Princeton, West Virginia

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Princeton

  • Princeton, West Virginia

    Brush Creek Falls

    4.5
    0.5 mi / 75 ft gain
    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. This easy and relatively-flat trail through rhod...
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  • Pearisburg, Virginia

    Photograph Dismal Falls

    4.5
    0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Explorers in Southwest Virginia run into a common problem: local hikes and waterfalls are often saturated with college students out enjoying a warm day. While it's wonderful to have so many people appreciating the beauty of the Jefferson National Forest, it can be difficult to find a remote, quie...
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  • Ripplemead, Virginia

    Cascade Falls

    4.9
    3.81 mi / 732 ft gain
    The 66' Cascade Falls located in Giles Count is arguably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Virginia. This classic hike is 4.0 miles and gains 800' in elevation. Located in Pembroke, Virginia, access the trail head by taking Cascade Drive (VA-623) off of US-460 and drive 3.3 miles to the p...
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  • Newport, Virginia

    Hike through the New River Cave

    4.7
    2 mi / 332 ft gain
    After reaching the parking area, cross the road and continue up the trail for about 0.3 miles. At the kiosk, make sure to register in order to indicate that you are going into the cave. After passing the kiosk and some rocky portions of the trail, you will approach the cave entrance. The cave goe...
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  • Blacksburg, Virginia

    Float New River

    5.0
    Starting at the "falls" below the New River Junction you can enjoy a three day float trip down to Bluff City near Pearisburg. [Tangent Outfitters in Pembroke can rent you kayaks and shuttle you to the start point and pick you up at the end point if you don't have 2 vehicles to leave] Trip can be ...
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  • Pembroke, Virginia

    Hike to Wind Rock

    4.7
    0.5 mi / 400 ft gain
    At the parking lot cross the gravel road to the trail head that starts at a map posted on the edge of the road. Hike a quick quarter-mile where you'll turn left to a large rocky outcrop with views of the blueridge. You'll pass a campsite with fire ring before the rocky outcrop and overlook. I've ...
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  • Draper, Virginia

    Bike the New River Trail

    5.0
    57 mi
    There are several locations to begin your trek on the New River Trail, but our favorite is the Draper Valley area. The pin on the map will take you right to the parking lot. There is a $5 state park fee and a self-pay envelope station. From here we head south, and after about a mile you catch you...
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  • Newport, Virginia

    Fish Sinking Creek at Clover Hollow Queens Truss Bridge

    5.0
    Park alongside of the road at the bridge where 2-3 cars can fit. From here you can fish in Sinking Creek with a great view of this historic landmark. The majority of fish are native brook's and can be caught on a smaller 4-5 wt rod using dry flies.The covered bridge was built in 1916 and spans 70...
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  • Newport, Virginia

    Photograph Sinking Creek Falls

    5.0
    Park at the Clover Hollow Covered Bridge, and walk or bike  1/3 mile along Clover Hollow Rd in the direction of Blue Grass Trail Rd or to the pin dropped in the location below.When you can see the waterfall, carefully walk down the bank where you'll have perfect angles of the waterfall and surrou...
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  • Dublin, Virginia

    Camp at Claytor Lake State Park

    4.0
    Claytor Lake is a very well maintained state park in Dublin, VA. There are four campgrounds available. Campgrounds A, B and C are mostly for tent camping with no electric or water hookups, while campground D accommodates RV units with water and electric hookups.Claytor Lake is idea for families l...
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  • Layland, West Virginia

    Raft the New River

    5.0
    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 jump, and swim down a few rapids. Enjoy the scenery ...
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  • Blacksburg, Virginia

    Take a Stroll around Pandapas Pond

    4.5
    1 mi
    Great for walking or jogging. There are nice views of the pond and there are also other little areas like one dedicated to horticulture. Fishing is also possible (with a license).  Parking is very easy here!
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  • Craig County, Virginia

    Hike to Kelly's Knob via the Appalachian Trail

    4.3
    4 mi / 500 ft gain
    This is a great day hike for families or groups looking to get out for a short hike on the Appalachian Trail in Jefferson National Forest.From 460W Take Blue Grass Trail Rd then a left onto Clover Hollow Rd/State Route 601. Continue on this for 6.7 miles until you reaches an intersection with the...
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  • Blacksburg, Virginia

    Hike the Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail

    5.0
    1 mi
    This is a part of the Huckleberry Trail (which is paved), but off of it is the dirt hiking/walking trail loop. It is a really fun area to explore, and the parts that are on the Huckleberry have plaques with historical information on it which is all very interesting. It also has a beautiful wooden...
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  • Elk Creek, Virginia

    Camp at Comers Rock Recreation Area

    1 mi
    I didn't have any issues putting "Comers Rock Recreation Area" into my phone's GPS (Waze) and arriving exactly where I was supposed to. When you turn off US 21 (aka the Grayson Turnpike/Elk Creek Parkway) to Jefferson National Forest Road 57, you'll see a sign a parking lot that says "road not su...
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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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