West Virginia

There are places you see. And others you behold. Blessed with indescribable colors that stop you in your tracks. Earthly, yet beautiful. Expansive, yet inviting. West Virginia is full of springtime beauty that pulls you in. And memories that will bring you back.

Top Adventures in West Virginia

  • Camp at Bear Rocks

    This particular hike is great as there are multiple camping sites, both established and backcountry, and views for miles around almost every bend. Still not convinced? This high-altitude plateau has characteristics typically found in Canadian lan...

    11.9 miles 1050 ft gain

  • Hike Seneca Rocks

    Seneca Rocks is probably one of the best known landmarks in West Virginia. This iconic formation sits 900 feet above the North Fork River. I highly recommend anyone interested in taking a trip to West Virginia take some time to visit Seneca Rocks....

    2.6 miles 931 ft gain

  • Hike Big Schloss

    Big Schloss (the German word for “palace”) is a popular hike in the George Washington National Forest.  The trailhead is conveniently located at the Wolf Gap Campground.  To begin, follow the path behind the restrooms at the parking lot.  Cross th...

    4.2 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Backpack White Rocks, George Washington NF

    The trail begins near the upper parking area next to a closed gate. If you park in the lower parking area, you'll have to walk about .3 miles up the road to get to this gate.Start out on the forest service (FS) orange blazed trail, following it fo...

    9.8 miles

  • Hike to Chimney Rock in the Monongahela National Forest

    Chimney Rock (also referred to as Chimney Top) is a hidden gem in the Monongahela National Forest that offers some of the best views in the state of West Virginia.  There are several trail options that pass this overlook, including a 24 mile point...

    5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Photograph the New River Gorge Bridge

    A 0.25 mile wooded boardwalk takes you down to an overlook of the 3,030 foot tall steel arch bridge. There are about 150 steps, so the walk back up the visitor center can be tiring. At the overlook, there is great panoramic views of the gorge and ...

  • Photograph the Glade Creek Grist Mill

    Hidden deep in the Appalachian Mountains near the New River Gorge sits an extremely photogenic grist mill. A recreation of the original mills that dotted West Virginia, Glade Creek Grist Mill was completed in 1976 at Babcock SP. Built fully operat...

  • Hike to Brush Creek Falls

    Brush Creek Falls is a beautiful 25' waterfall that spans across Brush Creek. It is accessed via a short 0.5 mile hike with minimal elevation gain.From the parking area on Brush Creek Falls Road, take the trail to the right of the picnic shelter. ...

    1 miles

  • Camp at Blackwater Falls State Park

    Blackwater Falls State Park is one of 36 state parks in West Virginia and is located just north of the Canaan Valley less than two miles from Davis, WV.  Blackwater Falls State Park has over 2,000 acres, making it a great place to camp while you e...

  • Hike to Tibbet Knob

    Park for free at Wolf Gap Campground and cross the road where you will pass some picnic tables and campsites.  Follow the signs to the the yellow blazed Tibbet Knob trail.  In half a mile, there is a little path to a summit on your left where you ...

    3.1 miles 830 ft gain

  • Hike to Sandstone Falls

    Starting at the trailhead, follow signs for the falls. After a short walk, hikers will reach the walkway bridge where they can snap a couple shots of the minor Sandstone Falls to the right. Many hikers stop here, thinking these falls are the final...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Backpack the Lions Head Loop

    What used to be an artillery testing site during WWII, Dolly Sods is a great place for backpackers of almost any expertise. Water is easily found throughout the wilderness area and while 21 miles might feel like a lot, it is very manageable over t...

    21.1 miles 2520 ft gain

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    • Beaver, West Virginia

      Grandview Playground Shelter

      Overview The Playground Picnic Shelter is the main shelter at Grandview. It is closest to the main playground and ball fields, located just past the amphitheater.Recreation The Grandview area of N...

    • Beaver, West Virginia

      Grandview Shelter 2

      Overview Grandview Shelter #2 is a larger shelter located under the canopy of the forest. It can accommodate up to 80 people inside and 55 people outside the shelter for a total of about 135 peopl...

    • Beaver, West Virginia

      Grandview Shelter 3

      Overview Grandview Shelter #3 is a small shelter shaded by the canopy of the forest. It will hold approximately 30 people inside and 42 outside. Recreation The Grandview area of New River Gorge Na...

    • Beaver, West Virginia

      Grandview Shelter 4

      Overview Grandview Shelter #4 is a medium size shelter located under the canopy of the forest. It can accommodate up to 64 people inside and 26 people outside the shelter for a total of about 90 p...

    • Beaver, West Virginia

      Grandview Shelter 1

      Overview Grandview Shelter #1 is a smaller shelter located on a hill just off the Grandview Rim Trail near the North Rim Overlook. It can accommodate 40 people inside the shelter and approximately...

    • Cabins, West Virginia

      Big Bend (Wv)

      Overview Big Bend is a family-oriented campground along a bend on the South Branch Potomac River in Smoke Hole Canyon. With its convenient position on the river, the campground creates a recreation...

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