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West Virginia Trails

West Virginia, located in the eastern U.S., is heavily forested and dominated by the Appalachian Mountains — the most significant range being the Allegheny Mountains that stretch from southern West Virginia into Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The 2,184-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail runs through part of West Virginia. Generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the AT, this marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extends between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.

The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking West Virginia.