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Maryland Heights

Harpers Ferry, WV

scenic overlook, civil war fortifications, moderate to strenuous climb

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Raven Rock Trail
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Dolly Sods Wilderness
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Allegheny Trail
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I've hiked thirteen miles of this trail in Greenbrier County, WV. Some of it is beautiful, but it is marred by, by far, the most litter I've ever seen on a hiking trail. I picked up a number of bottles, cans, bags and wrappers over the course of my day's hike, cramming my pockets full until I no longer had any room. It's a shame that so many people have abused such a wonderful natural resource. Crossing the mountain top was mostly a straight walk, their were switchbacks on my way up and my way down again. There aren't very many areas where the trail allows views of the valley below, but what I did see was beautiful. It's a shame that my main memory of this hike is all the litter.

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Weverton Cliff
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Neat at the top. Incline isn't terrible. I havent hiked in about 7 years and did this fairly easily. wouldn't take a child younger than 5.

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Cabin Loop Trail
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636 Completed 627 Reviews

This pleasant little leg stretcher is behind the cabin area. It is a nice walk for cabin guests or one way to get to Laurel or Ziler Trails. For such a short trail, it offers a wide variety of vegetation including mixed oaks, maples, pines,mountain laurel, blueberry and flowering dogwood. There are no waterfalls, magnificent overlooks or scenic wonders but I gave it a 4 because it made me happy. If you think less of it, please forgive my enthusiasm.

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North Bend Rail-Trail
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

I have hike short bits of this trail several times and find it to be very nice. The tunnels are neat and fun to go through. Also biked on it once as well.

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Central Trail Cacapon Resort State Park
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636 Completed 627 Reviews

You can bail out and use park roads to shorten the distance. Or get picked up. Park employees are freiindly and eager to help. Points of interest are Bear Den Rocks and a nearby crag that overlooks the broad valley between Cacapon and Sleepy Creek mountains. The trail crosses the east side of Cacapon Mountain, the north and middle forks of Indian Run and passes through mixed hardwoods, pines, blueberry bushes and various flowering plants.

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Laurel Trail
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636 Completed 627 Reviews

A nice hardwood forest trail with sandstone outcroppings and boulders from which wildlife may be observed. Many flowering shrubs and wildflowers in season, but I missed all that in the cold weather. A crag overlooks Sleepy Creek Valley.

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Lindy Trail, Kanawha State Forest
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail gets a five star rating because it leads to so many other wonderful trails and you can pretty much go anywhere in the forest from here. The trail itself is a steep climb, primarily up a draw, with a few switchbacks along the way. When the leaves are off you (November through March) you can see the hollow carved by erosion and the fingers protruding on either side as you climb. If you are coming down the trail directly in front of you is the backside of a mountain top removal (MTR) mine that the delusional puppets of the coal industry over at the WV DEP found wisdom in granting despite various obvious violations of WV State Code. If you hear a blast warning (3 long bursts) duck and cover because this trail is within the 1000' bast radius of the mine and according the DEP there is a possibility, however small, that you may be hit with fly rock from a blast. Mostly you don't have to worry about this, and they do not blast on weekends and holidays so you do not need to worry about it at all then.

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Weverton Cliff
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Actually started this at the base of the cliff, rather than from Harper's Ferry. A steep, difficult climb at least for this 59-year-old guy, but the view at the top is worth the effort of every step. The trail flattens out past the cliffs and becomes a much less strenuous hike. On a hot day, the breeze along the ridge is a welcome gift, even though you're in shade for nearly all of the distance. If you have the time, taking the trail all the way to Gathland State Park is a great way to finish, provided someone is there to pick you up!

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