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Maryland Heights

Harpers Ferry, WV

scenic overlook, civil war fortifications, moderate to strenuous climb

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Coopers Rock State Forest
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Amazing views and good trails!

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Greenbrier River Valley: Lewisburg to Marlinton
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good easy trail. Typical rails to trails good for bikes kids and or dogs. Pretty along river and lots of waterfalls because of recent rainfall. Camping options along the way.

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Weverton Cliff
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Cool

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Maryland Heights
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9 Completed 1 Reviews

Very steep but worth to get top as u will see beautiful view of Harper Ferry!!!

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CCC Snipe Trail, Kanawha State Forest
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Great shorter trail. Had some interesting history stops along the path.

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Virgin Hemlock to Tyrone Trail Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hemlock Trail (aka Virgin Hemlock Trail) and Tyrone Trail loop. This was actually two trails to make a complete loop. These trails are located about 10 miles outside of Morgantown, WV at the Coopers Rock exit (opposite side of the interstate from the main overlook). The trail is right off the road and it does have a sign indicating its presence, but otherwise you probably would not see it driving by. These are small trails that total about 2.5 miles all together. It's a very easy trail to hike though you will have to step over some large boulders and fallen trees at some points. The trail is rated as easy and I would agree. Though this is supposed to be a white blazed trail, I did not see a single blaze. There were a few cairns (small stacks of rocks) but they were few and far between. The trail is easy to follow up until you cross a relatively substantial but still rickety bridge (small but more than just a few boards) over Laurel Run. Once you pass this bridge the trail comes to a T-intersection. The directions I had were unclear and without a blaze or decent map I spent at least 15 minutes trying to guess which way to go. Finally, I took a guess and decided to turn right which immediately cuts back to parallel another stream. Continue to follow this trail for a while until you come to a Y-intersection with a large cairn. Again, I just took a guess and took the trail to my left (which happened to work out) and that lead me back to the bridge. The entire hike only took about an hour but with more time I probably would've explored some of the other options in side trails. It, of course, is a beautiful hike. There's a lot of variation in vegetation from rhododendrons to ferns to cleared forested area with tall hemlock trees. Plus, there are several streams with small falls that add the sound of water. It's a great place for a quiet, secluded hike unlike some of the more popular trails across the interstate. Plus, its short, sweet, and easy.

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Dolly Sods Wilderness
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Seneca Rocks is one of my favorite places in WV. The view is beautiful and the little shops around the base of the rocks are so cute!

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Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to Blackburn Trail Center
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is great trail! I got rained on about halfway back and it was an amazing experience to just let go and enjoy it!

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Long Point
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful view

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Long Point
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful view

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