It’s only a 3.3-mile hike. But it’s a tough, steep 3.3 miles! What is it? It’s the Ziler Loop Trail in Cacapon Resort State Park, West Virginia. But difficult though it may be, it’s worth seeking out for the unique, beautiful, wild, lightly-trafficked experience of West Virginia’s woods and wildlife that this trail offers to hikers year-round.

To learn more about the Ziler Trail as well as other hikes offered at Cacapon Resort State Park (don’t worry – they aren’t all this steep!), visit the Cacapon Resort State Park website. You can also find more information about the hike, including a map, on Alltrails. For a few other hard hikes in West Virginia, try these 5 spots that offer way better views than a gym, but just as good of a workout!

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