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Looking for the best hiking in West Virginia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around West Virginia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Hiking Spots in and near West Virginia

  • Whitmer, West Virginia

    Spruce Knob Lake Loop

    4.0
    0.96 mi / 13 ft gain
    Spruce Knob Lake is located just below the peak of Spruce Knob at 3,840’, making it the highest lake in West Virginia. If you are not camping in the campground, there is a parking lot/boat launch located near the dam. If you are camped in the campground, there is a trail that leads from the campg...
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  • 25164 George Washington Highway, West Virginia

    Hike the Cathedral Trail in Cathedral SP

    5.0
    1.1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Cathedral Trail is a part of Cathedral State Park located east of Aurora, WV. Cathedral State Park was originally the site of Brookside Resort which attracted visitors from Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD due to it’s cool clean air and natural beauty. The land was purchased in 1922 by Mr. Brans...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Bear Rocks and Beaver Dam Loop

    6.36 mi / 699 ft gain
    Starting on Bear Rocks Trail, hike down to the Red Creek. Sometimes water levels can be high, but most of the time you can cross the creek without getting any deeper than your knees. Link up with the Raven Ridge Trail and head south. Enjoy the views through this section, as it's a great place to ...
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  • Mathias, West Virginia

    Hike Cranny Crow to Millers Rock Loop

    10.6 mi / 2100 ft gain
    This is a really good day hike to explore another one of the many fantastic state parks that West Virginia has to offer while avoiding some of the crowds that many of the popular ones have. The main feature of the park is the Cranny Crow Overlook which features views into two Virginia and three W...
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  • Lansing, West Virginia

    Canyon Rim Overlook Boardwalk

    5.0
    0.62 mi / 151 ft gain
    Canyon Rim Overlook Boardwalk is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lansing, West Virginia.
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  • Charleston, West Virginia

    Hike CCC Snipe Trail Loop via Alligator Rock

    3.1 mi / 600 ft gain
    Located just outside of Charleston the Kanawha State Forest is a great to experience West Virginia. This hike in particular gives you a taste of the mountains as well as a look into the deep history of coal in the area. This hike allows encounters with wildlife, as well as, blackberries for a goo...
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  • Brandywine, West Virginia

    High Knob Tower Trail

    4.5
    2.46 mi / 630 ft gain
    High Knob Tower Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Brandywine, West Virginia.
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  • Marlinton, West Virginia

    Camp at Day Run Campground

    5.0
    Located in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest about half way between Snowshoe and the Cranberry Glades makes this campground an ideal place to set up a base camp while you explore the surrounding area. It is located about five miles from Highland Scenic Highway (HW150), which makes it ju...
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  • Huntington, West Virginia

    Hike Overlook Trail

    4.0
    1.4 mi / 250 ft gain
    Located about 30 minutes from Huntington, the Overlook Trail gives hikers an overlooking view within Beech Fork State Park. Maps and brochures can be obtained at the park entrance. Admission is free. Upon entering the park, the trailhead is located in the first lot on your right. This trail is on...
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  • Summersville, West Virginia

    Summersville Lake via Orange Oswald

    2.56 mi / 262 ft gain
    Summersville Lake via Orange Oswald is an out-and-back trail near Summersville, West Virginia. Along the route you'll be following closely to the Gauley River and will get views of the both the river and Summersville Lake. This is a good trail if you're looking to stretch your legs and get a quic...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski Dolly Sods

    8 mi / 1400 ft gain
    From January to April, the forest roads that provide vehicle access to the Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia are closed. If you're up for a cold weather adventure, park your car (in accordance with the signage and without blocking the road) and hike up the Forest Road 75 near Davis, WV, to B...
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  • Fairmont, West Virginia

    Valley Falls via Rocky and Rhododendron Trail

    3.82 mi / 738 ft gain
    Valley Falls via Rocky and Rhododendron Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Fairmont, West Virginia.
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Big Schloss via Wolf Gap Trail

    5.0
    4.27 mi / 997 ft gain
    Big Schloss via Wolf Gap Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lost City, West Virginia.
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