Pase Point Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews

Pase Point Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 423 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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forest

lake

river

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wild flowers

The Pase Point Trail starts at the Harold S. Walters Nature Center. The trail heads southwest from the Nature Center, passing Pendleton Lake. After rounding the south end of the lake, the trail crosses Pendleton Creek, which feeds the Blackwater river, via a footbridge and then heads southwest into forest with heavy tree cover and undergrowth, including thick stands of rhododendron. The trail then skirts the edge of Blackwater River Gorge for over a mile. The gorge is not visible along this stretch because of the dense forest. After about 0.6 miles, the Pase Point Trail splits from the Dobbin House Trail, which had followed the same route to this point. At the split, the Pase Point Trail heads northwest and has red blazes. After about another 0.6 miles, the trail descends to Pase Point Overlook, which is a rock outcrop with very nice views of the gorge. The return to the Nature Center is by the same route.

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muddy
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5 days ago

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29 days ago

love this trail. easy hiking great views

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muddy
29 days ago

Awesome trail - good for most skill sets (maybe not your 80 year old grandparents but everyone else yes!) Rocky outcrop overlook over the valley was super. Rhododendron along the trail give it a jungle-esque feeling. The roar of the river in the valley can be heard like a beautiful background melody along the entire trail.

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1 month ago

3.5 stars. A easy Appalachian-type woody hike to a rocky outlook. The woods are nice especially the rhododendrons. Really good view of the valley. Bring a camera. Nothing really strenuous and minimal elevation gain though it was very muddy. If you’re in able to walk this distance on flat terrain, you should be fine.

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1 month ago

Great trail..

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rocky
1 month ago

A very enjoyable hike! There was a bit of mud, but it was very easy to pass through the muddy spots without getting your shoes very dirty. We'll be back. The water was very enjoyable to hear and made for many beautiful photo ops. The scenic views were worth the effort. We hiked the loop.

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1 month ago

Great little trail. We started at the campground. Pase Point lookout is very beautiful. Not hard and worth the hike.

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muddy
2 months ago

Easy peasy but watch where you step for rocks and roots. Muddy if it has rained in the last few days. Great place to have a little picnic style snack at the end before heading back.

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2 months ago

Amazing view at the point!

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2 months ago

3 months ago

A nice hike. Sometimes it felt like you were in a jungle with the over growth of rhododendrons. I wish we would have went in late May or June. I imagine it is beautiful when the rhododendrons are in bloom. The Overlook was very pretty.

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5 months ago

Great hike! Good terrain, marked well, and great views. We hiked after a good 3-4 inch snow the night before. Was a nice loop. Couldn’t have asked for a better hike!

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9 months ago

We combined this trail with a few links of others, to make it a loop! Luckily I had my GPS because the trails are very poorly marked. In mid October the trail was mushy wet in places. But very manageable. We especially enjoyed the varied flora as the different trail segments went thru forest, wet land and meadows! .

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10 months ago

This is a great trail. Hiked on a Friday, out to the point then back around the loop via Dobbin House Trail. The hike was very peaceful, saw no other hikers during our trip. The view from the lookout is beautiful. Past the lookout, there are some great small waterfalls cascading down to the river.

10 months ago

Fun terrain and gorgeous view at the end. It’s a moderate trail, it would be a little tricky for little ones.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Did this hike on a wet Saturday. Saw no one on the hike except for a forest ranger. Beautiful forest with a nice overlook point. Rated moderate but totally suitable for kids. We ended up doing a loop which was fun and totaled about 5 miles. Lots of trails back there so take a map so you don’t get lost. At some points can be confusing which way to go. Easily accessible from the lake. We had a great time and not too muddy even though had rained.

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Sunday, August 05, 2018

This was one of the better trails I explored in the area. There are many optional trails to return to the lake. On a Saturday, this trail was lightly trafficked, probably because the trailhead is difficult to find. Start at the Nature Center, which features live turtles, a snake, and taxidermy exhibit and go to the left of the lake until you cross a short bridge. Also, take a map to determine which trail to take.

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Saturday, August 04, 2018

I highly recommend it! The ending view is like Lindy which is more popular, but this one has fewer people. For our Saturday summer hike, we only passed another couple. Park at the lake and hike back the Dibbon House Trail. It is well marked too! We saw three hawks soaring the canyon.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Great trail and a great view as a reward. There is only a small area to overlook from with no safety features for little ones!

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Great half day hike. Fairly scenic especially at the overlook. As mentioned, mostly shady, some rocks and roots. Basically, a cliff view. As always, hang on to your little hikers.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

A nice, easy walk in beautiful fall scenery

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Monday, October 09, 2017

beautiful trail ending with a beautiful view

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Great view. As noted it can be rocky and narrow path with the blazes marked clearly.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

trail is relatively level but rocky with many tree roots. Well marked with yellow and blue squares.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

beautiful scenery . Trail is well kept and used ,but offered some challenges . The fire was magnificent. Wish that the trail spilt off to the rockface overlook was better marked and wish that cutoff was widened.... it's so tight I was waiting for a snake or a bear to jump out at me lol

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Gorgeous view from overlook. A little side trail to left shortly after first wooden bridge that takes you down over hill to river for some beautiful pics. Took our dog and she loved the hike and along with some spots for her to play in water

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