West Virginia August 25, 2016
6 Glorious Waterfront Trails In West Virginia To Take On A Summer Day
The summer is coming to a close soon, but it’s not too late to enjoy one of these waterfront hikes. Get out of the heat and meander along one of West Virginia’s riverfront trails. Take a look!
1. Greenbriar River Trail
This rail trail stretches 77 miles, so pick your favorite section, or plan a long excursion! Most of the trail follows along the Greenbriar River.
2. Sandstone Falls Loop, New River Gorge National River Area
This short, easy hike starts at the Sandstone Falls Boardwalk parking lot. Hike just a few hundred feet until you reach the Island Loop Trail, then follow it north to loop through some beautiful farm/woodlands. Take the wooden bridge out onto the island, where you'll have great views of the river and Sandstone Falls.
3. Seneca Creek Trail
This gorgeous trail takes you down to the creek, then lets you follow it for a bit so you can take in some seriously gorgeous scenery. It's located in the Monogahela National Forest.
4. Howard's Lick Run Trail, Lost River State Park
Lost River State Park has many trails that allow you to explore this pretty, wooded area. Howard's Lick Run follows the creek most of the way, providing shade and the cheerful, babbling sound of the creek. The trail is just 1.25 miles long, and starts from the parking lot near cabin #3.
5. Caperton Trail
The Caperton section of the Mon Rail Trail is three miles long. Enjoy the paved trail that runs right along the Monongahela River. Park at the Hazel Ruby Mcquaid Riverfront Park. 799 East Brockway Ave, Morgantown.
6. Kaymoor Miners Trail
The Kaymoor Miners Trail follows the New River. You'll traverse some boardwalk sections, and pass by this pretty waterfall.
Are you trying to fit in a few more hikes before winter? Take a look at these
15 Epic West Virginia Hikes.