Cedar Creek State Park is nestled in the heart of West Virginia, minutes from Glenville, WV. The 2,588 lush acres are only 25 miles west of Interstate 79. This pastoral setting of rolling hills and wide valleys provides an ideal backdrop for a wide variety of recreational opportunities from cycling to camping to pleasant family strolls. One of the unique aspects of Cedar Creek is the campground check-in station. It is a fully restored log cabin, which was formerly a Gilmer County historical landmark. Further adding to the charm and ambiance of the park is a one-room schoolhouse and teachers memorial, which was been erected as a testimonial to the early years of education. The schoolhouse has been faithfully restored, complete with student desks, inkwells, and a potbellied stove. The school house is open on most Saturdays during the summer. Camping is a main attraction at Cedar Creek. The campground is open from mid-April through mid-October. There are sites available for reservation, first-come, first served sites, and an area for group camping. Three seasonally stocked ponds (trout in January and March, catfish in June), paddle boats, swimming pool, playgrounds, horseshoe and volleyball are traditional favorites. The three covered picnic shelters, an air-conditioned recreation building with kitchen, tennis courts, and miniature golf are also on-site. The recreation building is reservable for business meetings or family gatherings. The 14 miles of hiking trails range from leisurely to challenging and in the summer months a seasonal naturalist is on staff and organizing activities. Cedar Creek is a family oriented park and a true outdoor gem. We invite you look at other pages on our website for additional information and invite you to make plans to visit us in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Paul W. Minigh, Jr., Superintendent Kevin B. Kennedy, Assistant Superintendent

steep in and out, but gorgeous and peaceful. Several parts of the path are carpeted with moss.

Trail was very well blazed and looked as though the grass had been cut recently. Started out pretty flat but quickly turns into a steep incline. The stone trough was neat but nothing incredible.

Like all other reviews say... don't do this trail if it's recently rained. Crossed a creek 14 times in it! Pretty wilderness down in the bottoms though. Not listed here is the North Boundry Trail which is an extra mile extenstion that is fairly flat with lots of moss growth and very beautiful shale barrens on top of a ridge for you to view.

Don't mess around with this one. We were not prepared for the Stone Trough Trail. We entered thru the camp ground, scaled a mountain, got lost, found the trough, found some old water pump thing, then tracked thru some thickets.
Great day. We felt like we survived it. But go prepared, and you'll love it too.

10 months ago

Good hiking. Nothing too crazy. The First mile or so is a good incline. The entire family did it and we had a great time. Ages 5 to 68 year old.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This trail was awesome! We too went after a rain and it was treacherous, but so much fun. We all came back covered in mud. I highly recommend it. The trough all the way at the top was cool, as was walking the ridge line, then coming back down was slick, but watching every person fall was a blast.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Only done the stone trough loop, and its a doozy, it was also during a rainstorm. Overall it's what you expect in that country, mountainous terrain with lots of hardwood forest. A few of the descents were very steep with no switchbacks. Making it a little treacherous with the rain. I had to go ninja style and grab roots and slide down backward. They wouldn't be terrible in drier conditions. Saw a bear maybe towards the end. I couldn't really tell, just a black figure and leaves rustling. Overall it seems like a good trail with some serious climbs. I look forward to going back on a drier day and doing the whole loop. There is also another trail connected, North Boundary Trail, making it a few more miles.