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West Virginia - Babcock State Park

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sharon Jones. 

The first 5 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale. It is a moderate hike, well-marked with an elevation gain of less than 1,000 feet. Novice hikers welcome!

Island in The Sky Trail connecting with the Wilderness Trail to the Triple Creek Trail and back

Date: June 16, 2018
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking area near the park headquarters and gift shop at 7:45 AM. Hike will start at 8:00 AM.
Time: 8:00 AM
Distance: Approximately 6 Miles Combined
Elevation Gain: 16 Feet on the Island in the Sky Trail and 181 Feet on the Triple Creek Trail

Location: Babcock State Park 486 Babcock Rd, Clifftop, WV 25831https://wvstateparks.com/park/babcock-state-park/
https://wvstateparks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/BabcockStatePark_brochure_map-2.pdf

Dogs: Yes – must be on a leash
Permits / Passes: N/A

Track: We’ll start out with Island in the Sky Trail (.5 miles with a 16 ft elevation gain). https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/west-virginia/island-in-the-sky-trail This will meet up with the Wilderness Trail (1.5 miles mostly level) which connects with Triple Creek Trail (1 mile with a 181 ft climb and 3 creek crossings). https://www.trailforks.com/trails/triple-creek-trail/

http://www.wvcommerce.org/app_media/assets/pdf/stateparks/maps/babcock.pdf

Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, 2 - 3 L of water, and your 10 essentials. Since there are stream crossings, be sure to wear waterproof shoes or boots. You may want to bring an extra pair of socks and/or shoes for your ride home post hike.

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Earlier Event: June 16
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Later Event: June 16
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