Hiking Series

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Join us for a hike in 2023!

Whether you are a water enthusiast, adventure hiker, nature lover, or history buff, our Hiking Series offers an activity for everyone this year! We hope to see you in the woods!


Shavers Fork Float Trip (Elkins, WV)
Date: Saturday, May 20
10:00 A.M
Description: Join us for a river float on the beautiful Shavers Fork which will end at WVLT’s Shavers Fork Preserve! Meet at WVLT’s Shavers Fork Preserve at 10:00 A.M. to conserve parking spaces and get a shuttle to the river put-in. (Launch by 11am to join the floatilla.) Then join the paddling after-party at the Shavers Fork Preserve’s river take-out around 4:00 P.M. to enjoy music, refreshments, and plenty of friends to share your big fish stories with around the campfire.
Co-host: Blackwater Outdoor Adventures will be partnering with us, renting boats, and running a shuttle!
Fee: $30 (single kayak rental) / $60 (tandem kayak OR canoe rental) / $10 if you have your own boat
Distance: Approximately 4 miles
Participant level: Beginner / Intermediate
All guests must register by May 12.

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Airport Park (Morgantown, WV)
Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 10:00 A.M
Description: Plans for Airport Park include hiking, biking, and dog walking. Once parking, signage, and trails are developed, this park will be open to the public. In the meantime, join us for a sneak peek of Morgantown’s newest preserve!
Distance: 1 mile
Participant level: Beginner
Registration will open June 16.

Marie Hall Jones Ancient Forest Preserve (West Union, WV)
Date: Saturday, August 5
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Description: Friends are invited to celebrate the GRAND OPENING of this Ancient Forest located in Doddridge County. In 1972, Marie Hall Jones outbid timber companies to buy this property on the courthouse steps. Later her son, Allen, donated the property to WVLT in hopes to open a community forest. We are excited to announce that this property will be officially open for public use in August!
Distance: 3 miles
Participant level: Beginner / Intermediate
Registration will open July 7.

Yellow Creek Natural Area (Davis, WV)
Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Description: Calling all leaf peepers! Take in the colors of fall and join us for a hike to the iconic Moon Rocks, located in the Yellow Creek Natural Area.
Distance: Trip options – short hike (2 miles) and long hike (5 miles)
Participant level: Intermediate
Registration will open August 25.

Arbuckle’s Fort Archaeological Site (Lewisburg, WV)
Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Description: In partnership with The Archaeological Conservancy, we are pleased to announce the GRAND OPENING of Arbuckle’s Fort in Greenbrier County! Join us for the unveiling of our interpretive nature walk and learn pre-revolutionary history of this archaeological site.
Distance: 1 mile
Participant level: Beginner
Registration will open September 22.

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Registration will open approximately one month prior to each activity and is strongly encouraged. Guests will receive an email with more details about the activity (meeting location, driving directions, packing list, etc.). If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to email Jessica Spatafore at jessica@wvlandtrust.org. We look forward to seeing you in the woods!


Eight special places are already open for visitors. Click here to find a nature preserve near you!

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