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The Best Rock Climbing in West Virginia

Looking for the best rock climbing 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 rock climbing spots in and near West Virginia

  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Hike to Tibbet Knob

    5.0
    3.1 mi / 830 ft gain
    Park for free at Wolf Gap Campground and cross the road where you will pass some picnic tables and campsites.  Follow the signs to the the yellow blazed Tibbet Knob trail.  In half a mile, there is a little path to a summit on your left where you can catch a glimpse of Mill Mountain and Big Schlo...
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  • Edmond, West Virginia

    Hike the Endless Wall Trail

    4.5
    2 mi / 260 ft gain
    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 side trip here to see the views of the gorge. Contin...
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  • Edmond, West Virginia

    Beauty Mountain Trail

    5.0
    1.1 mi / 279 ft gain
    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 service in the area is not the best.  Once at the trail ...
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  • Masontown, West Virginia

    Hike to Raven’s Rock Overlook

    4.7
    1.5 mi / 587 ft gain
    The Raven’s Rock Trail leading to the Raven’s Rock Overlook is easily the second most photographed area of the Coopers Rock State Forest! There are two ways to access the trail which doubles as an access road. The first trail access can be found along the WV County Road 73/16 also known as Cooper...
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  • Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

    Camp at Yokum's Vacationland

    With warm weather, we couldn't wait to go camping so we drove a few miles south of us to Yokum's Vacationland to camp in a teepee. It was THE BEST! It was so cold and we forgot our air mattress pump so we ended up car camping but the whole adventure was so awesome. We were the only people camping...
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  • Cabins, West Virginia

    Backpack the North Fork Mountain Trail & Chimney Top

    5.0
    24.7 mi
    One of my favorite hikes in West Virginia, since the whole ridge is full of views.  Backpacking the North Fork Mountain Trail is about 24.7 miles in total and a challenging hike but with relentless views. In my opinion, the best West Virginia has to offer. Summertime backpacking the whole the NFM...
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  • Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

    Climb Seneca Rocks

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 700 ft gain
    Park at the Seneca Rocks visitor parking spot located just off Mountaineer Drive. Take the trail directly across from the lot, cross the bridge over the stream, and follow the trail about one mile until you see a rock stair trail on your left side (Seneca Rocks side). Follow this rock stair trail...
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  • Masontown, West Virginia

    Coopers Rock State Forest Loop

    4.66 mi / 614 ft gain
    Coopers Rock State Forest Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Morgantown, West Virginia.
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Tibbet Knob Trail from Wolf Gap Campground

    5.0
    3.17 mi / 702 ft gain
    Tibbet Knob Trail from Wolf Gap Campground is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lost City, West Virginia.
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  • Edmond, West Virginia

    Endless Wall

    2.29 mi / 390 ft gain
    Endless Wall Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Lansing, West Virginia.
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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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