Hawks Nest Rail-Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails


The Hawks Nest Rail-Trail is located primarily within Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted. The trail is nearly 2 miles long and runs on the south side of Mill Creek, beginning near the nature center. The gravel and dirt surfaces are suitable for mountain biking and walking, and it has two trestles. You’ll also find a scenic waterfall and other paths in the park.

The park offers swimming, a tramway (fee required), small museums, nature center, picnic shelters and boating.

Trail Manager Contact

Town of Ansted

Post Office Box 798
19940 Midland Trail
Ansted, West Virginia



Hawks Nest State Park

Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points Hawks Nest Road and CR 60/2 (Ansted) to New River in Hawks Nest State Park
Counties Fayette
Trail Length 1.8 miles
Activities Hiking, Mountain Biking
Trail Surface Dirt, Gravel
Trail Link Profile TrailLink.com Profile
Parking and Trail Access

Hawks Nest State Park is on the Midland Trail National Scenic Byway (US 60), 1 hour east of Charleston, West Virginia, and 8 miles west of US 19.