Explore Beartown State Park

0.6 miles 50 ft gain  - Loop Trail

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

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Spooky little trail

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!

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