Explore the most popular Bird Watching 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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17 hours ago

Love these Beckley trails

Wife and I can down from Calcutta Ohio to do this hike on a whim. It didn’t disappoint! it took about 5.5 hrs total but we also didn’t rush. Took breaks and even had a picnic and fire to warm back up at the top. Amazing views! Would like to make this hike again in every season! The trail was easy to follow but make sure you look at the all trails map towards the top because it’s very easy to pass the small trail to get to the top top. It is marked with a stack of rocks but still easy to pass up. Which we did lol great hike will be back again!

Hiked this in December-a nice easy day hike closing the loop on FR 75/19. Several inches of snow and ice on the ground saved me from the usual mud on the Wildlife Trail. The view from the cliffs was terrific but of course more austere than it would be in the warmer months. Recommended as a good third hike thru DS after one has already visited the northern and central parts.

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4 days ago

lil trail that ties into others

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over grown
rocky
4 days ago

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flooded
off trail
rocky
4 days ago

Higher elevations than expected and leaves made it more difficult. Maybe better in spring and summer

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muddy
snow
5 days ago

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5 days ago

Maryland heights, quick version, breezy, chilly, low crowds, great views as always

Enjoyed getting my butt kicked into shape with the steep climbs. Fee is $15 for a car/multiple people. $10/person. Stop by the red marked overlook trail first since that gets most crowded. Only 2 miles for that portion and it's the best views. completed the other blue and green trails for over 6 miles of activity. So many cute dogs enjoying the trail!

Highly recommend for anyone who loves an incline hike. Loved it!

Rather difficult on the way up, very easy on the way down. Views were magnificent and I thought everything was well marked (i.e. white to orange, orange to blue) but I did read the notes from other reviews in advance of my trek, which were very helpful. This Wednesday morning hike in cloudy, 36 degree weather yielded only one other soul on the whole trail. Highly recommend.

Did this section of the trail as part of a larger backpacking trip in October. Easily one of my favorite trails. Beautiful views and the silence on top of the ridge is amazing!

I wouldn’t rate this trail as “difficult”. Toughest bit is the nearly vertical climb to the finish. Amazing views at the end - totally worth it!

hiking
12 days ago

Great easy trail. There is one small section of an uphill rocky path but the rest of the trail is mostly flat with a clearly visible path. We brought our dogs and they loved it! Easy to drive to and find parking. Tons of leaves but that added to the beautiful scenery!

Hiked part of the trail with my German shepherd today. It was nice and cool out with not many people out. Saw a few hunters in the distance. It was really pretty with all the leaves on the ground.

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13 days ago

Went with Andy and tour of the lower town nice walk a lot of dogs a lot of people

Great uphill to start the hike, then a smooth walk along the ridge to a great view. Accurately rated and well kept!

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muddy
rocky
washed out
13 days ago

One of the most gorgeous hikes I’ve ever done! The first 6 miles is absolutely like being in another world. The scenery changes quite a bit so you’re never bored The second half of the trail (Dobbins to Beaver trail) has you wading through 2-3 ft of mud and water in places. This goes on for about a mile off and on every 10-15 ft and the trail is completely washed out. It was a little miserable for that stretch if I’m being honest. I had cold weather boots but I sunk up to my knees a few times. I would avoid the Dobbins grade trail and make it an out and back using bear rocks trail and red creek trail. If you look at the map view of this trail, it’s very very easy to pick a different trail besides Dobbins if you want to do a loop also.

Great trail to hike wth the family. The switchbacks had a few mid 50 aged people turning back. Great view at the top. People had dogs of leash on the narrow rocks at the top. I thought for sure 2 dogs were going to fall off the ledges! Take your time and watch your footing on the spine parts. Things can go south really quickly there. Use common sense and you will be fine.

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rocky
13 days ago

Nice trail with great views throughout. Crowded, but specially near trailhead and lookouts.

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muddy
snow
18 days ago

Hiked this trail today on way home to NC. Great trail, well marked. Awesome views all the way .

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