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National Trails Day Hike

June 6, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Take a hike on National Trails Day at Blackwater Falls State Park. This 10:00 a.m. hike is led by Paulita Cousin, naturalist/interpreter. “We’ll be taking the rare opportunity to walk an old horseback riding trail and cross country ski only trail.” Hikers should meet at the parking areas of the seasonal petting zoo. The hike is approximately two miles in length with limited interpretive stops along the way.

Sturdy hiking boots or hiking shoes are suggested. Carrying water is suggested. The loop begins at the stables and encounters three trails – the Davis, Stemwinder Grade and Red Spruce trails. A commemorative trails day patch is presented at the conclusion of the guided hike to each hiker.

Hikers will be encouraged to “take a hike” on their own in addition to joining Cousin on the guided hike. Posting images of hiking at Blackwater Falls on social media is encouraged. Use #wvstateparks #blackwaterfalls #nationaltrailsday

For more details, call Blackwater Falls State Park at 304-259-5216 or email [email protected]

National Trails Day is an event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails. Each year, on the first Saturday of June, the American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages to walk or hike.

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June 6, 2020
1:01 am