Cowpasture Loop

EASY 4 reviews

Cowpasture Loop is a 9.5 mile loop trail located near Hillsboro, West Virginia and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

no dogs

hiking
8 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike... lots of open areas, streams, and peaceful surroundings. Great hike if you just want to walk and meditate. Very easy with just a couple easy hills. Saw some black bear scat but never encountered the bear. I will definitely do this again... think it would be fun with a group. Only downside is at the end of the trail you have to walk about a mile on a gravel road that was boring if you have two cars leave one at each end to avoid this.

hiking
8 months ago

Great light hike. Needs a little TLC.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Really nice easy trail that gives beautiful views of the Cranberry Botanical Area. I took my parents and boyfriend on the trail, they don't hike often, and they loved it! Its well marked, the only thing to be aware of is it is boggy in several areas. Would highly recommend to both avid hikers and new comers. Would be a great trail for kids.

hiking
Sunday, July 25, 2010

Walked the trail at a somewhat leisurely pace, saw several deer. Started at the Upper gate parking lot. Walked down the Cranberry River Road to the beginning of the Cow Pasture Trail. Toward the end before reaching the forest service road the trail was very wet. Something to keep in mind-waterproof footwear. A Nice hike but would have been nice to have been able to follow a trail instead of the road back to the car.