Find picturesque views, crystal clear waters and plenty of room to set up camp for a weekend escape when you visit Mountaineer Country. Located in north central West Virginia, Mountaineer Country offers travelers rolling hills, mountainous terrain, breathtaking views and shaded forest paths. Turn daydreaming into day-tripping with our hand-picked list of backcountry adventures.

Hiking

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Young girl explores Cathedral State Park./VinylVillageWV

Hike through ancient forests of towering hemlock trees and escape to a land untouched by time when you visit Cathedral State Park.

Located just south of Fairmont, West Virginia, Valley Falls State Park offers a range of beginner-friendly and challenging hiking trails through lush forests and terrain.

Have a refreshing day out with the family at Cheat Lake Park and Trail when you walk the 4.5-mile paved trail along the Cheat Lake backwaters.

Explore more at VisitMountaineerCountry.com/Best-Morgantown-Hiking-Trails.

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A bike waits for adventure in Morgantown, WV./Per_Ogi

Mountain Biking

Located just outside of downtown Morgantown, White Park offers a rollercoaster ride of turns, jumps and rugged terrain, hidden beneath a canopy of trees.

Home of the Ragnar Rally, Big Bear Lake and Campgrounds’ twisting double- and single-track trails offer a thrilling new challenge for even the most advanced biking enthusiasts.

For a smoother ride, travel alongside the mighty Monongahela River when you bike the partially paved Mon River Rail Trail System.

Explore more at: VisitMountaineerCountry.com/Mountain-Biking-in-Mountaineer-Country-WV.

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Adventure awaits at Tygart Lake State Park./Tygart Adventures

Rock Climbing

Come for the trails and stay for the climbs. Coopers Rock State Forest is home to more than 15 climbing routes and many more bouldering opportunities waiting to be conquered.

Climb through hundreds of quality bouldering opportunities and climbing routes when you explore the west side of the Cheat River Gorge at Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area.

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