Trip Planning Resources

Regional Recreation Areas | Hiking | Mountain Biking | Rock Climbing | Whitewater Paddling | Equipment Purchase

The resources below are provided to assist you in planning your own adventures around the Beckley Region. Know Before You Go! The adventure recreation activities in the region range from beginner requiring limited skills to advanced. Make sure you have the skills needed to navigate the trails, rivers and rocks before you go. Skill classes and guided outings are available through Tech Adventures and many local outfitters for those new to adventure sports such as paddling, mountain biking and rock climbing. Use and visit the resources below at your own risk.

Disclaimer: The following list is a resource to get you started on your own adventures. WVU Tech does not endorse any business or organization included in this list.

Regional Recreation Areas

WV State Park and Forest Map
New River Gorge National Rive
Gauley River National Recreation Area
Bluestone National Scenic River
Monongahela National Forest
Little Beaver State Park (Camping, Trails, Fishing)
Lake Stephens, Raleigh County Parks and Recreation (Camping, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Trails)
Plum Orchard Lake and Wildlife Refuge (Camping, Boating, Hunting, Fishing – NO Swimming)
Pipestem State Park
Bluestone State Park
Hawk’s Nest State Park
Babcock State Park
Twin Falls State Park
Camp Creek State Park
Watoga State Park
Calvin Price State Forest
Kanawha State Forest
Greenbrier State Forest


West Virginia Trails Atlas
New River Gorge National River – Hiking Trails
Little Beaver State Park Trail Map
Babcock State Park Trail Map”:
Trails in WV on
Book: Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide
Watoga State Park Trail Map

Mountain Biking

New River Gorge National River – Biking Trails
SingleTracks Arrowhead Trail Site
New River Bicycle Union – Regional Mountain Bike Trail Advocacy Group
Water Stone Mountain Biking Recommendations
Ride N Slide Sports (Sales, Repair, Instruction) – Beckley
Marathon Bicycle Company (Sales, Guided Trips, Repair) – Fayetteville
New River Bikes (Sales, Guided Trips, Repair) – Fayetteville
Arrowhead Bike Farm (Sales, Rentals, Repair) – Fayetteville

Rock Climbing

New River Gorge National River – Rock Climbing
The Mountain Project – Regional Climbing Routes
New River Gorge
Meadow River Gorge
Summerville Reservoir
Hawk’s Nest
New River Mountain Guides
Outside In Climbing Gym – Indoor Climbing Wall, Harper Road Beckley, WV

Whitewater Paddling

American Whitewater – West Virginia Rivers
West Virginia Wildwater Association
ACE Adventure Resort
Adventures On the Gorge
River Expeditions
Book: A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia


Winterplace Ski Resort – Ghent, WV
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Silver Creek Resort
Elk River Touring Center (XC Skiing) – Slatyfork, WV

Equipment Purchase

Dunham’s Sports
4301 Robert C. Byrd Dr. Beckley, WV 25801

Dick’s Sporting Goods
Crossroads Mall, 5475 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Unit 6, Mt. Hope, WV 25880 US

Water Stone Outdoors
101 East Wiseman Avenue, Fayetteville, WV. 25840

ACE Adventure Gear
851 Fayette Station Road, Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 574-1900

Ride N Slide Sports
403 2nd St, Beckley, WV 25801
(304) 253-5202

Marathon Bicycle Company
104 East Maple Avenue Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 574-2337

New River Bikes
221 N.Court St. Fayetteville, West Virginia, 25840 USA
(304) 574 2453

Arrowhead Bike Farm
8263 Gatewood Rd., Fayetteville, WV 25840