Top Adventures in Danese

  • Hike Skyline Trail at Babcock State Park

    The skyline trail is a 4 mile out and back trail that allows you to start from either end. I prefer to start from the lower trail head near Cabin 5. To get to this trailhead: enter the park, and follow the narrow road the leads to cabins 1-6. Driv...

    4 miles 300 ft gain

  • 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 Island in the Sky Trail

    To reach the trailhead, park at the main parking area near Glade Creek Grist Mill. Cross the bridge toward the grist mill, and the trailhead is directly behind the mill. Even though the Island in the Sky trail is only a mile long out and back, it ...

    1 miles 177 ft gain

  • Camp at Babcock State Park

    Babcock State Park is one of 36 state parks in West Virginia and is located just Southeast of Fayetteville, WV.  Babcock State Park has over 4,000 acres, making it a great place to camp while you explore the beautiful area.  The campground has 51 ...

  • Hike Beauty Mountain Trail

    The Beauty Mountain Trail Head is located less than 10 miles form Fayetteville, WV.  To reach the trail head, you will have to travel down some very narrow roads, and I recommend going old school and printing out the directions because cell servic...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike Around the Trails of Nuttallburg

    **The road to Nuttallburg is part gravel and only wide enough for one car. Take caution driving along this road-you may have to back up some if you meet another car. Nuttallburg is an old coal mining town that once thrived in the early 1900's, but...

    3 miles 200 ft gain

  • Raft the New River

    There are several rafting companies all which offer pretty much the same half day rafting packages. Each include lunch, a raft, a guide and a trip back to your car when it’s all said and done. The water here is very warm and you can swim, cliff ju...

  • Hike to the Nuttallburg Headhouse

    From Lansing-Edmond road, turn right onto Beauty Mountain Road. Go for 0.1 miles and the road will appear to split into three roads. The main road goes left, but take the middle road here. After another 0.1 miles you will arrive at a gate with a f...

    1.4 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike the Kaymoor Miners Trail

    Kaymoor was on old West Virginia coal mining town that thrived in the early 1900's until it was abandoned in the 1950's. Along this trail you will see remnants of the old mine entrance, mining cars, a coal processing plant, and coke ovens, among o...

    2 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike the Endless Wall Trail

    From the Fern Creek Trailhead this is a 2.0 mile out and back hike to Diamond Point. The trail is relatively flat with minimal elevation gain and has a bridge stream crossing. When you arrive at the sign stating "Climber's Access", take a short si...

    2 miles 260 ft gain

  • Hike the Long Point Trail

    With minimal elevation gain, this 3.2 mile hike can be done in a short amount of time. From the parking lot, take the trail to the right of the bathroom. There will be two trail intersections at 0.4 miles and 0.7 miles, both of which are well mark...

    3.2 miles 200 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

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      Grandview Playground Shelter

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      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...

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      Grandview Shelter 3

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      Grandview Shelter 4

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      Grandview Shelter 2

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    • Summersville, West Virginia

      Battle Run

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