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Long Point Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Summersville, West Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 442 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy
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This is an easy hike through wooded terrain with views of Summersville Lake along the way. The pay off is at the end of the trail when you've reached Long Point. The view of the lake is great and would be a perfect lunch spot. Be careful around the cliff, there are several crevices that a person can fall through.

Parking- Gravel lot 50 yards on left on Newton Road Facilities- 1 portable on at the beginning of the trail head

WVDNR - (304)872-3412 or (304)872-5809

Turn off U.S. 19 onto Summersville airport road. Follow this road to the airport. Before turning into the airport, you will see a red gate accross the road. This is your parking and beginning point.

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Raymond Cole
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Donna Miller
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Hiking

Excellent trail. Good for running too.

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Alexa Maloney
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WalkingGreat!

Nice easy walking trail!

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John Jacobson
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WalkingGreat!
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Jill Krueger
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Walking

Easy wide path until the end. Only scenic at the end of the trail otherwise it was nothing special. Bring bug spray.

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Jen Brown
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Hiking

Nice trail. Easy hike with beautiful views. I could spend all afternoon on these rocks.

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Adria Fox
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HikingGreat!

The overlook of the lake is gorgeous!! We really enjoyed relaxing on the rocks and watching the boats below. Would use caution with small children, as the cliffs are high and lots of drop offs. Smooth, wide path with small rolling inclines. Only passed a few hikers and bikers. Highly recommend!

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Josh Grose
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Good

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Sierra Taylor
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Beautiful!

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Angela Scott
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Donna Miller
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HikingBugs

The trail is well kept and easy to follow. There is a down tree on one part, but it is easy to climb/jump over and is low to the ground. The trail wasn't too crowded. The view at the end is beautiful. There are no railings at the end of the trail, so I wouldn't suggest taking young children (toddlers). I would bring bug spray as there was a lot of bugs and flies.

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Tyler Kacich
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Great trail. Very beautiful overlook at the end

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Audrey Elswick
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Great trail. Mostly all shaded, except out on the rocks of course. Coming back out is an incline and will definitely have your heart pumping. The view at the end is worth it though.

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Angela Eagle
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Running

We really enjoyed jogging this trail and the extra loop. We found out about the extra loop from a trail sign. Figured out what they meant my hidden crevices. They are behind the rhododendron near the lake.

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Joshua Fedorski
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Hiking

Short out and back that takes you to overlook. A few people noted bears on the trail which ended in them turning around and coming back but I pressed on. Heard one in the brush but saw nothing. Something to note just in case. Seems to be plenty of other options in s’ville to see similar views

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Christy Johnson
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We did both the loop and the lookout. Ot was absolutely AMAZING! So worth it!!

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R84 Whitehead
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Great views at the end; easy well maintained and traveled trail. 4.1 miles, plenty of parking.

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Dennie Large
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HikingMuddy

Nice easy trail. You can walk straight to the over look just shy of 2 miles or you could take the loop around that takes you down to the lake that adds about another half mile or so onto the trip out. Trail is marked good once you get to the trailhead. You have to walk about 1/4 mile from the gate after you park.

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Shannon Olive
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HikingMuddy

Great easy trail, just a little muddy in spots, no big deal. We took our dogs. It would be great for kids too except the end is a cliff straight down. I was a little nervous for the dogs to be close to the edge, kids would make me nervous too. There is actually 2 trails. One is Long Point Trial & the other is an off shoot called Overlook Trail. It goes by the lake and will have great views in fall or winter when the leaves are gone.

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John Thornton
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Hiking

A great trail for all levels. Thick woods make for a nice peaceful hike. Convenient to Summersville and Mountain Lake Campground.

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Aaron and Natalie Frank
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This is a very beautiful hike with amazing views at the point! Plan to stop and have lunch or lay in the sun at the point. We encountered a rather large black bear on the way back, about 0.5 miles from the point so that made it amazing and scary too.

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Chris Whitt
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Great trail. We really have nothing bad to say about it. Great views of the outdoors and lake.

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Ellen Linger
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Nice Trail with great views of the lake.

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Nathan Smith
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Off Road DrivingMuddyRocky

Fun trail. Partially graveled with some grassy areas and occasional rocky terrain. Beautiful view at the end!

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naaman bell
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Easy hike to a beautiful vantage point

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Gerri Atkinson
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Hiking

Great trail.. beautiful view at the end!

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Lance Fallen
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HikingMuddySnow

Hiked this trail today on way home to NC. Great trail, well marked. Awesome views all the way .

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