Explore the most popular walking 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.

My new favorite trail. It's definitely not easy unless you turn around before you get to the viewpoints. It has two beautiful viewpoints at the end and a steep climb back up from them.

This trail is worth some of the mud and trekking through the rhododendrons. the outlooks are amazing, all of them. I went on a cool 46 degree overcast Saturday and it was still worth it. definitely go check this one out for the awesome views.

Very nice hike and a lot less crowded than the Maryland trail. Very nice hike and great views from split rock overlook. Would definitely recommend.

The trail/fire road from the main road is very overgrown and flooded in some areas. Huckleberry trail can be easily missed. I had to circle back after missing it, and noticed the red marker only from the opposite side of the trail. Huckleberry was less muddy but still a lot of wet spots. It started snowing on my trip and it was beautiful. A lot flatter than I expected for a high point, but the 11.5 mile trek was still tiring. Took me just under 5 hours with lots of stops for pictures along the way and at the top.

Easy trail with two waterfalls with some easy off-trail exploring.

2 days ago

This is one of those hikes where the views from the info center are better than from the top of the mountain. There were way too many people for my taste, and they were the kind that just sit at the top, hogging the mountain top to themselves. This is just a simple tourist attraction, nothing worth climbing unless you want to weave around the non-hikers out for a walk and wait for a chance to climb the rocks on top. This is also a gravel path, so it really can't even be called a hike. Took and hour for me to go up and down and so far it's been a least favorite adventure of mine.

2 days ago

Hello twins ; )

A great family hiking trail with beautiful views of the falls.

Good views from the landing up top. It took about an hour and 10 minutes round-trip.

Nice hike. A group of us did it after the marathon/half marathon October 2018. It was a bit much for the day after the race, but the view at the top was worth it.

Trail was pretty easy but was not maintained well. Lots of fallen trees, bad erosion and poorly marked. When interesting with the tumbling rock trail I’m pretty sure the trail marker was taken out by a fallen tree. Not bad, not great.

Great hike. One of my first solo hikes. I was a bit nervous alone, but it was so well marked and a decent amount of people on the trail. There’s a long walk from the parking lot to the trail head and then another walk to the actual trail head of the loop. Stop by the visitors center first.

Tough uphill but evens out and gets easier about halfway through.

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

6 days ago

Great easy hike with a fantastic view at the end! It’s relatively easy, trail ground ranging from large gravel to mud to dry ground with some roots. Hiking in it is mostly a slight downhill grade which creates a slightly more difficult return. There is also a pretty steep incline up to the summit but it isn’t too lengthy! Definitely good for anyone wanting a short hike!

Check out the photos I uploaded for the treat you are in for at the top!

My husband and I are not experienced hikers so this “moderate” trail was actually challenging to us. It’s uphill all the way! Once you get up to the top ( took us an hour and a half— we took the 3.0 mile option), the view of the rivers Potomac and Shenandoah, and the town of Harpers Ferry below you is well worth the tired feet. We were there Oct 6th. Plan to go back to the area in a couple weeks to see the fall colors. It’s still pretty green there now.

Nice trail, I logged 11.6 roundtrip miles starting from the trailhead near I-64 and hiking all the way to the waters edge of the New River, this mileage included the spur trail to Kate's Falls. There were a few trees down but not hard to get around or over. The trail was also a little muddy and slippery but nothing extreme! Met a few other hikers on the trail and enjoyed stopping and chatting with them for a few minutes. The rating for this trail is no where near hard. The trail is fairly level with a slight grade with a few places where you climb up and over rock outcroppings, but again, nothing extreme. The rating on this trail needs to be changed to moderate but it would be a very low moderate, I will see what I can do to edit the rating. Happy trails fellow hikers!

This is a beautiful little walk that can have some of the best reflection photos anywhere.

7 days ago

Thanks to other reviewers, was able to easily find the beginning. With all the rhododendron, trail is a little tricky to follow on the way up, just keep a close eye out for the rock cairns. View at the top is beautiful.

7 days ago

This is a great trail. Hiked on a Friday, out to the point then back around the loop via Dobbin House Trail. The hike was very peaceful, saw no other hikers during our trip. The view from the lookout is beautiful. Past the lookout, there are some great small waterfalls cascading down to the river.

pretty challenging terrain, but the views are fantastic. we made it an overnight trip, doing about 6 miles each day. would very highly recommend.

road biking
10 days ago

Great lightly used trail that runs within a few feet of the Mon River. Very nice scenery with waterfalls along the way. No traffic noise and very few houses.

on Eagle Rock

10 days ago

Eagle Rock trail has a great view. If you continue to follow the blue blazed trail it'll continue for many miles. The trail becomes a continuous, sparse rock field. It gets tough, the footing is unstable under years of pine needles, Tree leaves hide rocks ... I wouldn't go passed the Eagle Rock vista again because the trail gets boring.

No water sources!

Cool easy out and back with a good view

Always awesome

Other than a few areas of the top of the hill, the rest of the trail is either overgrown or covered in trash and rotting fish by the lake. Unfortunately the water level must have been I enough to bring tons of garbage up to the trail and now that the water has receded the trash remains…

Lovely hike. Started in Harpers ferry and headed north on the AT, stopping at the Ed Garvey shelter a few miles north of weaverton cliffs. Ended up camping there due to rain but the shelter was very nice and there is a spring available to refill water, though it is a steep half mile down the mountain to get to it I recommend filling up there as there aren't any other options for water on the Ridgeline that I saw.

Was there 2 weeks ago right after the reminants of Hurricane Florence came through. The trail was basically a running stream and you almost always had to watch where you were stepping. Found a tiny waterfall along the actual creek running along the side. Going in is a gradual down hill walk then you get to the steep incline at the end. Once you get up on the rocks, the views make it all worth while. The power lines do take away from it a little but if they weren't there, there may have never been a trail up there.
Will be trying to get back when the leaves are changing!

on Sawmill Loop Trail

13 days ago

No vistas, but the creek was really pretty (you had to cross it several times.) Some trees were down and the trail was obscured in parts. The yellow markers were easy to find though. Not too strenuous, pretty chill.

Easy trail with a few stairs that take you down to one very nice view of the gorge, the New River, and the bridge. Easy access from the visitor center. Be sure to go into the visitors center, the staff is very helpful on your adventures into this beautiful area.

This is a really cool trail. My 8-year old was a little nervous in spots, because it gets narrow and has a steep drop off. Towards the end of the trail it wasn’t clear where to go so we just turned around. I would definitely do it again though!

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