Cross Country Skiing — Snake Hill WMA

Skier in green on trail

Description

The Snake Hill WMA includes over 12 miles of trails/roads. The terrain is mostly flat beginner level skiing with some connector trials warranting an intermediate  to advanced rating. The “Big Field” provides 30 acres of great beginner skiing with rolling terrain that allows skiing with minimal snow and holds snow well. The area has been logged recently and there is a new gas pipeline swath. Over time, these will likely become good ski trails. This area gets a lot more snow than in town and holds snow longer as well. There are a number of local residents who ski at Snake Hill, provide tracks for the rest of us and have been doing basic trail maintenance. No facilities. Check out this very informative trail description and Area Map.

Directions from Morgantown

Pierpont exit off Rt 68. Go 2.2 miles on Pierpont rd (toward Cheat Lake). Take a right onto Tyrone Rd and go 1.3 miles to Snake Hill Rd (on left). Go 3 miles to WMA parking area (on left).

Travel Time:

1/2 hour

Activities:

Hiking, Cross Country Skiing

Address:

WV DNR Wildlife Section, 2311 Ohio Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Phone/Email:

304-420-4550

Web resources:

www.wvexp.com/index.php/Snake_Hill_Wildlife_Management_Area

ORC Resources:

Brochure

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