Canaan Valley Resort State Park - Snowshoeing
Canaan Valley Resort State Park has more than 18 miles of ungroomed trails and a variety of terrains for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
There are 9 marked trails all under 3 miles. Many of these trails also link to hundreds of miles of trails in the Monongahela National Forest, so you can make your hike as long as you like.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The majority of the trails have a beginner rating because of their easy-to-navigate terrain. There are a few trails with difficult sections of harder-to-navigate terrain, which may include stream crossings. The most difficult trail in the park, Bald Knob Trail, takes you up 4,308 ft. to the top of Bald Knob.
Time To Complete
On average, most trails take less than an hour to complete. The more difficult trails, like the 2.5-mile Bald Knob Trail, can take longer depending on your experience level and the weather.
All trails are open during the winter months, but be careful during harsh weather conditions. Blizzards are common.
On Leash Only
While the trails require no fees to explore, snowshoe and ski rentals are available at the Nature Center and average around $20.