Hawks Nest Rail Trail

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The Hawks Nest Rail Trail is located primarily within Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted. The trail is nearly 2 miles long and runs on the south side of Mill Creek, beginning near the nature center. The gravel surface is suitable for biking and walking, and it has two trestles. You'll also find a scenic waterfall and other paths in the park.

The park offers swimming, a tramway (fee required), small museums, nature center, picnic shelters and boating.

Parking and Trail Access

Hawks Nest State Park is on the Midland Trail National Scenic Byway (US 60), 1 hour east of Charleston, West Virginia, and 8 miles west of US 19.



   April, 2015 by wvdavid2

Great rail trail especially in spring before leaves come on and you can see all of the water falls and continuous cascades, and especially after rains. Also probably great in early June when the Rhodadendron are blooming. But enough gaps in trees to see ...read more