Trail Running in West Virginia, WV

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  1. Hawks Nest State Park has several trail running opportunities for beginners and experienced runners who appreciate the outdoors and picturesque landscapes.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    30.4 miles
    Duration
    The GSYP trail takes about a half-hour to complete at 0.75 miles. If you elect to check out the Hawks Nest Rail Trail, this can add to your length of time—easily an additional hour for the average trail runner.
  2. Quiet and scenic, the 18 miles of trails here give runners of all abilities the perfect place to find peace while getting in a quick workout.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    124.9 miles
    Duration
    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 weather.
  3. Grandview Park, part of the New River Gorge National River, is easily accessible and offers runners 2 short trails that wind through a lush forest.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    45.8 miles
    Duration
    This is a great spot for a quick trail run, and should take around 20-30 minutes to complete.
  4. Bluestone’s reputation for brutal climbs and great hill workouts is no lie, but the park’s stunning views of Bluestone Lake make the effort well worth the reward.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    60.9 miles
    Duration
    Many trails here connect to other trails, making it possible for you to run a large loop, but most can be run as an out-and-back.
  5. Babcock State Park is a trail runner's dream destination, with a variety of beautiful trails to explore.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    44.1 miles
    Duration
    Time will depend on which trail(s) you choose, and how much mileage you’d like to put in. One of the most popular routes is a great 6.5-mile loop, but there are shorter options if you don’t want to go as far.
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