Hillsboro, West Virginia

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  • Hillsboro, West Virginia

    Walk Around the Cranberry Glades, Monongahela NF

    4.8
    0.6 mi / 0 ft gain
    From the parking lot, the boardwalk trail breaks off of the right side of the lot.  The boardwalk loop should be done in a clockwise direction and there are signs to direct you.  The 1/2 mile boardwalk offers great views of the surrounding bog and mountains.  The boardwalk itself is skirted by fe...
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  • Hillsboro, West Virginia

    Hike High Rocks

    5.0
    3.1 mi / 376 ft gain
    To reach High Rocks trailhead, drive about 3.3 miles along West Virginia’s Highland Scenic Highway (HW150) from Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. The parking lot and trailhead will be on the right side of the road. The High Rocks trail is 3.1 miles out and back and is fairly flat as it follows a ...
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  • Renick, West Virginia

    Explore Beartown State Park

    4.3
    0.6 mi / 50 ft gain
    From Rt. 219 about 7 miles south of Hillsboro, West Virginia, there are well-marked signs for Beartown State Park. This narrow road winds about a mile until the small parking area for the state park.   The boardwalk trail starts to the left of the bathrooms, and it is encouraged to walk the trail...
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  • Hillsboro, West Virginia

    Hike the Falls of Hills Creek, Monongahela NF

    5.0
    1.8 mi / 300 ft gain
    From the parking lot, the paved handicap-accessible trail switchbacks to a view of the upper falls (20'). The falls are a bit hard to see from the viewpoint, so it's best to continue down the trail.  At the upper falls the trail changes to wooden stairs that descend gradually down. You will cross...
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  • Hillsboro, West Virginia

    Williams River Overlook

    This scenic overlook is along the Highland Scenic Highway. The highway runs through the Monongahela National Forest. The overlook has an amazing view and is a great area to explore. There are two trails that lead off from the overlook and they have a gorgeous spruce forests.  
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  • Marlinton, West Virginia

    Cranberry Wilderness North South Loop Trail

    17.1 mi / 1617 ft gain
    The Cranberry Wilderness is lesser known, but if you're looking for a rugged escape, this is it. Be mindful of your water intake, as there are a few stretches upwards of 6-8 miles where there is no access to fresh water. Those areas are well-known in most of the hiking blogs/guides (I'd recommend...
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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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  • Marlinton, West Virginia

    Red Spruce Knob

    5.0
    1.91 mi / 348 ft gain
    To reach Red Spruce Knob trailhead from Marlinton, West Virginia, take HW 219N for about 7 miles then turn left onto HW150. Follow HW150 for about 5 miles, and the parking lot and trailhead will be on the left side of the road. The Red Spruce Knob trail is easy to follow and is well marked with b...
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  • Hot Springs, Virginia

    Backpack around Lake Moomaw

    5.0
    6.6 mi / 1200 ft gain
    On your way to the trailhead don't forget to pull off the road at the scenic outlook to take in the vast expanse of Lake Moomaw (you won't miss it!).Start off your adventure by parking at the end of Twin Ridge Drive (37.976545, -79.985582). From this point, hike down the little paved driveway int...
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  • Richwood, West Virginia

    Backcountry Fly Fish on the Cranberry River

    The Cranberry Wilderness is one of the largest wilderness areas east of the Mississippi and offers a unique backcountry fly fishing opportunity within West Virginia. One of the best ways to access the Cranberry River to hike, explore, and fish the river is from the Cranberry River Campground. J...
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  • Hot Springs, Virginia

    Explore Falling Spring Falls in the Alleghany Highlands

    4.2
    Just nine miles north of I-64, this viewpoint is not one to be missed if you’re in the area. According to the information post at the overlook, “The site was once visited by [Thomas] Jefferson to survey the falls and he mentions it in his manuscripts ‘Notes on the State of Virginia’ written in 1...
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  • Millboro, Virginia

    Hike Blue Suck Falls and the Tuscarora Overlook

    3.4
    7.2 mi / 2200 ft gain
    In Douthat State Park, park at the Discovery Center/Amphitheater parking lot near the children's fishing area. The Blue Suck Falls trail head will be towards the dam on the left side and is well-marked.Note: A trail map is highly recommended for this trail! It is fairly well-marked with blue blaz...
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  • Eagle Rock, Virginia

    Hike Roaring Run Falls

    4.7
    2.4 mi
    From 615 (Craig Creek rd) you turn on to 621 (Roaring Run rd) and about mile down is a little gravel road on the left that you turn down. Go down this gravel road a little ways to reach the parking area, you'll know you're there when you see a big gate held up by two stone pillars. Once you are r...
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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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  • Danese, West Virginia

    Camp at Babcock State Park

    5.0
    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 campsites for tents and is open from the last week...
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  • Danese, West Virginia

    Hike Skyline Trail at Babcock State Park

    5.0
    4 mi / 300 ft gain
    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. Drive down the road until you reach cabin 5, and find ...
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Camping and Lodging in Hillsboro

Lake Sherwood
Eastern, West Virginia

Lake Sherwood

Blue Meadow
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Blue Meadow

Blue Bend Rec Area
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Blue Bend Rec Area

Mcclintic Point
Covington, Virginia

Mcclintic Point

Bolar Mountain Recreation Area
Covington, Virginia

Bolar Mountain Recreation Area

Coles Point
Hot Springs, Virginia

Coles Point

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