Explore the most popular cross country skiing 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.

walking
1 day ago

Hiked this trail Friday, August 3. I had never been on the Snake Hill Trail before and had heard talk of it being in rough shape following the logging that took place a few years back. For this reason, I downloaded the AllTrails app and followed the map.

The trail itself is an easy walk, no real uphill climbs. For the most part, the trail is flat with muddy areas or grass. I did not come across any jagged rocks sticking up like the Ravens Rock trail.
There are two parking areas to the trail. Either one you park at, if you follow the loop, you will end up walking on the road back to the other parking area, to which there are blind turns on Rohr Road/Snake Hill and some traffic travels fast so be cautious with that. I tried to follow the path back to my car but made a wrong turn on the trail and ended up following the loop instead.

I did not make it out to what I think should be an overlook. We followed the map to the left corner and ended up on a big rock but trees blocked the view. I assume the overlook is across the way from there. Again, it was my first time on the trail and using the app and map so I think it was all user error.

The only other item I'll note that others have mentioned is the possibility of rattlesnakes or copperheads being on or around the trail. There are signs posted at the trail head warning of snakes and I have heard of people coming across them. We did not encounter any while walking this past weekend.

Will definitely walk this trail again. Very peaceful and beautiful

hiking
12 days ago

This was one of the better trails I explored in the area. There are many optional trails to return to the lake. On a Saturday, this trail was lightly trafficked, probably because the trailhead is difficult to find. Start at the Nature Center, which features live turtles, a snake, and taxidermy exhibit and go to the left of the lake until you cross a short bridge. Also, take a map to determine which trail to take.

on Pase Point Trail

hiking
13 days ago

I highly recommend it! The ending view is like Lindy which is more popular, but this one has fewer people. For our Saturday summer hike, we only passed another couple. Park at the lake and hike back the Dibbon House Trail. It is well marked too! We saw three hawks soaring the canyon.

hiking
18 days ago

This is a nice trail that leads to some great views of Cheat Lake and the Cheat River Canyon.

Pros: Great views, varied scenery (alternates between thick forests and open meadows), loop trail, not too difficult or long

Cons: Part of the hike is along Snake Hill Road which has no shoulders, no blazes or signs to follow (use the AllTrails app to navigate instead), another part of the hike is along a gravel road

Even with the cons, it is still a nice hike with great views. Definitely recommended if you want a nice hike not far from Morgantown with fewer people than Coopers Rock.

hiking
20 days ago

Good trail with nice views. About halfway through it turns into a gravel road that leads to the main road. That is the only downside

Great trail and a great view as a reward. There is only a small area to overlook from with no safety features for little ones!

26 days ago

Definitely need AllTrails to find your way on this unmarked trail. Watch for snakes if you try to take the small trail that bypasses the road; i had to double back to the road to avoid a snake.

This is a decent trail for a quiet hike. Does not get much football. However, we also saw a bear in the woods just 30-40 ft off the this trail in mid July. My first wild bear. Luckily we were a group of four people so he didnt bother us and bounded away once we made some noise. There is the scott run along the path for a good distance so dogs can drink water etc.

hiking
1 month ago

Great half day hike. Fairly scenic especially at the overlook. As mentioned, mostly shady, some rocks and roots. Basically, a cliff view. As always, hang on to your little hikers.

I saw a bear at clay furnace.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is MUDDY and pretty tough. If it's very dry out, this trail will still be sloppy. The return on the roadside trail is fine, but Scott Run itself is muddy, and the first 1/2 mile of the uphill is steep.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail! Lots of good spots with an incredible view to hang out and cool down on a toasty day!

hiking
4 months ago

I loved this hike. I am currently over 400 lbs, and I completed this in under three hours. If I can do it, you can too!

hiking
5 months ago

A nice little trail with beautiful views. It was very muddy, though, and based on the reviews of others, we decided to turn around about halfway and hike back the way we came so as to avoid the part on the road.

Nice leisurely trail!

9 months ago

I have done this trail twice now. Mid Autumn and late Spring. Both times, great views, little traffic.

I enjoyed a stupendous mountain bike ride on this trail. I rode the loop counterclockwise and enjoyed just enough rocks, roots and climb for a 66 year old on a dual suspension trail bike.

hiking
10 months ago

A nice, easy walk in beautiful fall scenery

hiking
10 months ago

beautiful trail ending with a beautiful view

hiking
10 months ago

Great view. As noted it can be rocky and narrow path with the blazes marked clearly.

hiking
10 months ago

Great view. As noted it can be rocky and narrow path with the blazes marked clearly.

on Pase Point Trail

10 months ago

trail is relatively level but rocky with many tree roots. Well marked with yellow and blue squares.

on Pase Point Trail

10 months ago

my rating is 4 star not 1

hiking
10 months ago

beautiful scenery . Trail is well kept and used ,but offered some challenges . The fire was magnificent. Wish that the trail spilt off to the rockface overlook was better marked and wish that cutoff was widened.... it's so tight I was waiting for a snake or a bear to jump out at me lol

hiking
11 months ago

Great view and there's a cool damn with a pond. Nice wide trail. We really enjoyed it except for walking along the road. Next time we will for just go out and back instead of the loop to avoid the time spent waking along the road. Otherwise a great hike we will for sure do again.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Gorgeous view from overlook. A little side trail to left shortly after first wooden bridge that takes you down over hill to river for some beautiful pics. Took our dog and she loved the hike and along with some spots for her to play in water

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Was a great trial, however, I'm only giving it a 4 star because once you get to the top and start down the other side it was not properly marked.

You start on Davis Creek trail and split off on white hollow trail. It is not called Kanawha state forest trail. The sign leading to White Hollow trail was blazed orange, but the blazes through the trail were blue ! Once you are to the top you must walk down a gravel road a piece and reconnect with white hollow trail. Once you go down the trail and make it to the look out rock is where the blazes become confusing. There are lighter blue markers leading to the right wrap around the rock, but the trail actually goes over the hill and to the left. Once you make it to the bottom, you will need to either go back the way you came or walk down the main road a piece and reconnect with Davis Creek trail.

This trail is very challenging in places and easy in others. Overall this was a great hike !!!

trail running
Monday, July 10, 2017

If you like tons of rocks, natural Waterways on trail and it's really not a loop it connects with the roadside Trail after 2.5 Mi then this Trail is for you.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Great shady hike, even on a sunny July afternoon.

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