Mount Hope – July Community of the Month

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, so does the city of Mount Hope, West Virginia. Mount Hope is one of many coal impacted communities in southern West Virginia working to improve the quality of life for their decreasing populations while pivoting their economy. Active living assets and opportunities are strategies this city has set as a priority and Active Southern West Virginia is proud to be a partner in this important work.

Mount Hope Active Living Projects

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Kaymoor Trail Hike

Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate hike on the Kaymoor Trail. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear.

Meet at the Brooklyn Trailhead: To reach the trailhead from Route 19, follow Route 16 south through the town of Fayetteville. Take a left on Gateway Road (sign indicates Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road for 4.6 miles and turn left at the sign for Cunard. Go 1.8 miles and turn left at both of the signs ...

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Meadow River Hike, Bike, Walk, or Snowhoe

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Join us as we hike/walk/run/bike along the Meadow River Rail Trail. This is a flat rail trail along the Beautiful Meadow River. This activity is perfect for families and kids

Directions:
From 41N Spur off of Route 60 toward Nallen, 3.0 Miles from the turn onto 41N. Take a right on Quinwood/Nutterville Rd, the trailhead is on the right (.2 miles)along the Meadow River.

Hi Everyone this is Community Captain Richard Justice, let ...

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Meadow River Fall Colors Edition Hike, Bike, or Walk

Join us as we hike/walk/run/bike along the Meadow River Rail Trail to enjoy the fall colors and eat lunch near the Meadow River. Reserve at least 5 hours for this event. This is a flat rail trail along the Beautiful Meadow River. This activity is perfect for families and kids
This will a Fall Colors Hike and a little bit longer than usual. BRING A PACKED LUNCH!
RESERVE AT LEAST 5 HOURS ( 2 hours out, 2 hours ...

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Hawks Nest State Park Cliff Side Trail Hike

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Come out and join Community Captain Crysty for a hike on the beautiful Cliffside Trail at Hawks Nest State Park, everyone is welcome to attend this group hike to celebrate hiking in one of our scenic WV State Parks right in the heart of the New River Gorge. This hike is part of the Active SWV State Park Tour in partnership with WV State Parks.

The trail starts behind the Midland ...

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National Public Lands Day – Little Beaver State Park Hike

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Join the Stewards Individual Placement Program and West Virginians for Public Lands for an exciting morning of trail work and an afternoon of recreation for Southern West Virginia’s National Public Lands Day Project!

This event is both for novice and advance users of trails to explore and help maintain a public land. Come learn some introductory skills in trail maintenance, work along side your neighbors, and meet other organizations ...

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Meadow River Bike, Walk, or Hike

Image may contain: outdoor, nature and waterSWWJoin us as we hike/walk/run/bike along the Meadow River Rail Trail. This is a flat rail trail along the Beautiful Meadow River. This activity is perfect for families and kids

Meeting Location: New trailhead in Rainelle, WV off of 7th St and Snake Island Rd., across from the Timber Mill beside the rail lines on the right.
For navigation:
700 Snake Island Rd. Rainelle, WV
Directions: If heading East on Route 60, ...

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