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Five reasons West Virginia is an ultimate winter hiking destination


FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — While West Virginia has gained worldwide fame as a destination for hiking, some hikers say winter is one of the best times to hike it, whether or not there's snow on the ground.

With its most popular trails free of crowds, hikers can enjoy solitude in winter and witness an environment far different than when the trees are in leaf.

"It's an eye-opening experience," says Levi Moore, an outdoor recreation proponent who's become a dedicated winter hiker. "The environment in winter is completely different."

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