Long Point Hike

Active SWJoin us on Saturday, June 15th for a scenic three mile hike along the Long Point Trail! This hike features some of the best panoramic views of the gorge and the New River Gorge Bridge. This moderate trail winds through the forest until meeting a steep section just before the outlook. Come hike with us!

Directions:
From US 19, follow WV16 south through the town of Fayetteville. Turn left on Gatewood Road (sign indicates Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow ...

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

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CANCELED

 

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 ...

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Piney Creek Gorge National Trails Day Hike

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Come out and celebrate National Trails Day with Community Captains Bob Matson hiking the Grey Flats North Trail in the Piney Creek Gorge at the Beckley YMCA Soccer Complex June 1st at 1:30pm.

What’s National Trails Day® All About?

Taking place on the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day® is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Thousands ...

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Hawks Nest National Trails Day Hike

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Come celebrate National Trail Day with Community Captain Jacki Kay hiking 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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Butcher’s Branch National Trails Day Hike

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Join Active SWV Community Captain Pat and celebrate National Trails Day on June 1st to explore the Butcher Branch Trail! This beautiful 1.6 mile hike features some steep terrain and a small stream crossing!

Please wear sturdy shoes, bring a jacket if there is a chance of rain, and a bottle of water to stay hydrated during the hike!

Directions:
From US 19, follow WV 16 south ...

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Grandview Full Moon Hike

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***Reservations required*** Reserve your spot by calling 304-894-2129 or emailing [email protected]

Location: Grandview

Directions:
From Beckley take I-64 East towards Lewisburg. Take exit 129 B for Grandview Rd. Continue on Grandview Rd for about 5 miles to the Grandview Visitor Center.

Get Active in the Park is an innovative partnership between the National Park Service and Active Southern West Virginia. Trained Community Captains deliver free, beginner-level instructional programs to the New River Gorge ...

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Butchers Branch Falls Hike

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Join Active SWV Community Captain Pat to explore the Butcher Branch Trail down to the waterfall. Prepare for a action packed 1.6 miles of hiking.

Directions:
From US 19, follow WV 16 south through Fayetteville. Turn left on Gatewood Road (park signs indicate Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road 2.0 miles, and turn left at the Kaymoor sign (Kaymoor No. 1 Road). Follow this road about one mile to the “T” ...

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Glade Creek Park Rx Hike

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Have you taken your #ParkRx today? Spending time in nature can actually benefit your physical, mental and emotional health! Take a hike along the remote, cascading Glade Creek. Prepare for 6 miles!

Directions:
Follow WV 41 to the Prince area. Turn onto Glade Creek Road on the south end of the WV 41 bridge that crosses New River. Travel 6.0 miles to the trailhead parking area, next to the primitive campground at ...

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Long Point Spring Hike

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Join our Community Captain Amy for a 3 mile round trip hike to Long Point in Fayetteville. Meet future hiking buddies, enjoy the fall colors and get outside while it’s still perfect!

Directions:Turn onto Lansing-Edmond Road off of US-19 in Lansing, just North of Canyon Rim Visitor Center. In 1.3 miles the parking lot for the Fern Creek trailhead will be on your right. In an additional 0.5 miles, the parking lot for ...

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