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Hiking in Germany Valley

West Virginia’s varied terrain is laced with miles of trails. From historic rail trails such as the Greenbrier River and North Bend to the scenic trails of our state park system and the backcountry experiences within the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia is rich with hiking and backpacking opportunities. The popular Appalachian Trail becomes part of West Virginia in the Eastern Panhandle and the Allegheny Trail winds over 300 miles from the Mason-Dixon Line to the Appalachian Trail in southern West Virginia.

For Monongahela National Forest Information please call (304) 636-1800 or visit their web site:
www.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf/. You may also purchase a map or merchandise from Seneca Rocks Discovery Center at (304) 567-2827. (Leave a message during off-season hours and your call will be returned.)

Trail Running Events and Races - There are several hiking and trail running events throughout West Virginia. You can find running events ranging from 5K to 50K at the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners website: www.wvmtr.org.

For WV State Park Hiking Program information, click here.

West Virginia State Park Trail Maps are available here:

West Virginia's rail trails are perfect places to take a hike. Audra
Beech Fork
Blackwater Falls
Bluestone State Park
Bluestone Wildlife Management Area
Cacapon Resort
Camp Creek
Canaan Valley Resort
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield
Chief Logan
Coopers Rock State Forest
Droop Mountain Battlefield
Greenbrier State Forest
Hawks Nest
Holly River
Kanawha State Forest
Little Beaver
Lost River
Moncove Lake
North Bend
Pipestem Resort
Pinnacle Rock
Plum Orchard Lake
Seneca State Forest
Tomlinson Run
Twin Falls
Tygart Lake

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