Explore the most popular hiking trails near Marlinton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
2 days ago

Hiking this trail is hard if you do the middle fork trail to the big beechy. Definitely recommend starting at the big beechy because when you hit the waterfall it’s a brutal uphill . Great trail though!

A pleasant, easy walk but parts of the trail is full of large rocks since it was a bed for a stream. Nice views of the water and the forest.

1 month ago

We went in early July and it was very green and beautiful. A lot of tall, old-growth canopies, lush undergrowth. The trail has some steep parts as well as flat, mossy clearing areas. We noticed some poison ivy by the trail so pants would be a plus. When you get out to the knob on the way out, you are rewarded with a beautiful view before heading back to the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve hiked this trail a few times. I enjoy the trail and it isn’t very difficult. While the forest is beautiful to walk through there aren’t many opening for more “grand” views which is I have it 4 Stars. I definitely recommend to anyone on the area looking for a smaller hike that kills a few hours. I didn’t go off trail and explore much so my experience is strictly from the trail. Happy hiking!

hiking
10 months ago

We hiked this close to sunset on a fine fall day. The sign at the entrance speaks to the views from the top (all the way to Snowshoe on Cheat Mountain), but there appears to be only one rather narrow cleared areas from which you can get a view. As mentioned below, parts of the trail are overgrown and need cutting back. Nonetheless the mass-covered forest floor is wonderful. Just don't expect the kind of views that one might associate with mountain tops.

camping
10 months ago

It was a good trail except the end could be difficult if it's wet out because you follow the edge of the mountain to junction with middle fork trail

Friday, May 26, 2017

some of my favorite hikes in the mon nat'l forest include the middle fork trail. it has several areas to set up camp along or not to far off the trail, the big beachy falls is awesome and hells for certain is very cool as well it offers a waterfall as well, the only kicker is you have to Wade through water to get to camp. but it's way worth it. happy hiking.- scout

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Some of the prettiest moss ever! Looks like middle earth

hiking
Monday, April 18, 2016

Miss covers everything. Red spruce dominate forest. When the sun is coming in from the West it is almost like walking into a candle lit cathedral.

hiking
Thursday, January 01, 2015

I have hiked this trail as a part of loop with the middle fork trail. If starting the trail from the middle fork be prepared for a long steep uphill hike. The trail is well defined however there are several large trees that are down on the trail. After climbing to the top, the trail follows along a ridge and has areas of moss covered trails and huge rocks. There are only a couple of camp sites on top of Big Beechy mountain and no water. The trail itself is approx. 7 miles. We hiked it backwards down the mountain and camped at the middle fork river intersection. There is a beautiful waterfall at this junction and lots of well used camp sites. We saw no one on this trail and the hike is highly recommended as part of a loop with middle fork trail.

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Overgrown in the summer months. Wear long pants and shirt regardless of heat index. Many berry bushes with thorns.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Sunday, August 18, 2013