Guided Day Hikes with Appalachian Expeditions

Appalachian Expeditions Day Hikes

Keep your running legs active in the days leading up to the race and take in the beautiful West Virginia scenery. Take this opportunity to step away and enjoy the mountains, streams, and forests that make this part of WV so spectacular. Join Appalachian Expeditions (APEX) for a guided day hike! 

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or not, you will enjoy exploring Canaan Valley State Park on a 2-hour hike or Dolly Sods Wilderness Area on a 5-hour hike. Your guides, Libbey and Alex, are experienced outdoor educators who started APEX in Davis, WV with the intention of sharing this remarkable place with others. They are looking forward to sharing it with you!

Appalachian Expeditions Hiking in Canaan Valley

Nature Stroll in Canaan Valley State Park

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 10am – 12pm

This is a two-mile day hike on relatively easy terrain. We will walk through the scenic West Virginia woods and explore the forest environments. This is intended for people of all ages and ability levels. Join us as we talk about the different environments of this beautiful state park. 


  • $35 for Racers ($45 regular cost)
  • includes guide, snack, safety equipment

Open to all ages and abilities

  • We have limited space, so sign up now! 
Appalachian Expeditions is leading guided hikes in Dolly Sods Wilderness Area

Mountain Hike in Dolly Sods

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 10am – 3pm

This is a four-mile day hike of moderate difficulty. We expect it to take about 4-5 hours with lunch and breaks included. On this hike we can expect to see high alpine environments comparable to those in Southern Canada. With views of Red Creek Canyon and Canaan Valley, this hike is both scenic and rewarding.


    • With Lunch: $60 for Racers ($75 regular cost) 
    • No Lunch: $50 for Racers ($65 regular cost)
    • includes guide, snack, safety equipment 

Open to all ages, although this would be a challenging hike for an inexperienced child!

  • We have limited space, so sign up now! 

General Information about Hikes

To be prepared for the hike please wear appropriate hiking shoes (running shoes, hiking shoes, or light hiking boots work great), and dress for the weather: pants and long sleeve shirt for cooler days. In a small backpack please bring: a full water bottle, an extra warm layer, rain jacket, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring any medications (inhalers, epi-pens, etc.) you may need. We will provide additional snacks, water, safety equipment, and our local knowledge! We look forward to seeing you!

Sign up and pay on our website at We are currently in the process of updating our paperwork, but we will ask you to sign a waiver before the hike. To go directly to payment, click here

Additional Activities and Things to Do

If your are looking for additional activities make sure you check out our Calendar of Events page as well as our Things to Do page.