Saturday we did the “Walk Between the Parks” which is an 8+ mile hike between Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan Valley State Park.
It’s not advertised well enough, so you should look into it yourself. There are two more over the summer, and one October 1st, that I think we may do ourselves. They drive you from one park to the other, and provide a picnic lunch halfway
We’d been keeping an eye on the weather all week, and the forecast not only remained suspect, but it rained every day prior to Saturday.
But we were GOING to do this hike, rain or not, so we went down the night before, and packed for rain and mud.
Mud and water we go, rain, we did NOT. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful hike.
There were 28 of us, and two guides–one to lead and one at the back of the line, to look for stragglers and anyone in need (other than blisters, there were no problems).
The hike is supposedly 8 miles, by my GPS said 9.0 (and my cell phone GPS said 9.3) but we did avoid a super muddy area, which may well have added an extra mile.
Location: Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley State Park, and Canaan Mountain Backcountry
Trails: Davis, Plantation, Fire Trail #6 (Allegheny Trail), Allegheny Trail, Middle Grade Trails
Distance: 9.0 miles
Elevation: 3135- 3694 feet
No pictures, because as nice as a hike as it was, there weren’t breath-taking views. Just the beauty of being in the wilderness.