Trail resources

ActiveSWV develops community programs to create a culture of exercise and physical activity in southern West Virginia. These programs are led by volunteers called Community Captains. Learn more about their roles, programs, and how you could become a Community Captain by clicking here. For up to date programs and events you can join right now including guided hikes, always refer to the Active SWV Events Calendar here.

Trail Resource List

As a resource to you, current participants, Community Captains, and our partners, the following information and links have been collected to help you discover all the safe outdoor spaces in our region. Enjoy the outdoors through our Community Captain led programs or on your own with family and friends. Information is divided by Nicholas County, Fayette County, Raleigh County Summers County, Boone County, and Kanawha County. Please also see our Stroller Friendly Trails blog by clicking here.  

Nicholas County

State Parks

National Parks

National Forest

  • Monongahela National Forest (Pocahontas County) – MTB Project, website for mountain bike trails

Army Corps of Engineers at Summersville Lake

Rail Trails

Boone County

State Parks


Other Trails

Kanawha County

State Parks


Follow these safety tips anytime you are active in the outdoors:

  • Know your location so you can describe where you are in case of an emergency.
  • Take a cell phone with you, but realize not all locations will have cell service.
  • It is best to always be active with someone else. If you do go out on your own, please notify someone of your location and notify them when you return.
  • Take water with you.
  • Know the rules for that area.
  • Take a small bag to bring out your trash or any trash you see along the way.

For more information contact our office at (304) 254-8488 or [email protected].

Find additional trails around the state using this great trail website: