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
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00AM-4:00 PM
Glade Creek Hike: Ugly Sweater 10 Mile Do you like Active hikes and want something a little more strenuous? Join the National Park Service and Active Southern West Virginia for a 10 mile round trip hike up Glade Creek and back. Meet at the Glade Creek Trailhead at the Glade Creek Campground at 10 am. Please be prepared for changing weather and wear sturdy footwear. After all, tis the seaon of winter. Oh, and feel free to wear your ugliest sweater. If you got it, flaunt it! Glade Creek Trailhead
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00-11:00 AM
QiGong at Canyon Rim Visitor Center Do you want better balance and muscle control and something you can do easily at home? The low impact movements of Qi Gong might help. Restore your energy with this beginner class at the Canyon River Visitor Center. This session with an ACTIVE Southern West Virginia Community Captain will teach the basic movements of these ancient Chinese martial arts. **No Reservations Required Canyon Rim Visitor Center
Sunday, December 16, 2018
2:00-4:00 PM
Fayetteville Park Loop Walk The great thing about the trails in Fayetteville are that they are all connected! Meet us at Fayetteville Town Park at 2 PM and we will take the Town Park Loop Trail to the Long Point Trailhead and back (3 miles round trip). Fayetteville Town Park
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Love Your Park Challenge Hike at Grandview Launch the Love Your Park Challenge with a holiday hike and pick up a bonus point per mile! You'll earn five points towards your goal of 50 hiking four miles roundtrip along the Grandview Rim trail (you get one point just for showing up) with the NPS and Active SWV. AND...December 26th marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Bluestone National Scenic River and Gauley River National Recreation Area, so instead of eating cake, let's go work some off! Meet at Grandview Visitor Center


Date/Time Activity Description Location
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
First Day Hike at Kaymoor Top It is a new day; it is a new year. Connect some of the trails in the Fayetteville area on a 6 mile loop with Community Captain Levi. Meet at the Kaymoor Top Trailhead at 10 AM. Make being active a part of your New Years resolution. Meet at Kaymoor Top
Check out the Event Calendar for more information and directions to the meeting locations.

Last updated: December 18, 2018

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