Located at the extreme tip of West Virginia's northern panhandle, Tomlinson Run provides a wide range of recreational opportunites to a large number of local and out-of-state visitors. The park's 1,398 acres extend along the stream from which it gets its name, both of which are named for a family of early settlers, to within a mile of the stream's confluence with the Ohio River. Roughly divided into two sections, the park offers a wilderness area of heavily forested hills, overhanging cliffs of sandstone and shale, and a profusion of wildflowers and fauna. Featured within the developed areas of the park are picnicking, boating, miniature golf, basketball and volleyball courts, swimming, a campground and a group camp. In addition, program events are scheduled from April through October.

Wonderful trail except for it lead right out to the road after 1 mile. The loop must have over grown since the map was last updated. Where the loop was marked on the map was not to be found on the trail. Disappointing but overall, a good trail. Just be prepared for an almost 2 mile road walk back to your car.

3 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

I wish I could rank this higher but Tomlinson has some work to do. Stay on Laurel and Whiteoak. Avoid the trails marked on the map that follow the creek. They don't exist. The payoff here is the beauty at the end of the trail. The hike there is kinda blah. Moderately difficult, especially the lower loop of Laurel. STAY ON THE TRAILS. Rueger the beagle and I came back infested with TICKS!! **WEAR PROTECTION**

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Love this place

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

camping
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Decent trail and a fun day hike, but the campground is definitely over priced for all it is. ($24 per night)

Great park and hiking

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016

Had a great time ,can't wait to go up and do some of he other trails, it is a beautiful along and they the stream on the yellow trail

hiking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Maple, Laurel, White Oak Trail is a great combination out-and-back hike starting at the Maple Trail Trailhead near the restrooms off rt. 12. The highlight would be the White Oak section that parallels the picturesque Tomlinson Run. There are several other trails throughout the park.

hiking
Sunday, October 21, 2012

trails are easily connected together for a 10 -12 mile hike. some few nice small hill in the mix