Colorful foliage. Gentle breezes. Quiet mornings. One-of-a-kind adventures. West Virginia’s 45 state parks and forests have colorful experiences for the entire family in the fall. Take a hike a watch the leaves fall, see breathtaking vistas, go on adrenaline-filled adventure, or just it by the fire and enjoy the quiet. Enjoying fall in West Virginia’s state parks ensures memories that will last a lifetime.
If you want to see the leaves on a fall hike, try Blackwater Falls State Park. With more than 20 miles of trails and a beautiful view of a 57-foot waterfall, the park offers rewarding hikes for all experience levels. Take a hike at Valley Falls State Park and enjoy the foliage and the falls. Try the North Bend State Park and walk under a tunnel of trees on its rail trail.
West Virginia is known for is scenic beauty and beautiful vistas. If you’re ready to see the sights, visit Lost River State Park for a remote view of five surround counties. Take a short walk at Coopers Rock State Forest to enjoy the scenic vista. For one of the most unique views in the state, visit Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and experience the colors of fall on a four and a half our train ride to Bald Knob, the third highest overlook in the state.
Exhilarating experiences aren’t just for summer time. If you’re ready for an adventure, Pipestem Resort Park and experience its adventure course or take the aerial tram for views of the Bluestone River Gorge. If you’re in the mood to try something new, Camp Creek State Park and Forest offers horseback riding trails. Take your bike and hit the trails at Kanawha State Forest for a mountain biking adventure.
Camping in a West Virginia state park is fun for the whole family. If you want to camp near the water, visit Audra State Park. Try camping in a yurt at Tomlinson Run State Park, fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make your Almost Heaven camping experience special.