Running, Walking & Hiking

Running, Walking and Hiking Trails

The Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau website offers a wonderful guide to Putnam County trails at Click on “Things to Explore.” Trail maps are also available on the All
Trails App or at

  • Esther Norman Hiking Trail: The Esther and Norman Walter Memorial Nature Trail is a one-mile trail located on Red House Hill.
  • Hometown Park: This little park is nestled between WV 62 and the Kanawha River.
  • Mary Ingles Trail: This is a 11.3-mile lightly trafficked out-and-back trail located near Winfield, WV that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best enjoyed from March until November.
  • Bear Wood Fairy Door trail: Bear Wood Fairy Door trail is an exciting adventure spotting tons of unique, hand crafted and painted fairy doors! Children are sure to love finding the doors along this trail.
  • Valley Park: Located in the heart of Teays Valley, Valley Park is home to Waves of Fun waterpark, the Valley Park Conference Center, an all-inclusive playground, miles of walking trails, and much more.
  • Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area: This wildlife area i located in Hometown WV.
  • Eleanor Park and Fairgrounds
  • Meeks Mountain Trail: Explore a newly developed trail system great for hiking, trail running, and mountain bikers. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced adverturers welcome. The trailhead is located at Hurricane City Park behind the Caboose Museum.

Running, Walking and Hiking Groups and Activities