Jay Young

West Virginia

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  1. Beauty Mountain Photo Vistas (Ram's Head) - Hiking

    West Virginia

    Take in the view at Ram's Head, Beauty Mountain, New River Gorge.

  2. Gauley River - Hiking

    West Virginia

    There are precious few hiking trails within the Gauley River National Recreation Area. There is one, however, that manages to be long and utterly engaging.

  3. The New River

    West Virginia

    The East Coast’s big water run that built West Virginia's rafting industry is accessible and fun for most paddlers.

  4. The Gauley River

    West Virginia

    Known as the Beast of the East, the Gauley River has some of the best whitewater paddling on Earth. It's definitely upper world class—and it's within a day's drive.

  5. Babcock State Park - Hiking

    West Virginia

    For hikers who want a wide variety of terrains and views in a single jaunt, it’s tough to beat Babcock State Park.

  6. Summersville Lake - Rock Climbing

    West Virginia

    It’s like a tiny bit of Thailand plopped itself in the heart of southern West Virginia. Rock climbing at Summersville Lake will have you cooling down in crisp, clear waters between sweaty redpoint burns.

  7. Arrowhead Trails - Mountain Biking

    West Virginia

    Mountain biking in West Virginia's New River Gorge is not as well-known as some of the other activities at the New, but this well-kept secret is worth seeking out.

  8. What makes the Gauley River’s Pillow Rock Rapid “The Best 10 Seconds in American Whitewater?”

    We were floating in a calm pool above Pillow Rock Rapid, one of the Gauley’s famed Big 5. Pillow Rock is the big dog, making it the wildest ride on one of the biggest whitewater rafting stages on Earth.

  9. Explore Hatfield & McCoy Lore and Country on the Water

    West Virginia

    There’s a new way to explore America’s best-known family feud. We’re talking, of course, about the Hatfields and the McCoys.

  10. Surf's Up on West Virginia's Rivers

    West Virginia

    You don't need an ocean to shred waves in WV. The New River Gorge is the East Coast’s hub for shredding the surf on wild river waves.