|A West Virginia State Park Program
Hiking West Virginia
The Hiking Program is a great way to experience the beauty and scenic variety of our wonderful State Parks. Hiking in WV = Happiness!
Hiking program general information
All mileage must be accumulated on a hiking trail or designated trails in a West Virginia state park, forest, which includes North Bend Rail Trail and the Greenbrier River Trail. A list of areas managed by the WV State Park system is under ‘find a park’ or ‘find a park by map’ at www.wvstateparks.com.
What you receive following enrollment
There is a one-time registration fee of $15 per person. Make checks payable to: WV State Parks and forward with the completed registration form. This fee is non-refundable.
Hiking Plateaus & Rewards
There is no time limit for achieving personal hiking plateaus. The hiking program is not a competition. Once an individual has collected the rewards available, there is no restart. The hiking program format is a one-time enrollment with stated plateaus and rewards as listed. If additional plateaus are added, enrollees will be eligible.
Your award and log will then be returned to you so you may continue to the next plateau.
Special Cane Shields
Hikers should log at least 50 miles on state park or forest trails prior
Featured Hikes Include:
How to submit hiking miles
Upon reaching each mileage plateau, please mail your completed mileage log to the Parks & Recreation Charleston office at the address below. Your mileage log card will be returned to you as soon as possible so you may continue to the next plateau. Please understand that receipt of walking sticks or shield may take up to four weeks (depending on availability) and each reward may be mailed separately. There are no additional charges for rewards or shipping and handling fees associated with this program.
It is advisable to check with your physician before starting this program.
Wishing you happy trails.
WV State Park - Hiking Program
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Very Important Parks Person (VIPP)
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