Ziler Trail

HARD 27 reviews

Ziler Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1023 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
8 days ago

I take my motorcycle and park at bates lot on top of mountain..and hike 5 or more miles..on blue trail straight up mountain..their is a out house on top..and a place to eat tables and covered area.Very nice..mountain view ..or u can make shorted by coming down the orange part at the top of mountain..But i go the longer route..takes me 3 hours..and i love that park..U know when u are done the ups..

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

I completed the Ziler Loop Trail today. It was a nice hike - about a 4 mile loop. Strenuous hike up the Ziler Trail. No real views up at the top, but it was a nice quiet walk. I only saw one other couple on the trail. Before leaving the park, I made my way up to the Cacapon Mountain Overlook. Beautiful views! I highly suggest making the drive up before you leave.

25 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Great trail. 2:30 hike for 5.6 miles. this is the ziler trail straight up and making a left and taking the ziler loop trail back down. if you do the entire ziler loop i believe its 12 mi or so.

Awesome state park with more then one trail to hike. Great views

7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

I liked this trail a lot the way up was vicious, great workout. I saw a young fawn suckling his mother. I saw no other hikers but they were running the twelve hour challenge on the lower trail. I think the back side of the mountain in fall will have amazing foliage views. The top walk across the mountain was very peaceful, by far my favorite. Lookout on the lower part the sign to the trail was changed by someone and you will end up by middle fork cabins.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

Good burn up hill with some great views along the way. Definitely would and will do it again.

Friday, November 27, 2015

hiking
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Great uphill battle for a while. Parking wasn't hard to find but I had trouble finding the trail head. I didn't park at the very bottom where as you enter the park. The view was great at the top. I am not sure if you are able to do a loop but it would have been better doing a loop rather than just turning back around and following the same path.

hiking
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

This trail was actually quite strenuous, with a steep ascents and a quad crushing descent whichever way you go, as is the case with circuit hikes. Rocky, so watch the ankles. Scenery is deep deciduous forest with some potential views that would be better in winter w/no leaves. Only saw one other hiker. Deer, squirrels, normal forest birds. Very quiet and peaceful. There is a shelter at the top if you need a picnic table.

hiking
Friday, July 24, 2015

hiking
Friday, October 17, 2014

This is the shorter option of an incredible trail. Mostly pine and oak but there are several other species and even blueberries although it was too late in the year for fruit. This is a rugged trail so be ready for a workout.

hiking
Friday, October 17, 2014

This trail is rugged and steep in places. Start at the boat dock entrance and climb to the top of Cacapon Mountain. In pioneer days it connected some small villages. You can bail in as little as 5 miles or continue for a total of 10 or 12. Most of the trail is well maintained and clearly marked but do not confuse that with easy. It is a long hard day.

hiking
Monday, September 15, 2014

This trail was gorgeous and was enough of a challenge to keep it interesting outside of the scenery. There are several good vantage points for views into/across the valley below, although I think that even the "views" opposed to the "winter views" marked on the map would be more significant after the leaves have fallen. I took Cecelia's advice and went counter clockwise on this loop, and appreciated the steeper ascent and more gradual descent. The blazes are sometimes far and few between, but the trail is well maintained and obvious (at least in early September...not sure how it would be after a fresh snowfall). There were quite a few blueberry bushes, some Mountain Laurel as the altitude increased, a few pines and alot of oaks (look out for dropping acorns!) We parked at the pond/lake fed by the North Fork Indian Run and started at the dam. I'm really excited to go back at various times of the year!