Piney Creek Preserve

General Information

Located just minutes from downtown Beckley, this 613-acre preserve will offer 20 miles of recreation trails for hiking and biking nestled along coal seams on historic mine benches with multiple waterfalls along the way! WVLT is working with the City of Beckley to open this area to the public with support from donors and volunteers like you. Plans for this preserve include 20 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking.

Water Protection
Cranberry Creek runs through the property which feeds into Piney Creek that and eventually reaches the New River. By protecting these headwater streams, we ultimately make a positive impact on water quality downstream.

Community Comments
Each special place has unique attribute and purposes that will frame the site’s development. While we are developing our recreation areas for public use, we are open to your comments! Click here to make a suggestion.

Support the Project
Those interested in supporting the campaign to develop this nature preserve for public use, may donate by clicking here!

Upcoming Activity!

Waterfall Wednesday at Piney Creek Preserve
May 15, 2024
5:30 P.M.

As part of the 2024 Rhododendron Festival, the City of Beckley is partnering with the West Virginia Land Trust on a Waterfall Wednesday hike at Piney Creek Preserve!  The date is May 15 with the rain date of May 22.  While there is no fee to participate, registration is strongly encouraged for planning purposes. (We will contact you with last minute details and changes.)

Preserve Management Plans

The Piney Creek Preserve is part of the larger Beckley Outdoors – Outdoor Economy Action Plan. The vision of Beckley Outdoors is to establish the City of Beckley as a premier outdoor destination that celebrates southern West Virginia’s Appalachian heritage. The initiative aims to leverage outdoor assets, such as New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and Piney Creek Preserve, to enhance quality of life and create a vibrant outdoor economy. By identifying opportunities to develop and improve unique outdoor infrastructure like trails, rock climbing areas, destination-quality parks, public art, and multi-use public spaces, the City will attract and retain residents, businesses, students, and visitors. As we collectively think about the future of the City of Beckley, local leaders and community members are invited to offer input into the Beckley Outdoors Economic Action Plan. Together, we are creating a compelling vision for a one-of-a-kind Appalachian city. Learn more here:


Recreation at Piney Creek Preserve

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