Rich Mountain Trail

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Rich Mountain Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Huttonsville, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.2 miles
741 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving



wild flowers


A relatively short hike to an incredible view. A spacious red chair and several rocks perfect for sitting await at the top for everyone to take in the view. Almost the entire towns of Beverly and Elkins are visible from this point; however, it gets very foggy under rainy conditions. The trail is lined with gravel. Parking is available at the base of the trail. At the top, there are a few satellites and towers; however, as soon as you get past those, the breathtaking view becomes visible.

10 months ago

This is a easy service road trail with an amazing view at the end. There is a shelter house and a overlook area, and signs along the way! We took our 5 year old Shitzu, and she did great with some water breaks along the way..., since it was a hot October day. When the gate is open, you can drive most of the way to the scenic overlook, and hike the trails off of the service road, if you want to hike more in the woods.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Great trail for locals if you know what you are looking also shared by several antennas for the airport and cell towers, but it doesn't effect the view at all. Also explore rich mountain, a civil war battlefield, which you need to walk thru to get to the top of Rich Mt. anyhow. Nice picnic spot, watch for storms, nowhere to go if a sudden storm comes, and definitely bring a camera.