Raven Rock Trail

MODERATE 127 reviews

Raven Rock Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morgantown, West Virginia that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

views

muddy

hiking
8 days ago

Great easy hike with a fantastic view at the end! It’s relatively easy, trail ground ranging from large gravel to mud to dry ground with some roots. Hiking in it is mostly a slight downhill grade which creates a slightly more difficult return. There is also a pretty steep incline up to the summit but it isn’t too lengthy! Definitely good for anyone wanting a short hike!

Check out the photos I uploaded for the treat you are in for at the top!

13 days ago

Cool easy out and back with a good view

15 days ago

Was there 2 weeks ago right after the reminants of Hurricane Florence came through. The trail was basically a running stream and you almost always had to watch where you were stepping. Found a tiny waterfall along the actual creek running along the side. Going in is a gradual down hill walk then you get to the steep incline at the end. Once you get up on the rocks, the views make it all worth while. The power lines do take away from it a little but if they weren't there, there may have never been a trail up there.
Will be trying to get back when the leaves are changing!

26 days ago

Woke up early and hiked this trail (absolutely recommend) as the sun came up. Better view than Coopers in my opinion, definitely worth the hike. Power lines take away from the scenery but I think they look somewhat unique with the setting.

hiking
1 month ago

meh. muddy, rocky and the view has these huge power lines in the way.

1 month ago

if it wasnt for the wires its would be a beautiful view

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning views!! Most of the trail was almost like a creek bed and I don’t think it’s from recent rain. You could tell paths were carved out off of the trail to go around the muddy parts. Most of the trail was very easy until the very last quarter mile up to the overlook!

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails to hike around Morgantown, mainly for the view payoff at the end of the trail. It is becoming increasingly popular so can be busy at times. The trail itself is very rocky and muddy in spots. I have to pay attention to every step as to make sure I don't twist my ankle. Easy walk until the final ascent which is very steep and walking back is a gradual climb.
I hike out to Ravens Rock several times a year, always go back for more.

2 months ago

Kind of muddy and rocky, but it had just recently rained. Not too strenuous of a hike until the last hill, but beautiful views from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

A bit hilly and rocky. The view is better here than from Coopers Rock. Less crowded too.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful view. The view here is better than the one from Coopers Rock overlook and is less crowded. The trail is on a stream bed so it can be slippery after a rain shower.

2 months ago

Great view; definitely can be muddy if it’s rained lately.

3 months ago

Great views, rocky and muddy

3 months ago

...had been several years since on the trail...it is nearly downhill (sloping) all the way until the last trek...then it is up up up...as others say, it was rocky, wet and muddy...i have always found it difficult to look at the greenery to my left and right, because i am watching my feet!...and yes, the power line is a sad meet but, hey, what a view!!...weather was great and just enough hikers on it to feel comfortable by myself yet plenty of quiet time for my dog and i

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous view at the top, but the walking trail itself does not vary much in appearance. Still a great walk through the woods. Not too steep, and not horribly crowded, but we did pass several groups during the hike and we shared the top of the mountain with a few other groups as well.

backpacking
8 months ago

Fun place with great views

hiking
9 months ago

Rocky in some places and muddy in others. Not much elevation gain, but still, wonderful view at the end.

11 months ago

Nice easy trail! Pretty muddy and lots of rocks so wear the right boots! Amazing view at the end

hiking
11 months ago

Rewarding view at the end. The road/trail out to raven rock is very rocky with lots of golf ball and baseball size rocks to twist an ankle. Bring your binoculars and look at all the goobers over at coopers rock overlook.

hiking
11 months ago

This is my go-to trail when I have visitors. It is just the right length and just the right amount of exertion to feel like you've done something. The overlook at the end is amazing and is what keeps me coming back to this trail.

hiking
Thursday, September 21, 2017

A little rocky but nice! Great views

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Pretty decent hike...very rocky trail...overall it's pretty easy with some nice views of fern beds and humongous rock structures.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Went for the sunrise. Very rocky, but amazing view.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Great easy hike

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Trail is almost like a creek bed but the view is amazing

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

it gets rough and rocky on the way down. it gets very steep in the last quarter mile. worth it for the view though.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Easy trail, well marked. Great views!

Friday, June 02, 2017

The hike was good and rocky in most places, hence the name. I spent the previous week in Virginia doing a section of the AT. After seeing those overlooks, Raven's Rocks power lines didn't thrill me. The view from the top is beautiful. Although the area is breathtaking, you'll give a big thumbs down to the power lines that meet you at the top.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Nice trail about 1/2 way through you can trek off the trail and follow the stream for a bit, it's refreshing especially on your way back

Monday, May 01, 2017

Not a bad trail, but heavily trafficked.

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