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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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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trails and beautiful scenery here!!

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Cacapon State Park, Ziller Loop Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

This trail was gorgeous and was enough of a challenge to keep it interesting outside of the scenery. There are several good vantage points for views into/across the valley below, although I think that even the "views" opposed to the "winter views" marked on the map would be more significant after the leaves have fallen. I took Cecelia's advice and went counter clockwise on this loop, and appreciated the steeper ascent and more gradual descent. The blazes are sometimes far and few between, but the trail is well maintained and obvious (at least in early September...not sure how it would be after a fresh snowfall). There were quite a few blueberry bushes, some Mountain Laurel as the altitude increased, a few pines and alot of oaks (look out for dropping acorns!) We parked at the pond/lake fed by the North Fork Indian Run and started at the dam. I'm really excited to go back at various times of the year!

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Endless Wall
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I've never seen so much nigger flowers and niggers faggot wAlls of beautiful scenery of big ass nigger walls

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Snowshoe - Silver Creek Ski Resort
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

Great for beginners. Snowshoe is probably the best ski resort in the Southeast. I usually go to Silver Creek for night skiing. The trails are moderate in difficulty overall with all levels generally open. Snowshoe, the main resort is amazing. They have green, easy trails that are quite scenic and fun for beginners and some sick blacks. The Western Territory is reminiscent of Utah and Colorado in its difficulty. They are very strict on advanced skiers only on the West side for good reason.

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High Meadows Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

I hiked this in conjunction with Lumberjack Trail. This trail is next to the creeks and is absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend it. (See my review of Lumberjack Trail along with pictures posted from both trails.)

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Lumberjack Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

I like to refer to this trail as the ankle breaker trail. I've hiked it twice: the fall of 2012 and the fall of 2013. It's about 5 miles until the first campsite. The scenery is truly beautiful, but the the trail itself is a pain. It is an old railroad car trail, which makes it very wide and lumpy. There are lots of rocks throughout the trail. You can easily twist an ankle. The trail is also extremely soupy. There are lots of little springs that run under the ground and it has some deep, muddy places. I recommend Gaitors or just plain tall rubber rain boots. But Seneca Rocks/Creek as a whole is quite beautiful and I do recommend it.

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Dolly Sods Wilderness
by Mandy Shurak

7 Completed 2 Reviews

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Maryland Heights
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14 Completed 7 Reviews

This is a VERY steep hike. Was surprised on how difficult it was at some parts since it was very consistently up hill. But breathtaking views along the whole trail and getting to the overlook is worth it all.

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Glady to High Falls on Shavers Fork
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

To be clear, the overview and description on this hike do not match up with directions in the "drive" button above. If you do follow these directions to the West Fork Rail Trail parking lot, you will experience a nasty shock when you set out on the hike and find that it's actually 12.6 miles roundtrip to get to High Falls back.

After parking at the West Fork Trailhead in Glady, the path on the West Fork Rail Trail is 3.2 miles. Since this is a converted railbed, there is no concern of getting lost here. You'll then come to the High Falls Trail turnoff. Be on the lookout as the path is marked with a small upright post and the trail can be quite overgrown. Turn right, and the High Falls Trail then leads into the forest, which is pretty well marked with yellow and blue markers. Eventually, the High Falls and Allegheny Trails split. Be sure to keep following the Blue markers for the High Falls Trail. Around where the two trails split, you'll begin descending again and eventually meet the railroad tracks. This is where we decided to turn around because we were losing daylight and we severely underestimated the distance. Looking at the map though, if you turn right, and walk along the tracks, you'll eventually reach the falls.

Good luck!

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/West+Fork+Trail+Parking,+W+Fork+Trail,+WV+26268/High+Falls/@38.7617143,-79.7700285,15z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x884b21f6c4483cb3:0x797a434b40f9fd05!2m2!1d-79.725046!2d38.788821!1m5!1m1!1s0x884b18dc41d4c6e1:0x4d575e1735584578!2m2!1d-79.7776003!2d38.7722517!3e2

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Falls of Hills Creek
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

Always a nice hike. My 3 1/2 year old and 73 year old grandmother did it this year with me. A lot of stairs.

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