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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.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 442 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

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.

running
2 days ago

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.

hiking
4 days ago

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

hiking
5 days ago

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

hiking
7 days ago

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

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

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.

hiking
muddy
12 days ago

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.

hiking
22 days ago

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

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Nice Trail with great views of the lake.

ohv/off road driving
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike to a beautiful vantage point

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail.. beautiful view at the end!

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

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

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

My 15 year old daughter and 2 sons 10 and 5 did this with me and we were all tired coming out but had a great day in the woods together. The overlook is amazing but definitely keep a tight hold to little ones if you take them along. It is a little rocky toward the end and some up and down hills but well maintained. Pack water and snacks.

hiking
8 months ago

My absolute FAVORITE hike “back home”. The trail is not well marked, but it’s easy enough to follow, for the most part well maintained. But the pay off is well worth it! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenic views and peace and serenity found at the end of this trail ♥️

hiking
8 months ago

This is a nice hike to an overlook of Summersville Lake. There’s not much scenery until you reach the end but it was still an enjoyable walk in the woods. It’s definitely an easy hike on a wide trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Really easy trail, beautiful view of the lake, no water access.

hiking
11 months ago

Long hike with a 6yo and 4yo, but do-able. Recommend packing water and snacks. Path is wide and well kept. Would be a good bike ride. - Overlook at the end does NOT have a railing or fence. FYI if going with kids. View is great!

hiking
Sat Jul 06 2019

Really nice trail with lake views starting around the 1 mile mark. Rocky outcrop at the end overlooking the lake is simply beautiful.

hiking
Fri Jul 05 2019

wide well marked path through the woods to a great payoff at Long Point Overlook.

hiking
Thu Jul 04 2019

Terrific hike, shaded and variety inclines. End the trail is the icing on the cake. Finale is gorgeous!!!

hiking
Mon Jun 10 2019

Great trail and so worth it in the end. This is a beautiful overlook of the lake. Nice shade most of the way too.

Tue Sep 25 2018

This hike is just okay, until you get 95% of the way to the end...then it gets incredible. The view from Long Point is world class. I hiked out here to climb. Its illegal to cliff jump, but if you can find your way down to the water to swim, SCUBA dive, or just hang out you'll love it. There is LTE cell phone reception out here (I have Sprint) and your smartphone will capture photos that are well worth the nearly 8 miles of casual walking. I can't wait to return here again in 2019. If you are interested in rock climbing, look over the edge all around long point and you'll see bolts and chains for sport routes. Definitely do not cliff jump if you are not familiar with the landing as there are some shallow areas, and depending on the US ARMY Patrol's location, you could get hit with a heavy fine.

Fri Aug 17 2018

Simple hike with nice views at the end

Sun Aug 05 2018

Awesome trail, beautiful view at the end!

mountain biking
Sat Jul 21 2018

Very fun bike ride with a gorgeous view at the end!

Sat Jul 14 2018

Nice walk through the WV forest. Wide trail for most part. Took our Lab and Boxer, they loved it.

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