If There Are Only 5 Hikes You Ever Do In West Virginia, Make Them These

With all the great trails in West Virginia, we can’t imagine that you’d only ever hike five. But if we had to choose some of the best hikes in West Virginia, these are some of our favorites. We’ve featured each hike before, so click on the link at the bottom of each description to see more photos and details.

Of course, it’s almost impossible to choose just five “best” hikes in West Virginia. Which hikes would you put on your Top 5 list?

Address: Babcock State Park, 486 Babcock Rd, Clifftop, WV 25831, USA
Address: New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, 104 Co Rte 25/9, Glen Jean, WV 25846, USA
Address: Endless Wall Trail, West Virginia, USA
Address: Bear Rocks Trail, West Virginia 26260, USA
Address: 799 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, USA
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Best Hikes In West Virginia

March 05, 2022

What are some kid-friendly hikes around West Virginia?

We’ve got good news if you’ve ever wondered, “What are some kid-friendly hiking trails near me?” There are trails all over the state of West Virginia that are suitable for little feet, and even some stroller friendly trails! In Huntington, visit Ritter Park for a series of short trails that meander through the woods. Beartown State Park in Greenbrier County has multiple short and manageable boardwalk trails, perfect for young kids and even navigable for strollers. The Cranberry Bog Boardwalk in Cranberry Glades Botanical Area is another short, easy boardwalk hike with some beautiful scenery, and this one even features interpretive signs along the trail so you can enjoy an educational trek. The Douglas Falls Trail in the Monongahela National Forest is a short, 0.6-mile out-and-back trail that features a stunning waterfall! It’s an easy and flat trail with a spectacular payoff. For more kid-friendly hikes in West Virginia, visit our guide here.

Are there other scenic hikes in West Virginia?

West Virginia is brimming with beautiful scenery. Want to trek through fields of wildflowers to stunning panoramic views of the New River Gorge Bridge? Take the 3-mile Long Point Trail at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, and don’t forget your camera. The short but sweet Lindy Point Trail in Blackwater Falls State Park will grant you gorgeous views of the iconic Blackwater Canyon, and it’s suitable for beginners as well. Seneca Rocks Trail in Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area leads to an observation platform with great views of the eponymous rock faces. In Coopers Rock State Forest, take a trek along the Roadside Trail to Coopers Rock Overlook, and you’ll be able to see some truly incredible views of the Cheat River Gorge.

Address: Babcock State Park, 486 Babcock Rd, Clifftop, WV 25831, USA
Address: New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, 104 Co Rte 25/9, Glen Jean, WV 25846, USA
Address: Endless Wall Trail, West Virginia, USA
Address: Bear Rocks Trail, West Virginia 26260, USA
Address: 799 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, USA