Come to Roam, Stay for the Rest

Come to roam. To explore more than 400 miles of hiking trails throughout two state forests, five state parks and the Monongahela National Forest. But when you’re ready for the rest, discover family-friendly rail trails, scenic overlooks and serene camping under a blanket of stars.


Allegheny Trail

The Allegheny Trail (ALT), West Virginia’s longest hiking trail, winds through Pocahontas County for 86 miles. This route, created in 1974 and maintained by the West Virginia Scenic Trails Association, stretches from the Mason-Dixon Line on the Pennsylvania border to its southern point at Peters Mountain on the Virginia border, where it meets the Appalachian Trail. Hikers of all skill levels can explore the diverse landscapes of the ALT in Pocahontas County, which winds through Durbin, Marlinton, Cass, Seneca State Forest, Calvin Price State Forest, a portion of Watoga State Park and even along the ridge of the Green Bank Observatory. Mark your calendars! The ALT celebrates its 50th anniversary on September 6-8, 2024.


Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest is home to a vast network of trails catering to adventurers of all abilities — from day hikers to backpackers and backcountry campers. Pocahontas County, encompassing a third of the entire forest, is a prime destination for hikers. From gentle strolls through restored meadows to challenging climbs with dramatic elevation changes, explore the diverse landscapes of the Monongahela National Forest.


Hiking Trails in Pocahontas County

Plan, explore and conquer legendary hikes with the interactive hiking trail map below. Find the perfect trail for your experience level, challenge yourself with new terrain and discover hidden wonders. To view the hiking trails, toggle “Basemap” to “Trailforks Topo (ft)” and “Activity Type” to “Hike” in the menu settings at the top of the map.


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Pocahontas County Hiking Guide


Hiking Amenities

Browse our local listings below to find everything you need for your next hike — from outdoor outfitters and guides to welcoming small towns and more.

Durbin, WV

Allegheny Trail

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The Allegheny Trail (ALT) is West Virginia’s longest hiking trail a 311-miles. The Northern Terminus is located on the Mason Dixon Line along the West Virginia/Pennsylvania border. It traverses south until it meets the West Virginia/Virginia border on Peters Mountain where the …

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The Allegheny Trail (ALT) is West Virginia’s longest hiking trail a 311-miles. The Northern Terminus is located on the Mason Dixon Line along the West Virginia/Pennsylvania border. It traverses south until it meets the West Virginia/Virginia border on Peters Mountain where the …

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Hillsboro, WV

Beartown State Park

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Roam the boardwalk at Beartown State Park and stand in awe of the ancient and magnificent rock formations that surround you. Made of one large rock formation that splits into sections and clefts large enough for walkways, Beartown State Park is noted for its massive boulders, …

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Roam the boardwalk at Beartown State Park and stand in awe of the ancient and magnificent rock formations that surround you. Made of one large rock formation that splits into sections and clefts large enough for walkways, Beartown State Park is noted for its massive boulders, …

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Cass, WV

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park now offers bike rentals. Whether you’re looking to bike around the historic logging town, hit the Greenbrier River Trail State Park, or take your wheels up Route 66 to ride the Snowshoe Highlands Silver Designated IMBA Ride Center, Cass Scenic Rail…

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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park now offers bike rentals. Whether you’re looking to bike around the historic logging town, hit the Greenbrier River Trail State Park, or take your wheels up Route 66 to ride the Snowshoe Highlands Silver Designated IMBA Ride Center, Cass Scenic Rail…

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Mountain Bike Friendly
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Marlinton, WV

Civil War Trails of Pocahontas County

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Pocahontas County has rich Civil War history, from bloody battles at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, to camps and forts that housed thousands of men. Today, you can trace the very trails those soldiers walked as they went to and from battle.    …

Pocahontas County has rich Civil War history, from bloody battles at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, to camps and forts that housed thousands of men. Today, you can trace the very trails those soldiers walked as they went to and from battle.    …

Hillsboro, WV

Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

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Perched on the edge of Cranberry Mountain at the southern end of Rt 150/Highland Scenic Highway,  the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center is one of the Monongahela National Forest two visitors centers.   Operated by the USDA Forest Service, the Nature Center features live program…

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Perched on the edge of Cranberry Mountain at the southern end of Rt 150/Highland Scenic Highway,  the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center is one of the Monongahela National Forest two visitors centers.   Operated by the USDA Forest Service, the Nature Center features live program…

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