but the view is beautiful and interesting.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

BEAUTIFUL

Friday, May 26, 2017

took my dad here for his first time last Father's day, he fell in love, we have been there many,many times.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

Great little hike if you are in the area don't miss this the rock formations are cool Boardwalk is nice.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Easy and interesting.

hiking
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The boardwalks were nice! My dog enjoyed it as much as I did

nature trips
Monday, January 26, 2015

Great views. Well worth the walk and time spent with a loved one(:

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

If you live within two hours of this place, the scenery is well worth the drive. This is a short boardwalk with remarkable rock formations. If you're looking for hiking trails, visit Watoga State Park or Droop Mtn. Battlefield State Park after checking this place out.

walking
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Great for anyone who loves nature.

nature trips
Friday, September 14, 2012

great for the kids

hiking
2 months ago

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016