With more than 20 miles for hiking on 9 different trails, the opportunities for exploration at Cacapon are nearly endless – and they are all within a stones-throw of Cacapon Resort State Park cabins. Hiking guides are available at the park office, and each trail features a different physical difficulty level, so there's a trail to suit everyone from the leisure walker to the dedicated hiker.
Boasting a trekking level that is rated as difficult, Ziler Trail is a 3.3-mile loop that is lightly trafficked and mostly used for hiking and horses. Dogs are allowed too, but they must be kept on a leash. The trail is available all year-round and can be completed in under three hours.
Rated as moderate, Ridge Trail is a lightly trafficked, two-mile loop that is available all year-round. The trail features a river and stunning views from the top of the ridge, and you might just stumble upon some of West Virginia's remarkable wildlife. Not to worry, though, this hike is safe for the whole family.
Rated as easy, Central Trail is an eight-mile hike that is perfect for all skill levels. The trail provides memorable lake-views and plenty of opportunities for birding – and it's near Cacapon Resort State Park Hotels.
Besides hiking, Cacapon offers a range of other activities that are ideal for the entire family. If your idea of unwinding includes fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, or just a simple picnic, you will find that as well.
Both the Cacapon reservoir and lake provide great fishing opportunities, including catfish, bass, bluegill, and trout.
Experience the trails on horseback with adept guides and trained horses that will take you from the base camp near Cacapon Resort State Park cabins to the top of the ridge and back. Bring plenty of water as the trek can be arduous.
Rent a kayak, paddleboat, or row-boat from the docks bordering Cacapon Lake, and enjoy the beach with the whole family. This is an ideal option for a sunny day.
Rent a shelter for an afternoon at the designated picnic area near the main gazebo adjacent to Cacapon Lake, barbecue, and relax.