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Black Cherry Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lost Creek, West Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 154 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake Views Wildlife
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Note: As of August 2020, parts of the Black Cherry Trail are closed for construction however there are detours available. Please check with the park page for more information: https://wvstateparks.com/park/watters-smith-memorial-state-park/

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Devann Hoffman
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This trail is under construction and closed right now. Blazes aren’t available the whole way. Pretty Trail!

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Jeff Christafore
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Had an unexpected detour and had to leave the Black Cherry Trail but found a loop going around. Would have been nice to have info informing of Trail detour instead of just being taped off.

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Pat McFarland
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A good trail for families. Was a little muddy in spots. Not a ton to see but was a nice walk in the woods.

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Chris Broadwater
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Nice short trail. A little bit of an incline but certainly manageable. Well maintained and marked. Could be a little muddy if you catch it at the wrong time, but I’ve never had any issues in 3 or 4 hikes. It’s also easy to add the Fawn Trail for a little extra distance. The dog and I love it.

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Matt Dakon
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Nice short trail ,with some cool things too see...The pond and the cemetery were the biggest things to see along the trail....I pushed my three month old in a Jeep stroller the whole way but wouldn’t recommend anyone else doing that ....all in all it’s a good short hike

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Mark F
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Good parking, well marked, and playground area for kids. Make sure to visit the Watters Smith historic site close to the entrance. Many trails here to extend your hike or difficulty.

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Skip Ward
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alissa allen
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great trail with some nice views

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Connor Capron
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Wonderful little warm up trail. This was my first time visiting the park and loved the scenery everywhere I hiked! A this is a wonderful rolling trail.

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Elena Tate
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Way too short but nice.

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Alan Bourne
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A nice little Forest loop with beautiful Crystal Lake at both ends. I think this is the loop they used to use for Halloween.

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Ursula Gentilozzi
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Audrey Smith
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James Weese
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Keith Greenhalgh
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Jason Bliven
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Donna Zaporta
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Doug Neidholdt
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Timur Shakya
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Nathan Rose
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Rebekah Russell
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Becca McDonald
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Paul Knotts
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