Beech Fork State Park was officially opened in the winter of 1979 and offers 3,144 acres of some of the best recreation experience in the southwestern section of West Virginia. Beech Fork is located 12 miles south of Huntington and Barboursville and is just a short drive from Charleston, Cincinnati and Lexington. Developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the mid 1970's, Beech Fork Lake has owned up to its popularity for recreation boating, fishing and wildlife watching experiences. Many varieties of migratory water fowl, neotropical songbirds, raptors, whitetail deer, fox, even an occasional passing black bear may be viewed while visiting the park. The early spring brings with it the welcome call of different species of frogs and toads. Spring wildflowers are a common sight to hikers and those who look carefully as they walk or bicycle along the roads and trails. Fishing is one of the most common activities that visitors and overnight guests may enjoy. The lake is known for largemouth and hybrid striped bass, catfish, walleye, saugeye (a cross of walleye and sauger), and bluegill. A Fishing license is required and is available at the park office. Y

Great hike. The are a few areas of high grass, made by legs itchy.

16 days ago

Great trail! not too short or long. well kept. great views. highly recommended.

23 days ago

Loved it! Great rolling trail!

24 days ago

Nice trail, easy to walk. Saw a snake by bridge. Top of the mountain around fall is beautiful.

24 days ago

I have walked this many times, beautiful and peaceful scenery.

Beautiful scenery, nice pond.

Nice trail.

Good trail ... wide path for most of trail ... does have one extremely steep hill though

7 months ago

A good trail with lake views. A campground is at the trailhead. Lots of families out on the beginning/end of the loop, but not many people on this trail once you get a few miles in. There is cell service on this trail so you can use this app and check maps. Get outside! :)

Beaver Pond and Twin Coves are two seperate trails located at Beech Fork Park near the marina end not the campground end. There are several excellent trails at Beech Fork Park at each end of the lake. I would rate Beaver Pond as easy and Twin Coves as moderate.

8 months ago

One of several good trails at Beech Fork Park. Located near the campground Lost Trail runs along part of the longer Mary Davis Trail. Both are excellent and I would rate them as moderate.

8 months ago

This is a fairly low traffic trail - more mountain bikers than hikers. There are a few places where there are forks in the trail, but it is pretty well marked. The good news is, the many unmarked trails you come across all eventually lead back to the main trail - but some are several miles long! Be sure to download the map so you can find your way if you venture off the marked trail.

8 months ago

Nice trail . We use it and the adjoining Mary Davis Trail with my sons scout troop two to three times a year. It is typical West Virginia hills with nice views at times of the lake and occasional wild life.

11 months ago

Fun trail, clearly marked, pretty easy, great hike to take the dogs!

Took my two Trail blazing pups and hit the trails. It rained for about two hours but the trail was amazing. Seen lots of wildlife too.

Friday, April 14, 2017

nice trail

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This is a regular hike of mine. I enjoy this trail a lot. With the water crossings and hills, doing the Twin Coves loop, I would rate it as moderate rather than easy.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

beautiful trail

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Excellent local trail. I recommend going when it's snowing.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Well marked and traveled loop trail in Beech Fork State park. Good amount of yellow reflectors or painted dots on the trees. Saw quite a few small deer. Nice views of the lakes from the top as well as while walking alongside them. May not get much of a view during the summer. We hiked in November after most of the leaves had fallen. Took our dog and he loved every second of it. Good amount of up and down and felt like a moderate workout.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

We did this trail yesterday and we loved it, so did our pups...the perfect amount of ups and downs to be a good workout.

mountain biking
Monday, October 31, 2016

A ton of fun
Great for beginners
Out and back 6.5 miles

Friday, October 07, 2016

Great scenery and walk.....a little challenging for novice, but can be done in 60 mins with a good pace

Monday, September 05, 2016

Challenging but good workout!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Great trail! Good workout on the hills. The trail itself was a little muddy, but well marked. The whole thing is shaded. Good spots to stop and take a water break. No creek or lake to cool off in, though. I'd do it again!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A little muddy, but my friends and I, along with our dogs, had a blast. There are yellow diamonds nailed to trees periodically throughout the trail to help guide you.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

It was long! But beautiful. Loved it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I go hiking here quite often with my dog, and love it.

cross country skiing
Monday, September 07, 2015

Nice walk, early morning.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pretty snazzy trail, lots of other trails branching off from this one. Plan on taking a bike next trip..

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