Snake Hill Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Snake Hill Trail is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Morgantown, West Virginia and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

Wildlife management area along the Cheat River (3 miles) While the 2,000 acre Snake Hill WMA was purchased to protect the views of the more well known Coopers Rock State Forest from development, Snake Hill has some very nice overlooks of its own and this loop takes you to each of them. Starting at the northern parking area and traveling clockwise, a dirt access road takes you to Table Rock and a view towards Cheat Lake and ofCoopers Rock with Haystack Rock seen below it across the gorge. Coming back along another access road will bring you to a small open area. The trail loop there (again moving clockwise) brings you to several unnamed views and finally to Cheat View looking up the river gorge and towards Raven Rock. These overlooks have no developed railing and can be slippery when wet. Be extremely carefully because it's a long drop should you go over the edge.

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1 month ago

Was a good hike for the distance but there is a small section on the road. Vehicles traveling on the road are not cautious of the walkers. It is an unmarked windy trail. Over all good hike

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trail running
4 months ago

Beautiful

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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Monday, May 30, 2016

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

Mostly easy, nice overlook.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016