2-Hour Evening Hike
Hiking in West Virginia's Stunning New River Gorge
Fun and educational!
Hiking in Southern West Virginia is one of the most enjoyable activities in the country, with West Virginia hiking trails ideal for wilderness backpacking to scenic tours.
Take in panoramic WV mountain views, catch a glimpse of local wildlife or refresh yourself in a cool valley stream.
Whatever your experience level, you will be struck by the breathtaking beauty of the area and our rich, cultural heritage. We offer a variety of half-day and evening hikes for all skill levels.
In 2 hours, we can't go very far, but that's okay, because there's so much to see within a stone's throw of our campus—for example the stunning Mill Creek Trail.
Ghost towns aplenty! The New River Gorge was once a thriving chain of coal mining towns, the product of which helped power the United States through the Industrial Revolution and both World Wars. Many of those town are still there, though nobody lives there anymore and the forest reclaimed them years ago. And we know precisely where all the best ones are.
What do I need to bring?
You'll need several things on your hike, not the least of which is closed-toed shoes to handle the often rocky and uneven terrain. Hiking boots are certainly recommended, but sneakers of running shoes are fine, too. You should also bring: a long sleeve shirt or jacket (for cooler days), long pants or shorts depending on the weather report, rain gear for rainy or windy days, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant (spring through fall), drinking water and a small backpack or fanny pack.
What does Class VI provide?
Since hiking isn't a gear-intensive sport like, say, rock climbing, you won't much more than what you bring yourself. We'll provide a guide who has the knowledge to get you to some amazing places, which you might otherwise never have seen.