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Canceled!! **First Sunday Hike Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

June 2 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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We are truly sorry for the inconvenience


Active SWV is proud to announce our continued partnership with West Virginia State Parks in the New River Gorge region. Active SWV will be hosting First Sunday Hikes led by Community Captains Levi Ish Moore and Rene Farley Moore at participating state parks in our region. This collaboration will bring opportunities to offer other Active SWV programs in the State Parks as well as increase visitors to the beautiful State Parks in West Virginia.

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park sets on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon, the 156-acre Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an important Civil War battle site. The park is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail, which links more than 300 historical sites in 16 states, and commemorates the 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry, a major Union victory that led to the eventual Confederate withdrawal from western Virginia. Carnifex Ferry is one of the oldest state parks in the United States and is a popular site for Civil War reenactments.

Trail Information:
The Patterson trail is a 2 mile loop around the park, highlights include three overlooks of the Gauley River.

Active SWV continues to work with other WV State Parks in our area to schedule more activities. Active SWV hopes these hikes will demonstrate how community members can become Active SWV Community Captains to lead additional physical activity programs in their local State Parks. We invite all ages and abilities to experience a group hike with the goal of finding new Community Captains to continue hikes in each of these parks. Volunteer Community Captain training is provided for free and covers safety, communications, promotion, and certifications. Please check for updates at www.activeswv.org/events. If you would like more information about becoming an Active SWV Community Captain to lead a program in your local WV State Park or hometown contact our office today for more information at [email protected] or call (304) 254-8488.

For more information about the Active SWV State park tour please call 304-254-8488, or email [email protected]


Carnifex Ferry Battefield

1194 Carnifex Ferry Crossing




United States


Active Southern West Virginia
(304) 254-8488

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