White Oak Trail to Cranny Crow Overlook

MODERATE 2 reviews
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White Oak Trail to Cranny Crow Overlook is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mathias, West Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
974 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Out and Back to Cranny Crow Overlook

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The staff in the main building told us that this is the most popular hike in Lost River State Park, and I can see why! We arrived ready for sun and 90 degree weather, but as we got going, we received a downpour of rain instead! The upside was that we had the view at Cranny Crow all to ourselves! The hike was a pretty constant uphill, but mostly pretty gradual. There was a lot of shade along the trail, and the shelter makes a nice spot to stop for a minute. On a nicer day, we might have combined this with some other trails to make a longer hike.