Cross Country Skiing:

Snake Hill WMA


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.


Snake Hill is located in northern WV, just to the east of Morgantown.  There are two main parking/trailhead locations.  Google directions below are to the larger parking lot closer to the "Big Field".   


Hiking, Cross Country Skiing


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



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