Central Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
734 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

12 days ago

Great trail for a casual hike on a chilly fall day. Not very strenuous but still scenic - especially with the leaves changing color.

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3 months ago

We got on this trail near the fishing lake, so we didn’t do the whole thing. The trail is moderately rocky and a few parts are overgrown, but it’s very clearly marked with trail blazes and intersects with a few other trails. We enjoyed it.

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10 months ago

Great ups and downs, really enjoyed it!

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Parts of the trail were narrow and overgrown.

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Saturday, June 06, 2015

This is a very enjoyable, easy, yet long hike. The climb is not 1000 as listed in the alltrails overview. If you park at the Batt Shelter, the climb is 200 feet. If you park at the lodge or at the nature center the climb is 500 feet. There are many points of entry to this loop, which makes it easier to change things up.

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Saturday, March 07, 2015

You can bail out and use park roads to shorten the distance. Or get picked up. Park employees are freiindly and eager to help. Points of interest are Bear Den Rocks and a nearby crag that overlooks the broad valley between Cacapon and Sleepy Creek mountains. The trail crosses the east side of Cacapon Mountain, the north and middle forks of Indian Run and passes through mixed hardwoods, pines, blueberry bushes and various flowering plants.

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11 days ago

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Sunday, September 06, 2015