Welcome to the National Wildlife Refuge Trails! Whether you are looking for an easy trail to hike on a spring weekend or a challenging adventure for a vacation, these pages will help you identify refuge trails that match your interests.
Find a Refuge Trail: Click on a state on the map to locate refuges with trails. Click on a refuge name to find a description of each trail, including length, surface, grade, GPS location and special features. Refuge trails may also be designated as National Recreation, Scenic or Historic Trails. Contact individual refuges with questions about particular trails.Featured Refuge Trails CVNWR Trail Map
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Plants & Animals
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Vistas & Seasons
2015 Photo Contest
The Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Friends of the 500th Photo Contest began in 2009 to encourage appreciation of our unique valley and its flora and fauna. Many entries are donated for sale at the Friends Bookstore. Share the beauty of Canaan Valley!
The 2015 Photo Contest is now underway.
This professionally rendered calendar includes twelve suitable-for-framing photographs of the Canaan Valley area and a phenology of the region. Photographs are selected from previous CVNWR Photo Contest entries and from submissions by local professionals. The 2017 Calendar will soon be available at the F500th BookStore and other local outlets.
Timberdoodle is the bimonthly member newsletter of the Friends of the 500th. It’s packed with Refuge news, biology and trail updates, a calendar of events, and feature articles on birds, local cultural history and natural treasures.View the Archive
USFWS Northeast Region Flickr Site
See thousands of photos from refuges and events around the nation. Wildlife photo sets include categories such as: aquatic species, birds, insects & arachnids, mammals, plants, reptiles & amphibians.CVNWR Photos FWS Northeast Photos
US Fish & Wildlife Service “Field Notes”
The Fish and Wildlife Service Field Notes has news articles about events happening on refuges around the nation. Use the drop down feature to search for keywords, states or regions to learn what’s happening in your area of interest. Check them out and stay tuned!
US Geological Survey
Real-Time and Historical stream flows are available for the Canaan Valley area.
US Forest Service
Current air quality and weather conditions are always available via the US Forest Service’s webcam.
National Wildlife Refuge Association
The NWRA’s Friends program provides refuge Friends groups across the Nation with tools, training, and resources to make an even greater difference for refuges and wildlife conservation. They also provide invaluable networking opportunities allowing Friends to connect across the country and share advice and information.