As the weather gets warmer, the outdoors starts calling! If you’re a nature-lover, you’ll want to get out and go for a hike. Here are some of the best hiking trails near Beckley, West Virginia, that you’ll want to explore:
Brooklyn to Southside Junction
This is a great trail for walking or riding! You’ll need to be pretty skilled in mountain biking as it’s a rough trail, but it’s scenic with old railroad tracks and large oak trees.
Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail Trail
Also named the Cranberry Rail-Trail, this trail actually beings in downtown Richwood, right behind the visitor’s center. The first six miles go through town and private property, so it’s quite the unique view.
Elk River Trail
This trail provides you access to Coonskin Park, a large park that was actually built by local residents in the 1950s. The trail’s northern end has a playground, golf course, a soccer stadium, pool, and tennis and volleyball courts!
Glade Creek Trail
Here, you’ll be hiking along pristine rivers and creeks. It’s a moderate-grade trail, so you’ll be putting in a little bit of a workout. The lower section of Glade Creek is an official catch-and-release trout stream, so bring your fishing pole!