Explore Beartown State Park

Renick, West Virginia

4.0/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

0.6 miles

Elevation Gain

50 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Elyse Clark

Beartown State Park is a small, but wonderful West Virginia state park that has a short boardwalk trail through interesting sandstone formations.

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 in a counter-clockwise direction, while reading the interpretive signs. 

There are many rocks and crevices to explore along the path, and once finished, have a picnic at the park or explore some of the other parks in the area such as Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. 
 

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Features

Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Very cool park. West Virginia’s version of sandstone slot canyons. Boardwalk makes for an easy stroll and fun family adventure.

This is a fun one. I came when it was rather foggy/misty and it added a bit of drama to the whole area. Read the signs along the way, all pretty interesting!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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