At Over 300 Years Old, Some Of The Oldest Trees In West Virginia Are Found In Chestnut Ridge Park


West Virginia is a mountainous state, and a forested one. In fact, according to some reports, West Virginia is the third most forested state in the nation! However, much of the old-growth forest in West Virginia has been logged, making it harder than you might expect to find a stand of virgin forest. There are a few left, though, including a forest of virgin hemlock trees on the edge of Chestnut Ridge Park near Coopers Rock State Forest.

To double-check trail directions and current conditions for the Virgin Hemlock Trail outside of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, visit AllTrails. Make a getaway of it by camping in the year-round campground that’s also located in Chestnut Ridge Park!

Address: Hemlock Trail, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525, USA


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