Guided Activities

people hiking on a trail
 

Join a ranger or park partner for free hikes, talks, and activities. These guided activities provide an opportunity to learn about the natural world around us, experience our rich cultural history, try something new, or just explore a new part of your national parks.

Throughout the year groups may arrange programs as staffing permits. Please call or email the park if you would like a park ranger to present a program for your group.

Things to know:

  • All programs are beginner level and low impact.
  • All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted.
  • Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes for all hikes.
  • Water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a camera are useful tools to bring along.
  • All activities follow Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics.
  • Terrain may be uneven.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All equipment will be provided.


 

Upcoming Activities:

 

February

Date/Time Activity Description Location
Sunday, February 9
1:00-3:00 PM
Timber Ridge Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate hike on the Timber Ridge Trail. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear. Meet at the Long Point Trailhead
Sunday, February 16
1:00-3:00 PM
Kaymoor Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate hike on the Kaymoor Trail. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear. Meet at Brooklyn Trailhead
For more information about any of our Get Active in the Park Partner Programs, call 304-894-2129 or email getactiveinthepark@gmail.com Check out the Event Calendar for more information and directions to the meeting locations.

March

Date/Time Activity Description Location
Sunday, March 1
1:00-3:00 PM
Big Buck-Woodland Loop Trail Hike - Grandview (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a walk on two easy loop trails at Grandview. These easy forested trails will cover a total distance of 1.5 miles, making this a great hike for beginners. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear. Meet at Grandview Shelter #2
Sunday, March 8
1:00-3:00 PM
Bridge Trail-Fayetteville Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderately strenuous hike on the Bridge Trail. This occasionally steep and rocky trail offers some great views of the New River Gorge Bridge. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear. Meet at Bridge Trail Trailhead
Wednesday, March 11
6:00-7:00 PM
Community Meeting: Park Projects Find out what is going on in your park. Park staff will present an overview of upcoming park projects and then allow time for questions and answers. Canyon Rim Visitor Center
Sunday, March 22
1:00-3:00 PM
Endless Wall Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate 2.4 mile hike to Diamond Point and back. Enjoy the view from one of the best overlooks in the park! Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear. Meet at Fern Creek Parking Lot
Sunday, March 29
1:00-3:00 PM
Burnwood Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate 1.2 mile hike through rich forests, rhododendron thickets, and the site of an old homestead. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear. Meet at Burnwood Trailhead
For more information about any of our Get Active in the Park Partner Programs, call 304-894-2129 or email getactiveinthepark@gmail.com Check out the Event Calendar for more information and directions to the meeting locations.
 
 

Last updated: January 30, 2020

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

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