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National Trails Day Hike at Panther

June 5, 2021

A guided hike for National Trails Day at Panther State Forest sets foot at 9:00 a.m. We’ll be hiking three moderate trails with the Assistant Superintendent. National Trails Day is a “hiking holiday” observed on the first Saturday in June. The activity reminds participants of the natural resources and history preserved at Panther State Forest and the area.

Meet the Assistant Superintendent at 9:00 a.m. at the Panther State Forest outdoor pool parking lot to kick off your Saturday morning adventure. Hikers will head past the office onto the Old Residence Road that phases into the Twin Rocks Trail. We will loop down around the Group Camp, cross the ADA bridge and connect back onto the Old Residence Road to end in the parking lot. This hike has several moderate hills, at times narrow footing, and will be around 3 miles round trip. Please bring water, clothes you’d feel comfortable hiking in, and sturdy shoes. Pets must be on a leash, cleaned up after, and be on their best behavior. Outdoor pool opens at 11:00 a.m. – perfect timing to cool off!

The total distance for today’s hike is about 3 miles. We’ll pace ourselves so everyone hiking can enjoy the exercise, as well as the views and flowers and animals that may be along the trail. Wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. We’ll return around 11:30 a.m.

The activity is open to the public and free to attend. A Trails Day patch is presented to individuals completing the hike. For hiking information, call 304-938-2252 or email dnrpanther@wv.gov.

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June 5, 2021


Panther State Forest
239 Ostenaco Road
Panther, WV 24872-1200 United States
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