West Virginia

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Trails, Campgrounds and Overnight Hosts

Babcock State Park
Clifftop: Trails, Camping?? PH 304-425-9481

Camp Creek State Forest
Camp Creek: Trails, Camping?? PH 304-425-9481

Watoga State Park
Marlington: Trails, (see Greenbrier below), Has stables that accepts horses as well as rental horses PH 304-799-4087

Greenbrier River Trail
The Greenbrier River Trail is an 80-mile long rail trail in southeastern West Virginia, near the Virginia border. Starting in the North at Cass State Park, and ending at Caldwell, near Lewisburg, the trail runs along the scenic Greenbrier River. Maps are available from Pocahontas County Tourism 800 336 7009 www.pocahontas.org . Camping is permitted along the trail, and overnight accommodations for riders and horses include Watoga State Park and The Current Bed and Breakfast 304-653-4722
The Current Bed and Breakfast, web page
The southern end of the trail is easily reached by Interstate 64 from Harts Run exit. Many loops through state parks and national forests can be accessed from the Greenbrier River Trail. The mountain scenery is breathtaking at any season, and Fall is particularly beautiful. Summer temperatures rarely exceed the 80's..
Greenbrier River Trail, web page
Submitted by: Leslee McCarty

Lost River State Park
Pipestem: Trails, Camping?? PH 304-466-1800

Big Ridge Campground
Electric/water hook ups, private, ride out of camp and hit Lost River State Park trails. Reasonable rates. Easy to get to from I81.
Big Ridge Campground Mathias, WV
Contact Leroy Wilkins at 304-897-6404.

North Bend Rail Trail
Cairo: Trails PH 304-643-2931

Sleepy Creek
Martinsburg: Sleepy Creek is up around Martinsburg. I don't know for sure if they have the purposed horsecamp open yet.
Submitted by: Mindy

Canyon Rim Ranch
Canyon Rim Ranch in Fayetteville (304-574-3111) which is a great place to ride. They have directions on their site at www.canyonrimranch.com
Web Page: Canyon Rim Ranch
Submitted By: Rob Forker

Lost River State Park
Horse Camping and horse trails Lost River State Park Mathis West Virginia.
Web Page: Lost River State Park

Mountwood Park
Waverly, It has approx. 30 miles of trails with a great map. Clean showers and restrooms.
Great place to horse camp! Only been open for about 4-5 yrs.

Web Page: Mountwood Park
Submitted By: Tammy Schweitzer


Layover Hosts for your horse or mule. (No Trail access)

Rodeo Grounds, Fair Grounds, B and B's, Horse Motels, Private residences

Campgrounds, ranches and trail ride places are also Overnight hosts. The places listed here are "OVERNIGHT ONLY".

This is a link to B & B Online,   Bed and Breakfast with equine accommodations

The Current Bed and Breakfast
The Current Bed and Breakfast PH 304-653-4722. (Close to Greenbrier River Trail)
Web Page: The Current Bed and Breakfast

Hidden Valley Stable
Buckhannon: This is a stable and horse farm, home of Casper a paint horse Stallion. Stalls, pens, pasture, riding area, 1/2 mile from Audra State park. Ph 304-472-1414
Addr: Route 4 Box 558-C, 26201. Lee Warren, owner

Circle H Outfitters
Bruseton Mills: Circle H Outfitters is currently a Bed and Breakfast, but having no place to camp with horses, Fred and Karen Hosey graciously offered there pasture to us. The ranch is located 4 1/2 miles off of interstate 68, Morgantown, West Virginia area, at Cooper's Rock exit 15. Upon exiting you follow the signs to Sand Springs campground, the paved road becomes a gravel road, travel about 1 1/2 miles on the gravel road which leads you to the ranch. The ranch is remote and secluded.
The trails consist of gas lines, Power lines, logging roads along with access to the Cooper's Rock State Forest. Make sure you go to "the rocks" which overlooks the valley and you can see three states, west Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. If you ride long and hard you can cross into Pennsylvania. There are several overlooks that are awesome. The trails in cooper's state forest are available on a limited basis to horseback riding, but the one we used, Ken's Run Trail, had lush foliage and crossed streams on numerous occasions.
The trails on both the Circle H Ranch and the forest are as challenging as you select. The camping is primitive and Fred and Karen are just now starting to use their facility for horse riding campers. Even if you Are just looking for a place to lay over the easy access from interstate 68 And the sunset from the point is worth the stop. The Hosey's are in the Process of getting a web site, but in the meantime, give them a call 304-594-3505.

Submitted By: Bobbie & Carolyn Mills, Summerfield Farm

Peace Point Equestrian Center
We offer Trail Riding, stabling available, Bed and Breakfast. Facility Rental for Shows or other functions.
Yearly membership available or day rate. Almost 2800 acres of land, beautiful scenery.
Contact me if you need anymore information: We are 20 minutes from Wheeling ,WV or 35 miles South west of Pittsburgh,PA.

Betsy Tustin/Barn Manager
P.O. box D
Bethany,WV 26032
304-829-4800/ Office
304-829-4777/ Fax

Web Page: Peace Point Equestrian Center
E-mail: Ellen Fischer

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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

Web Page for Trail Rides in New England area
Trail Rides in New England states
Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Association
New England Horse and Trail
E-mail: Submitted by: Lois Crowley

Great Rides
Why travel half way around the world, when you can come to West Virginia and ride the Greenbrier River Trail, (rails to trails) one of the most enjoyable and beautiful rides you will ever experience. This is a six-day, vehicle supported, primitive camping, adventure.
Bring your favorite horse your sleeping bag, sleep in our two man tents and enjoy our hospitality. Let us feed you well from our chuck wagon and we will also feed your horse.
We have secure facilities for your horse at every location; we also have power at all locations, and running water as well, if you count the river at one location. We have a good time, and we want you to have one as well.
Check out our web site, and look at the pictures, then tell me it is not a beautiful place to ride.
Ben Spurlock
800-934-7674 (evening please)
Web page Great Rides

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