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hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

I found this hike to be very relaxing! If you have the time you can mosey along and wander down to the creek! There are some super cool historic mining artifacts and a plethora of coal bits lying around. When you've reached the end there is a neat surprise if you don't already know what you're in for.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. lots of good places for pictures and gives a good workout. It's a little tricky to find. Turn right on the one way street just past the Rite Aid, then turn left to go under the bridge. Parking is just around the bend.

1 month ago

Super easy, cool waterfalls along the way, not marked well once you get to the base where the lift is located

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Clean, friendly people, great trail

4 months ago

on Hawks Nest

7 months ago

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

This place is so beautiful!! Lots to explore along the trail. I only had time to go about 2 miles in, but was able to see small waterfalls and great views!

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

We hiked the Hawks Nest Rail Trail and started in Ansted just past the Rite Aid. The trail was 1.8 miles one way. It was a very easy trail. Their were caves, waterfalls and bridges, it was beautiful. You can also ride the tram down to the trail from Hawks Nest State Park but the tram is closed on Wednesdays, that's why we started at the other end. The trail follows the water the whole way. Their were many picnic tables along the trail. Best trail we've ever been on.

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The overlook is nice, very short paved walk. The real trail is at the bottom which you can take the skylift to or by driving around. Very nice scenery.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Got there about sunset. And was a magnificent light show. Sun setting on just the tops of the mountains, as the shadows took over the deep valleys. Beautiful moment beautiful place. Only in WV.

birding
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

More of a overlook than a trail but definitely worth a visit, perfect spot for watch the sunset.