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varied terrain with a tough climb. nice scenery. challenging hike for the family, and marshy in spots. overall very nice

hiking
1 month ago

A fun hike. I went in late November with a dusting of snow on the ground - absolutely beautiful. The falls are gorgeous but the hike in and out is even better.

There are a couple really great lookouts, not the table rock, you have to go off the trail just a bit to find them, they are unmarked.

There’s a super cool damn on ur hike out to table rock. Very muddy! If you hike the loop it turn into a gravel road, look for a path into the woods on ur left, super cool old cemetery from the 1860’s

wonderful trail. the employees of North Bend park are super and strive to make your trip a pleasure if one stays at the park.I found it a very peaceful trail and enjoyed it greatly.

hiking
2 months ago

There is a Ziler Trail and a Ziler Loop Trail. The Ziler Trail goes basically straight up! At that point you can go left or right and it loops. The hike up is very steep with switch backs but really beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely a workout on the way up! The trail is difficult to see in various spots so I actually used this app to get me back on course. Not a soul in sight. My only complaint is that there really is no view from the top. I had to go off the trail on the backside of the mountain through tall brush to get a good view. Would definitely recommend it though!

walking
2 months ago

Nice flat path. We only went out about a half mile.

walking
3 months ago

We loved it. It runs along the beautiful river. the trail was nice. We had no issues with it.
we walked,next time we will bike it.

great trail. we were hiking and the camp and water at mile point 12.9 was washed away. other than that great trail

backpacking
3 months ago

Firstly, it’s not easy in and out. The first .5 mile or so from trail head is easy but as you approach the hill/mountain you’ll be surprised at how the description says, “easy in and out.” There are switch backs both up and down the mountain and a pass between the two peaks/hilltops. Heavy stone and root systems everywhere which was a bit interesting when it was wet. The way down the other side was pretty steep so expect a substantial climb back out. Once you crest the hill and make your way down you’ll see a set of train tracks. There is a blaze and a path directly across the tracks but please just make the right and follow the tracks about another .5-.75 miles to a small little train stopping area. You’ll continue to see blazes down the tracks. The train stop area is the falls. If you are making a few days of this expect a lot of visitor traffic. There is a scenic train system that regularly stops for site seeing. Not many camping areas tbh. If you are looking for wood for camp fires, expect laurel and it didn’t burn well either, and everything is picked clean. Very pretty falls and great rapids which make for some good white noise camping. Don’t bring a horse. It is not safe for that. I don’t know who put that.

hiking
4 months ago

Overall this was a pretty fun trail and easy to make a day trip out of. The trail was pretty muddy in places and very rocky in others. Some parts of the trail aren't very well blazed but the path was pretty obvious so it wasn't hard to find the way. Some parts of the trail, especially near the beginning are very over grown, so it'd be wise to keep an eye out for snakes as I was about 5 inches from stepping on one. The falls themselves are gorgeous and the water is perfect to soak your feet in.

horseback riding
4 months ago

we love horseback riding on the Greenbrier River Trail! Theres a great place to camp with your horses at EJs Campsites. lots of great trails. we like to go and spend a week and never get bored!

The views are well worth the walk, despite the trail being mostly gravel road. We did encounter a timber rattler while scrambling over boulders at the base of table rock. Watch your step!

5 months ago

Brutal yet beautiful! Challenging hike to the top but a very nice, well maintained and clearly marked trail.

The start and stop point could be better marked or described as both myself and another couple spent a decent amount of time trying to find the trail... so here is what I suggest. Follow directions per the map but once you get to the looped road where it shows you start drive just past the loop and park on the left- you’ll see a spot.

From parking to trailhead- continue walking up the road to where it dead ends at a cabin and you will see the trail head sign on the right hand side as you approach the cabin. From here you can go either left or right as it is a looped trail.

Besides a bit of initial confusion finding the trail- the hike was wonderful!

mountain biking
5 months ago

Did Ellenboro to Pensboro out and back than West to tunnel 7 and back nice ride

walking
5 months 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

road biking
5 months ago

Rode 26 miles of the trail over the weekend and have to say it was probably the worst trail that I have ridden.

We road from the northern trail head in Cass on Saturday, and then headed south from Marlinton on Sunday. There was one location of less than a quarter mile where it seemed to have been maintained - more for hiking than for biking as it was a combination of so much gravel that it was like biking on sand then in the same stretch there were large stones better for keeping a pickup from sinking than for biking.

Much of the trail was a pair of tire grooves spaced about the width of a pickup truck, with weeds growing in between. There was little evidence that trail - the riding surface - had been maintained in a few years. In a couple of areas the trail was barely visible through the freshly mowed lawns.

And, it's a state park? So, are we to assume that there is an annual maintenance budget??

Maybe the sections of the trail further south are better for biking.

hiking
5 months 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
5 months 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

hiking
5 months ago

One of our favorites in the area, not thrilled when the Tourist train stops but no biggie. Scenery is Worth every mile .

5 months 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.

hiking
6 months ago

40+ years ago, finding the trail faint from non-use, I blue-blazed it from the top of Shavers Mountain to the falls (the trail going down to the West Fork was, at the time, called the Beulah Siding Trail). And, shame on me, I havent been back since--though I've often wanted to. Maybe somebody could invite me?

hiking
6 months ago

The bridge IS closed just before Minden. It’d be nice if they would just add a trail to skip the bridge. It’s a super cool hike though.
From the trailhead about .2 Miles in, look for the remains of the coal town Newlyn. The big rectangle by the river was the company store (with post office) and you can see a slab that was part of a bridge next to it. My family ran the coal town in the early 1900’s until a fire destroyed the coal loading rig.

on High Falls Trail

backpacking
6 months ago

I loved it. Crossing the West Fork Trail and up the meadow into the woods... couple of good camping sites before you cross the ridge. Couple more at the bottom by the river, and one real nice one by the falls.

backpacking
6 months ago

Easy walk

Enjoyed a brisk 6 mike hike early morning on June 22, 2018 from Stony Bottom to Cass.

This trail is NOT EASY. There is a lot of uphill, it’s very rocky, and the trails aren’t that well marked. Personally I don’t recommend it unless you’re ready for a 4-5 hour hike that is pretty strenuous. That said, it is a pretty area and we didn’t see anybody else on the trail. Again just don’t underestimate the difficulty of this trail. Also very buggy and ticky.

Great trail and would rate as easy. Would like to go back and bike the trail. We did about 6 miles and then turned back. Great scenery and wild life . We saw 3 deer one of the does had a fawn. My wife almost stepped on a copperhead that was crossing the trail. It was a small one and looked like it just had killed a mouse and was on his way to eat the catch. Would highly recommend the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

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

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