|A West Virginia State Park Program
Making a difference – Maintaining trails as work and fun!
Adopting a trail helps maintain the beauty of West Virginia
Preserving the unspoiled beauty of West Virginia State Parks, Forests or Wildlife Management Areas through volunteer service is a goal of the Adopt-A-Trail program. Over 800 miles of hiking trails in the state park system are available for state residents and guests to enjoy and share with family and friends. Visitors and guests say hiking is a favorite outdoor activity.
By monitoring and maintaining a specific trail, individuals or groups are saying “We make a difference” and “We support our state park (or forest)” by keeping trails in good shape.
Through volunteer efforts, public trail adoption is a tremendous benefit to the quality of our state image and the important role that trails provide.
Before doing any trail work, always meet and discuss the trail selection, clean up dates, and other related information with the area superintendent. He or she must be aware of your involvement and the day you are working.
Current groups, organizations, or individuals making a difference
The group or individual may elect to have their name posted to this webpage. When you post your involvement in this program, it is an opportunity for WV State Parks to recognize your work, and it encourages others to become part of this program. We understand that many individuals and groups do not want recognized and participate in Adopt-A-Trail as a personal reward for helping parks and forests in keeping trails well maintained.
Audra State Park
Bluestone State Park
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield
Coopers Rock State Forest
Tomlinson Run State Park
Posting only includes the name of the group or individual as provided on the application form and the name of the adopted park or forest where a trail has been adopted. Posting to the web is an option of the group to be recognized.
How to submit trail work
After completing trail work, either complete a report form available at the park office or download the report (bottom of this page), complete the requested information and present to the area superintendent.
When you adopt a trail, you are making sure trail users will always have a well-maintained trail to hike or walk. Thank you for your participation and for making a difference.
For additional information or questions about Adopt-A-Trail, contact:
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