Cathedral to Giant Hemlock Trail Loop

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Cathedral to Giant Hemlock Trail Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aurora, West Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 196 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



8 days ago

Beautiful easy hike through this old growth state park. Has a few interconnected trails to choose from. They were well maintained. Excited to go again during a different season.

3 months ago

Nice walk, though hard to match up to the listed trail map. There are several different trails including one unmarked. Red, Blue, Yellow and White trails. Follow the directional icon in the app if you want the entire trail.

6 months ago

Beautiful trail. Lots of old trees that tower above you

Tue Aug 07 2018

Nice day hike and are running into interconnecting trails

Sun Aug 05 2018

Was a great trail and fairly easy. You run into other trails which makes it better

Thu Aug 02 2018

Another rainy day hike. Bridges were slippery. Overall fairly easy. I would go back and do again.

Mon Jul 25 2016

Nice little day hike. You can combine trails and make it last a while. Be careful on Partridgeberry Trail...a LOT of berry bushes...pretty much walking through a berry tunnel, and this is black bear country.

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