Explore the most popular horseback riding 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.

hiking
13 days 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
19 days 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
19 days 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Really good little trip. Nice day hike or a nice overnight trip to the falls. Good pull uphill both ways but nothing brutal. Falls are gorgeous

mountain biking
2 months ago

Enjoyed the three mile section from Cairo to the Bonds Creek Tunnel. The picnic are on the other side of the tunnel was a nice pit stop.

my wife and I spent our honeymoon riding this Trail on our bikes.

2 months ago

Well kept

i haven't been to this trail in many years, me and my family did this trail in 3 days total on bike, i would recommend to bring enough supplies with you for this, also no cell service from what i remember. its a great adventure but be prepared..

Most beautiful view EVER!!!

so it was March 24th, but lo and behold we had snow and lots of it! That had its own treat. I love hitting trails in all seasons. For example you could hear the river below but you couldn't even see it. I found the trail a little confusing, ended up looping twice, it was good exercise. Wear good shoes, there's a lot of tree roots and rock, but if you're into it it's great!

hiking
4 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.

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!

walking
7 months ago

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

Fun trail to go on, Ì went 11/5/17, about 4 hours round trip. Basically walking up a hill half way then down the hill half way. Easy marked trail with blue diamonds (and yellow rectangles) on the trees. You’ll come to the top on the hill where it forks, left will take you on the Allegheny Trail, and right take you to the High Falls (there are signs). Once you come to the railroad tracks make a right and follow the tracks down stream around a few bends until you come to a train stop and you’re there. Ì suggest reading Scott C’s post down below on how to find it because ì had trouble finding the trail head myself.

Trail wasn’t as well kept as I would have liked.

mountain biking
9 months ago

beautiful ride

hiking
10 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.

backpacking
10 months ago

I Love this hike. Myself and a couple of friends hiked it last week which was mid to late August and the weather was perfect. Not to hot not to cold, just perfect for a good day hike. The train was there when we got there and the view of the falls was an absolute treasure

Great trail! Went backpacking and slept the night by the falls. Swimming hole under the falls was great!

I stayed on the River Trail not realizing I was supposed to turn onto the Canyon Rim Trail which takes you to the Heritage Point. Still, this was a fantastic hike. I saw one other person the entire time I was on the trail. There is ample parking near the trail head.

hiking
11 months ago

Did the full loop and took about 2.5 hours. Lots of tall grass at top covering trail, but it was well marked.

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

Took the dogs for a walk on this trail back in 2013 and they loved it all though they was wore out when we got done. Most definitely want to take plenty of water if it's in the heat of Summer.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Hike was great, medium difficulty due to plenty of trip/slip hazards. The water in the river was a good chilled temperature. No one here seemed to mention that there are snakes at the falls, so that was quite the surprise. The group I hiked with was getting ready to swim just below the falls and we happened to spot a snake, and then another and another, etc. I still swam but the rest didn't so that was quite disappointing. Turned out to just be common watersnakes.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Not sure I would say it's easy. There are some decent uphill ascents. Not strenuous but more than a stroll. Nice forest scenery. Bugs weren't bad either. Definitely worth doing again in a different season.

We wound up making a modified loop and coming back on one of the park roads as we hadn't packed enough water to do the full 7.5 miles.

The state park is great.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Was a good hike for the distance but there is a small section on the road. Vehicles traveling on the road are not cautious of the walkers. It is an unmarked windy trail. Over all good hike

hiking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I take my motorcycle and park at bates lot on top of mountain..and hike 5 or more miles..on blue trail straight up mountain..their is a out house on top..and a place to eat tables and covered area.Very nice..mountain view ..or u can make shorted by coming down the orange part at the top of mountain..But i go the longer route..takes me 3 hours..and i love that park..U know when u are done the ups..

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