Guided Activities

Ranger leading a hike

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:



Date/Time Activity Description Location
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM
Evening Arrowhead Ride

Get your wheels turning. Learn basic mountain biking techniques and then put them into practice on a group ride. Trained volunteers will teach you the basics to try mounatin biking on NPS trails. All mountain bikes and helmets will be provided. Ages 14 and up.

***** Reservations Required, reserve your spot by calling (304) 894-2129 or email

Arrowhead Trailhead
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:00-11:00 AM
Butcher Branch from Kaymoor Hike Walk the 1.6 miles from Kaymoor Parking Lot to Butcher Branch Falls For more information contact Get Active in the Park: 304-894-2129 Kaymoor Trailhead
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7:30-9:30 PM
Grandview Full Moon Hike

Walk through the woods with the moon as your guide, listening to the sounds of the park after dark. Headlamps will be provided. ***Reservations required*** Reserve your spot by calling 304-894-2129 or emailing

Grandview Visitor Center
Sunday, May 19, 2019
3:00-4:00 PM
Rhododendron Walk at Grandview
Join a park ranger for a look at the rhodoedndrons at Grandview. Easy walk through the rhododendron parking lot and some area pathways. Grandview Visitor Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019
2:00-4:00 PM
Water Safety Roundup Can you throw a water rescue bag to save a life or make sure you’ve got the best life jacket for you? Try your hand at these water safety techniques - from the safety of land. Canyon Rim Visitor Center
Sunday, May 26, 2019
9:00-11:00 AM
Cunard Bike Ride Join our Active Southern WV Community Captain at Southside Junction trailhead for a mountain bike ride to learn basic mountain biking techniques. Beginners welcome! Must be 14 and older. Bikes and helmets will be provided.Reservations are required*** reserve your spot by calling (304) 894-2129 or emailing Cunard
Sunday, May 26, 2019
1:00-4:00 PM
Water Safety Festival This hands-on festival for all ages features watercraft safety, life jacket fittings, water rescue demonstrations, and much more. See how you can put these smart water safety tips into action at every turn. “The Pits” boat-launch area on Bluestone Lake, Route 20, Hinton
Check out the Event Calendar for more information and directions to the meeting locations.

Last updated: May 20, 2019

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Mailing Address:

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


(304) 465-0508

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