Explore the most popular paddle sports 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.

4 months ago

A good trail with lake views. A campground is at the trailhead. Lots of families out on the beginning/end of the loop, but not many people on this trail once you get a few miles in. There is cell service on this trail so you can use this app and check maps. Get outside! :)

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

This is a fairly low traffic trail - more mountain bikers than hikers. There are a few places where there are forks in the trail, but it is pretty well marked. The good news is, the many unmarked trails you come across all eventually lead back to the main trail - but some are several miles long! Be sure to download the map so you can find your way if you venture off the marked trail.

I loved the scenery

where is the trailhead on the new river side?

Wasn't sure about the trail conditions because of the Storm the night before. Trails were dry, very rocky but the many switchbacks made this a Great Trip. The Cliffs were crowded with Day Hikers and also a group of Boy Scout were earning their Merit Badges. Look for the Blue Blaze to the Cliffs because the sign is Missing. Look for the split in the trail with a North & South bound sign. Turn there and a few trees back will have a small Blue Blaze.

Excellent trail! Wouldn't rate it as hard though.

The water was so high today, you could barley tell there was a falls there, but it was still beautiful and we still got in at one of the lower parts, this trail is my favorite and it's absolutely beautiful

This is where my husband proposed to me at

This is a great trail with many scenic views of the creek. Out and back is closer to 11.2 miles, and the elevation incline is mostly very gentle. There is a section of trail washed away and it requires you to walk in some water to get across. This is no problem as long as your shoes are waterproof.

Ran this trail today. Tree was down on the road to the trailhead so had about an extra mile run to the trail. We win this a few times of year. Great for an out and back run. Great views.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

We went about halfway up from the New River trailhead. Lovely. Almost all the way was easy walking on what appears to be an old logging road along the "creek". Wet in places. You can hear and see the creek the whole time. Lovely steel bridge 2.5-3 miles up from the New River end.

Monday, December 05, 2016

After doing a loop to reach the overlook to Harpers Ferry, we decided to drive to the Weverton Cliffs (9 mins) and do a short hike. It was continuously uphill but it was quite easy. There are so many leaves on the pathway during fall that you can easily slip. The cliffs are really nice and worth the trip if you have extra time after finishing a hike nearby.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Beautiful but flat hike along the river for most of the time. The steep, invigorating hike up to Weverton cliff was great and the view was awesome.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Amazing scenery. I turned around about half way up but I did get to see a lot of beautiful waterfalls and stone formations.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Beautiful. I do not give many five stars, but this could be a six star. I wish I had read the reviews firs because it was muddy in a couple places. The waterfalls were beautiful.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Amazing view over Weverton Cliffs. Nice uphill climb from Harper's Ferry.

One of our favorites in the area. Very pretty hike, not too strenuous.

Monday, October 24, 2016

great hike

Monday, September 19, 2016

Third hike and loved it!! The long flat walk paralleling the railroad tracks and the C&O Canal was a great start but on the way back seemed so much longer and void of views... But it was a great hike and our pups loved it too!!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Trail overgrown almost non passable. Do not recommend

This is my all time favorite trail. My fiance and I have done it a couple of times. We start at the New River end and go up to Kate's Falls before we turn around. Glade Creek is beautiful the entire way. It's not a very difficult trail, but there are some parts that are usually quite muddy, so bring some good waterproof shoes/boots.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I generally park at the park and ride for a quick trip up to the cliffs. Another good route is parking at the State Park by Burkettsville and hiking south along the AT to the cliffs. Longer hike if you don't have two cars though and can get flooded after a lot of rain. Weverton is one of my favorite views in the area and isn't as crowded as MD Heights.

Loved the trail. Scenic, multiple waterfalls. Too cold to take advantage of the multiple swimming holes available (one with a rope swing), but summer is coming. If you don't arrange two cars, the out and back is a solid 12+ miles with detours. Lower trailer on New River end, more scenic, with higher concentration of waterfalls. Trail can be muddy, it hasn't rained in weeks but runoff made me wish I had boots.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

What a way to start the year on New Years day. It did not kill me so I guess it made me stronger.

We parked at the base of the cliff, parking in the public parking area and walked the mile or so to the top. Very nice hike....all uphill so moderately difficult, (but at least it was short!) and had a beautiful view of the Potomac River. I think it's best hiked in fall or winter after all the leaves are down....beautiful views much of the way.

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Friday, March 20, 2015

Neat at the top. Incline isn't terrible. I havent hiked in about 7 years and did this fairly easily. wouldn't take a child younger than 5.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Actually started this at the base of the cliff, rather than from Harper's Ferry. A steep, difficult climb at least for this 59-year-old guy, but the view at the top is worth the effort of every step. The trail flattens out past the cliffs and becomes a much less strenuous hike. On a hot day, the breeze along the ridge is a welcome gift, even though you're in shade for nearly all of the distance. If you have the time, taking the trail all the way to Gathland State Park is a great way to finish, provided someone is there to pick you up!


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Friday, January 02, 2015

Went a few miles north on the AT from the parking area until turning around and running down to the C&O Canal towpath. Great views from the cliffs. Good alternative to Maryland Heights.

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