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Hiked the entire trail in three days. Cass to Marlinton, Marlinton to Rorer, Rorer to Caldwell. Tracked over 80 miles with GPS. Picked up a few geocaches along the way. Very nice trail, would do it again!

4 months ago

Easy trail to walk or bike. Beautiful river views. Walked only a 4-mile section but want to return and do more.

I the trail is unusable due to overgrowth. Not usable needs work. There was some other trails, near the same place. That was better

5 months ago

Hiked this trail with a friend. Around the 2.4-mile mark, the trail becomes less traveled and starts to pull away from the river as it enters the river bend. My friend and I heard a growling-like sound coming from the hillside above us, and when it repeated a couple seconds later, we decided it was time to turn around and head back. We didn't see where it was coming from but listening to audio clips online later, we think it may have been a bobcat. Be careful if you hike this trail, especially if you go by yourself.

mountain biking
5 months ago

beautiful ride

6 months ago

followed the directions that it gave me. found out from a local that some landowner had slashed a woman's tire for parking by the trail head. so we had to park on the other side and walk the tracks the entire way. other than that it was a beautiful place to spend a couple days.

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 !!!

The recommended route is good - except the final stretch on the clay trail is open to the sun and is a flat fire road - probably could have taken a different course. Highly recommend deviating at the beginning and starting on rattlesnake trail and then cutting over along the giant boulders. Very beautiful.

on Stone Cliff Trail

8 months ago

Very close hike by the water, lots of opportunities to eat lunch by the river. Very muddy, trail becomes impassable around 2.8 miles not sure if there is more.

Good hike on a beautiful day. The rock city trail will test your feet but still a good loop. Be sure to check out Ravens Rock.

8 months ago

While there are parts of this trail that are absolutely beautiful and the hike is quite a workout, I did not anticipate how long I'd be out there (3 hours!) and how overgrown the trail would be. I hiked this in late June so I should have known better than to wear shorts. The trail is so overgrown in places that I was sometimes unsure if I was even on the path.
The entire thing is poorly marked but there is one spot in particular that about had me in a panic not knowing which way to go. If at the trailhead you start by going left, a little more than half way when you come to a rhododendron canopy that ends in a rocky creek bed, walk to your left down the rocky creek bed and the trail picks up on your right.
My dog loved it, but I have no interest in hiking this narrow, overgrown trail again any time soon.

10 months ago

Hiked this trail on April 20, 2017. Went clockwise from the trail head. After about 3.5 miles (3:15 PM) a storm rolled in. We stood our ground at about 2000 feet near what appeared to be pretty sturdy, uneroded trees. The wind picked up (about 40 MPH) and we watched the trees sway significantly. We kept a watch on nearby trees for any sign of failure. After about 15 minutes the wind died down and the rain began. We continued the hike and reached the river in about 20 minutes. There were many trees (20 - 30) down across the trail (See photos).

11 months ago

This is a well marked great trail that will give a hiker lots of varying terrain and plenty of large fissures to explore within the boulders. The snow gave us a layer of difficulty that was not expected but added beauty to one's senses.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

I had the whole trail to myself this morning. Very peaceful and wonderful views. Want to come back and run all 77mi

Friday, February 10, 2017

I really enjoyed this park. Park in the main lot by Cooper's Rock and walk 5 min to the really nice and fenced in observation area on top. A trail takes you below the rock and right through a really neat rock garden that's fun to explore. Once through that stone labyrinth you can take a trail down to a secluded beach on Cheat Lake or go uphill past an old iron furnace ruins to the road. Follow the road to the Raven Rock trail and walk a mike or so to the rock outcropping. Raven Rock is not fenced so be careful. It is the best photo spot in the park followed by Cooper's Rock. Don't miss either one. The gift store below the parking lot has great food and souvenirs, too. This was one of my favorite hikes!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Great view and fun rocks to climb on.

Monday, January 02, 2017

great hike. During the winter months, you can start this hike in the outer parking area at the entrance to the State Forest.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Love it! Nice walk; or a great climb.

Monday, October 03, 2016


Friday, September 09, 2016

Undertrail was moderate hard but worth it

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Trail overgrown almost non passable. Do not recommend

mountain biking
Friday, July 22, 2016

We rode Cass to Marlinton day 1, Marlinton to Renick day 2 only rode 57 miles of trail lower part was washed out by flood. The trail is in good shape despite the rain they have had lots of river views, Deer, saw 4 Black bears while riding, has bridges and 2 tunnels, a couple of swimming spots along the way.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Started on the Overlook trail then took the Rattlesnake trail to the Rock City trail to Ridge trail where we took a trail down to the lake. Then came back Mont Chateau trail to Rhododendron trail. Great hike!!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Went on a Monday so didn't experience any of the crowds that others have. The rock city trail was really nice and seemed to be the only one on it at the time. Overlook is also beautiful. I'd absolutely recommend it - many different trails.

on Greenbrier River Trail

Thursday, June 09, 2016

This is a beautiful trail with plenty of beautiful views of the river and surrounding mountains. We biked about 70 miles over two or three days while camping at Watonga State Park.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Great, highly recommend hiking in to camp, then spend a day on the falls swimming. moderate hike in switchbacking up a the classic west virginia landscape.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Sunday, September 20, 2015

This is a good hike. If you park at Glady and follow the trail to High Falls you are going to walk about twelve miles round trip. 3 mile flat on rail to trails and the rest is over the hill and a mile or so on tracks. Great hike and you can camp to if you would like.. Lot of terrain is rocky!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Ugghhh. I didn't have a lot of time so I just headed to the Raven Rock lookout. What a lousy trail. It was more like a dirt road where the dirt has eroded away so much as to leave a bunch of loose rocks. And I really didn't find the view at the end all that great. It's a vista view that is fairly mundane. When I arrived there was a parasailor waiting for a gust of wind to launch him into the great beyond. It never came. Besides, the power lines were kinda in the way.

The trails leading to the "road" that takes you to the lookout were quite nice. I suspect the rest of the hiking grounds are much better then the Raven trail, but I didn't hike those so my review is based on Raven Rock.

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