Your time…Our trails. Fall is the perfect time to escape to Southern West Virginia. The weather is perfect, the leaves are changing and the warm days and cool evenings can’t be beat. Not to mention Fall is Gauley Season and we are alive with rafters from all over the country here to conquer the might Gauley River. Whatever time you have, we have the perfect recipe for your next getaway in Southern West Virginia. You can relax and take in our scenic beauty and rich culture or attack our challenging trails, rivers and rugged mountains.

Southern West Virginia is home to one of the most diverse offerings of trails in the eastern half of the United States. Our trails range from scenic, leisurely rides to trails that will challenge even the strongest riders. Located within 500 miles of 2/3rds of the US population, there is no more accessible system of trails anywhere in the country.

Visit Southern West Virginia, the Official Marketing Organization for the region is publishing its first ever Southern West Virginia Trail Guide. This guide features 18 of the best trails in the region giving a description of the trail, GPS location, difficulty and other pertinent information on each of the trails. The guide will serve as your “bucket list” of the trails that you will have to conquer for yourself.

In addition to the 18 featured trails, there are many other great trails throughout the nine counties in Southern West Virginia.

For more information about the trails in Southern West Virginia, go to or call 1-304-252-2244.