West Virginia State Parks and Forests Adopt-A-Trail Program

Hiking and biking are one of West Virginia’s state parks and forests main reasons for visitation to our beautiful state park system. With more than 1,200 miles of park and forest trails, including three rail trails, it takes a lot of effort and work to keep these trails clean and well maintained. Challenge yourself by going the extra mile and consider having your group Adopt-A-Trail!

This program, pursuant to WV Code 20-5-23, is a new opportunity to not only experience the beauty of our parks, but also an opportunity to give back to your community!

How do we become involved?

It’s easy. Volunteer groups that want to participate in this program should simply submit an application expressing your interest in adopting a trail. We will review your application, look for available trails to adopt in your selected area, and if approved we’ll prepare a volunteer agreement, and get you acquainted with the local park or forest superintendent to coordinate the details of your volunteer days. If your group completes fifty or more volunteer hours of trail work, a sign will be placed on the trail bearing the name of your organization.

What is provided?

We will provide the basics. Gloves, trash bags, and trash pickers. 

What is the commitment to this program?

All groups must commit to adopting a trail for two years. This can be renewed depending on the level of interest and commitment to a trail or trails.

Adopt-A-Trail Today

Questions about the West Virginia State Park Adopt-A-Trail Program may be emailed to dnr.parks@wv.gov, or contact:

West Virginia State Parks Adopt-A-Trail Program West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Section 324 4th Avenue South Charleston, West Virginia 25303 304-558-2764