Explore the most popular trails in West Virginia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
2 days ago

Hiked this trail out from the Highwall Bypass trail. Very pretty through some flat bottoms. Although I went when it was relatively dry, areas here and there were a little muddy, but I believe that it's main cause for staying that way is mountain bikers keeping it tossed up. Water crossings through here were nice and all contained lovely foot bridges.

hiking
2 days ago

Very easy and fun trail to stroll through. This area of the park seems to be different from the rest when on the trail. A bit more open in parts of it and all around very enjoyable. There is an extension of the trail that adds .5 miles to it... Nothing too spectacular on it other than making good elevation gain to just immediately drop back to the trail to finish it out. towards the end of it there are is a nice field with Duck Creek flowing next to it with some interesting Geology.

White Oak part of the trail starting from the barn yard is nothing buy elevation.Once on the Hickory loop trail, though it was all down hill to the bottom of the valley where it rolled along the park Boundry with lovely grassy areas on the trail. There were a few areas where the trail had some rather steep scrambles when starting to ascend back to the top (doing on which way you start, but nothing too bad or long to not enjoy this secluded part of the park.

This trail is quite a hike to get to from the White Oak trail. Use caution because the trail does get narrow with a rather steep drop off on one side. Once on the trail it is relatively flat on the top of the trail till you are at the junction at the bottom of the hill where you meet Trick Track Trek and Hershey Single Track Trail.

Good Trail. Could have been better, only being about 3 miles and you can’t go in and go out it just loops. Good trail if you want terrain. Lot of roots in the path though.

The south terminus trail head is at a radio tower. There’s only room for 2 cars to park along the road. Don’t block the tower service entrance. Once on the trail, it’s gentle up to the ridge and while on the ridge. There are dozens of scenic overlooks. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the views afforded by this hike. It’s a challenging hike but not too difficult.

This hike is 5 stara when only a few people are there. It's 1 star when there are a lot. The amount of people "hiking" this trail yesterday was insane. Just to give you an idea, I passed 62 people just from the parking lot to the fork to the upper trail.

hiking
3 days ago

Great short trail to hike. Beautiful views of the New River Valley

hiking
3 days ago

walking
3 days ago

Easy/moderate. Pretty good views but can be SUPER crowded on weekends. Parking is a bitch. But the trail itself isn’t too bad. Will be back there again

Water level was high enough that crossing red creek requires taking shoes off or getting wet socks. We did just the red creek portion and will come back later in summer when water levels are lower. Cool trail otherwise.

Nice trail. Would be great in the fall. As others have said, this is not an easy trail it definitely should be listed as a moderate. If you venture off the trail a little 100 ft. , to the top of the mountain, you can see some better ridge line views. (The location I paused on my recording is where I went on up the mountain a little)

4 days ago

Well kept

Beautiful trail with many look-over points.

Great hike all down and state back up !

Probably one of my favorite trails ever! Highly recommend taking the climbing detours - the ladders can be intimidating, but it’s a fantastic adventure to literally climb up and down the cliff face. A great experience. You bet I’ll be hiking this one again!

i haven't been to this trail in many years, me and my family did this trail in 3 days total on bike, i would recommend to bring enough supplies with you for this, also no cell service from what i remember. its a great adventure but be prepared..

hiking
6 days ago

We take this trail with our two year old in a toddler pack. He really enjoys getting out and playing in the creek at the beginning of the trail. It connects to a bike trail on the way back and you can walk onto the alligator trail from there. This trail is very woodsy and quiet. It is also a popular trail with a lot of foot traffic so I feel quite safe.

Hiked this trail in early October 2017 with friends. Descended from scenic highway down to Cranberry River for a couple days. Hiked downstream and up Tumbling Rock Trail back up to North South Trail where we camped final night. Finished 6 mile hike last morning in rainstorm back to Scenic highway where we parked. Beautiful area all around. Have a GPS with you and a trail map. The raw ruggedness of the area was fantastic.

Beautiful place for a day trip.

Wonderful hike! My daughter and I completed the 4.3 loop and found it challenging but enjoyable. It is quite steep but if you enjoy the beauty of the woods with occaisional glimpses of the river you will like this hike.

hiking
11 days ago

First 30 to 40 minutes steep climb to the Civil War era Union fort is strenuous. But once you reach there its all flat and down hill to the overlook. Great workout, great views and interesting history.
I was able to park at trail head due to coming here early on a weekday. Did not see anyone at top .. which was awesome!

hiking
11 days ago

We found this walking/ hiking trail tiring and exhausting but it’s worth it once we reached the cliff .. beautiful views of Harpers Ferry town and surrounding rivers..

Definitely hard on the legs but the view is so worth it!!! Pack a lunch to enjoy at the top ;) (just remember to leave it better than you found it)

Great Trails and Great riding!

hiking
11 days ago

I would rate this trail as hard, not moderate, because it is steep the entire way up and it doesn’t level out much at any place, but the view at the end is totally worth it! Not a trail for the faint of heart. Also, I would recommend bringing extra water bottles!

Great work out!

hiking
12 days ago

We came on a cold Sunday and this was a very nice, short walk. We actually continued on the Mont Chateau Trail all the way to Cheat Lake. Both Mont Chateau North and South are very rocky, much like a stream bed. We found the North trail to be harder to traverse. Definitely worth the Sunday trip!

A quiet and easy uphill trail with limited parking at the base. The views of downtown from the top are wonderful and the trail works as a nice escape from the city in a pinch.

GREAT climb. challenging for first hike of the year...but so glad we did it. Harper's ferry appears like a model train set from that high up. We both said Wow!

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