Napier, West Virginia

Top Spots in and near Napier

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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

    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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  • Elkins, West Virginia

    Hike to High Falls in Monongahela National Forest

    5.0
    8.2 mi / 1440 ft gain
    Though this beautiful hike is a serious workout, it's actually quite easy to follow. It's also listed on Google Maps - I'd highly recommend downloading the map offline just in case something happens. Starting at the trailhead (park at a pull-off along the gravel road just a few hundred feet befor...
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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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  • Fairmont, West Virginia

    Rhododendron Trail and Rocky Trail Loop

    4.3
    3.82 mi / 738 ft gain
    A former lumber and gristmill community, Valley Falls State Park offers one of the most accessible--and massive--waterfalls in WV. Just a few dozen yards from the parking lot, you'll find the park's namesake (and probably a lot of people, engagement photoshoots, and just general mayhem). But if y...
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Camping and Lodging in Napier

Bulltown Camp
Napier, West Virginia

Bulltown Camp

Flatwoods KOA Journey
Sutton, West Virginia

Flatwoods KOA Journey

Gerald Freeman Campground
Sutton, West Virginia

Gerald Freeman Campground

Sutton Lake Picnic Shelters
Sutton, West Virginia

Sutton Lake Picnic Shelters

Battle Run
Summersville, West Virginia

Battle Run

Stuart Recreation Area
Elkins, West Virginia

Stuart Recreation Area

Guides, Insights and Stories from Napier

10 Awesome Hikes in West Virginia

10 Awesome Hikes in West Virginia

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