#15 of 73 state parks in West Virginia

Best trails in Pipestem Resort State Park, West Virginia

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Explore the most popular trails in Pipestem Resort State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Known as a family adventure resort, Pipestem Resort State Park has much to offer such as mountain bike and zipline tours. As it is located on the east rim of the Bluestone River Gorge, make sure to check out the recreational water activities which include: stand up paddle boarding, white water rafting, guided fish tours, tubing and kayaking! Check out the dining options, campsites, hiking trails and other outdoor activities here. There is something to do for everyone in the family!

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Map of trails in Pipestem Resort State Park, West Virginia
Park information
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
304-466-1800
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Pipestem McKeever to Heritage Point and Canyon Rim
Pipestem Resort State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Pleasant hike through wild-life rich forest, cliff views, strenous climb to Tram This hike will take you from McKeever Lodge to the Canyon Rim Center where you can enjoy an incredible tram ride to the bottom of the canyon. Along the way you will visit Heritage Point, with an awesome view of the canyon was well as the Mountain Creek lodge and the Bluestone River below. You will start on the River Trail (which will optionally lead you all the way to the bottom of the Canyon though a river crossing is required) near McKeever Lodge. This is a nice, wide trail, though due to heavy horse traffic it can be quite muddy during rainy seasons. At the intersection with Canyon Rim Trail, head right to descend to Heritage Point, the view is well worth the climb back out. Back to Canyon Rim Center you can take a break, have a snak, and do some gift shopping. Then be sure to enjoy the Tram ride to the canyon bottom for even more trail exploration on the lower River Trail or Farley Loop trail.Show more
#2 - Pipestem Longbranch Lake Circuit
Pipestem Resort State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Pleasant hike through wild-life rich mountains with wonderful lake views. Pipestem Resort State Park provides a great opportunity to enjoy the abundant beauty of Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia. You'll begin your journey on Den Tree Trail, located in the rear of the Arboretum. This interpretive trail has markers along the way providing info on the park wildlife. Keep an eye out for all sorts of animals including white-tailed deer and turkey. Seeing the fawns up close was a great treat for my 8 year old son. After the descent towards the lake you will interesect the Lake Shore Trail. The first half of this trail will be a series of small hills taking you above the lake. It is frequented by horses so during wet seasons expect the trail conditions to be quite muddy. As you approach the half-way point the trail will begin to hug the lake, providing some great views of a pristine mountain lake. As you near the end of the Lake Shore Trail you will pass a boat house where you can rent a canoe before climbing back up Den Tree Trail.Show more
#3 - Bluestone River Trail
Pipestem Resort State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
#4 - County Line Trail
Pipestem Resort State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h
Downhill on the way to the. Very nice hike when dry and hot. The trail is under the treeline with water nearly the entire hike. Show more