Hiking Program

Do you love hiking at West Virginia’s state parks and forests? Challenge yourself by going the extra mile and join the West Virginia State Parks Hiking Program. Whether you prefer leisurely strolls or longer treks, this program is a great way to experience the beauty of more than 1,200 miles of park and forest trails.

Earn Rewards for Hiking at State Parks and Forests

Get more out of your time on the trail by enrolling in this program. Once registered, all you have to do is log your hiking miles at state parks and forests. You’ll earn rewards for reaching personal plateaus. The program is not a competition, is self-paced and does not have a time limit to earn rewards.

After you register, we’ll send you a log card to record your mileage. All mileage must be hiked on designated trails in a state park or forest. This includes the North Bend and Greenbrier River rail trails. You also will receive rewards as you reach hiking plateaus of 25, 50 and 100 miles.

Join the West Virginia State Parks Hiking Program Today!

Joining the hiking program is simple. Click here to download a registration form. Once completed, mail it to the West Virginia State Parks Office along with the $15 registration fee. Mail should be addressed as follows:

West Virginia State Parks Hiking Program
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Parks and Recreation Section
324 4th Avenue
South Charleston, West Virginia 25303

Questions about the West Virginia State Park Hiking Program may be emailed to dnr.parks@wv.gov.