The Hawks Nest Rail-Trail is 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 find scenic 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 Scenic Highway (SR 60), 1 hour east of Charleston, WV, and 8 miles west of SR 19.