West Virginia (WV) hiking is all about the mountain trails, from the peaks of the Blue Ridge to the deep gorges and wild rivers, the Mountain State keeps hiking exciting.
The Monongahela National Forest provides miles of trails for hikers to explore in the Forest's vast wilderness. Families with children can enjoy easy trails that wind along mountain lakes and cross over streams and creeks. Avid hikers can take the steep, strenuous trail up Spruce Knob, West Virginia's highest point, and take in stunning mountain top views. West Virginia's panhandle offers scenic paths in higher elevations within the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Appalachian Mountains cover the entire state, and hikers can enjoy a day hike or multi-day hike along the famous Appalachian Trail. Spelunking is popular in this area, and hikers can get in on the fun with cave trails underground. Find wooded riverside hiking trails along the New River in the pristine New River Gorge, or check out world-class rapids from adjacent hiking paths near the famous Gauley River. Look for hiking trails around cities like Morgantown and Charleston as well!
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