West Virginia Is A Hiker’s Paradise
As the 3rd most forested state, West Virginia is the perfect place to get out and enjoy the trails. To help you explore the more than 1,500+ miles of trails within the state, we have teamed up with AllTrails, the #1 hiking app. With over 40 million users, AllTrails is a must-have app among avid outdoor adventurers loaded with curated trail info, detailed maps, reviews and more. Though the AllTrails Pro giveaway wrapped up on November 19, 2022, we invite you to explore other ways to hit the trails.
Discover Hikes in West Virginia
Explore Hidden Gem Hikes
High Falls Trail
Glady, WV • Randolph County
Enjoy this 7.7-mile out-and-back trail near Glady, West Virginia. Considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3h 38min to complete.
Virginius Island Trail
Harpers Ferry, WV • Jefferson County
Check out this 1.0-mile loop trail near the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 18 min to complete.
Alice Knight Memorial Trail
Charleston, WV • Kanawha County
Try this 1.1-mile out-and-back trail near Charleston, West Virginia. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 29 min to complete.
Wheeling Heritage Trail
Wheeling, WV • Marshall County
Check out this 17.1-mile point-to-point trail near Wheeling, West Virginia. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 5 h 5 min to complete.
Why are hikers heading to West Virginia?
Start Dreaming of Winter Fun
Snow will crunch under your feet and the bright sun makes the landscape sparkle. From festive holiday train rides to wild adventures on the slopes, winter is a perfect season to explore the Mountain State. Find out for yourself why West Virginia was ranked a top destination for 2022 by TIME, Conde Nast, Lonely Planet and many more.