Wild, Wonderful Lost River Valley, WV

A project of Friends of Lost River Valley

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yogabarnLost River Yoga

Address:  6981 State Route 259, Lost River, WV
Phone: (304) 897-6788
Website: www.lostriveryoga.com

When you walk through the doors of Lost River Yoga, you will make new friends, learn to practice safe yoga poses, and experience the spiritual aspects of yoga philosophy. You will have fun in the process and leave with a stronger, more flexible body and a calmer and more peaceful mind. Find out why so many people are 

exploring this ancient tradition of exercising the body and the mind.  

RawTalentRanchRaw Talent Ranch

Address: Lost River, WV
Website: www.rawtalentranch.com

 Raw Talent Ranch is a place for cyclists to connect with the pure and expansive idylic roads of Hardy County, West Virginia.  Whether you’re just discovering the rich rewards the bike brings or you are a racer looking to fine tune  form and test your limits RTR offers a challenge set against a backdrop to remember and inspire.  Riders are housed at the Lost River Barn, a renovated barn with all the amenities that is ideal for staging and even better for recovering and relaxing after a big day in the saddle.  This is our fifth year  hosting team training camps and we have been lucky to see some of the top men and woman in the country experience what Lost River has to offer.  Be

autiful  valleys, sprawling mountaintop meadows, fire roads through the George Washington National Forest and lots of uncluttered and changing scenery is in abundance.  There are multiple ride options and each route is it’s own character and adventure.

Trout PondTrout Pond Recreation Area

Address: Lost River, WV
Phone: (540) 984-4101
Website: www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=73999&actid=29

Trout Pond Recreation Area boasts two beautiful lakes: Rock Cliff Lake and Trout Pond. Relax on a sandy mountain beach or fish for stocked trout while kids splash in the cool waters of Rock Cliff Lake. Trout Pond, home to native Brook trout, is the only natural lake in West Virginia. A designated swimming area, easy lakeside trails, and a children’s playground make this a perfect family destination.

LostRiverStateParkLost River State Park

Address: 321 Park Drive, Mathias WV
Phone: (304) 897-5372
Website: www.lostriversp.com

Nestled in the wooded mountains of Hardy County, Lost River State Park encompasses 3,712 acres creating a vacation getaway.

Enjoy an invigorating hike to “Cranny Crow” with its commanding views of the surrounding ridges, stroll around park headquarters or enjoy a book on a park bench under the massive branches of an ancient pine. All of this creates an atmosphere of peacefulness and serenity for visitors to Lost River State Park.

Lost River cabins are open year-round and a perfect setting for winter retreats, getaways, and family and friend reunions.

TrailRide3Hidden Trail Stables

Address: 6849 Dove Hollow Rd., Mathias, WV  26812
Phone:(304) 897-6352
Website: www.hiddentrailsstableswv.com

Tired of the busy city life?  Too much traffic and not enough space?  Need a break?  Maybe some quiet time with a little fun?  How about a retreat to the scenic mountains of West Virginia?  And while you’re at it, stop in and see us at Hidden Trails Stables for a relaxing, beautiful guided trail ride.  Located inside of Lost River State Park and have trail rides that range from a pony ride, for the youngsters, to a 2-hour ride, for the true adventurer.    First timer?  No need to worry.  Most of our riders are first-timers and we are proud to say that almost all return with a smile.  Have children?  No problem.  We take children 7 and older out on the trails with us and for those younger who are just itchin’ to get in the saddle, we take them on a “hand-held” ride on a trail right near the barn.

Day Trips from Lost River, WV

Bryce Mountain Ski Resort – Bayse-Bryce Mountain, VA (55 mins away)

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad – Romney, WV (60 mins away)

Trough General Store Kayak and Canoe Rentals – Romney, WV (60 mins away)

Valley Ballooning  – Edinburg, VA (60 mins away)

Just Plane Adventures -Medley, WV (70 mins away)

Dolly Sods Wilderness – Dry Fork, WV (75 mins away)

Smoke Hole Caverns – Cabins, WV (75 mins away)

Spruce Knob – Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area – Western, WV (75 mins away)

Blackwater Falls – Davis, WV (85 mins away)

Ariel Adventure Park at Harper’s Ferry  -Harper’s Ferry, VA (110 mins away)

Canaan Valley Ski Resort State Park – Davis, WV (110 mins away)

3 comments on “PLAY

  1. Anonymous
    10/30/2013

    Smoke Hole Caverns is only 50 minutes from Lost River and can easily absorb your day with their new gift shop! A must see. 26,000 square feet, log building AWESOME!!

  2. steve simonton
    09/15/2014

    Do you host cycling clubs and or goups of cyclists of a much more “casual” nature? Racing is long past us, but we do ride a lot. Being West Virginians, we’re used to lots of climbing.

    • paulyandura
      09/15/2014

      Hi Steve:
      Raw Talent Ranch actually sponsors lots of cyclist clubs. They have a large barn that can house big groups and they are avid cyclists and know all of the best local roads for cycling. You can find them at http://www.lostriverbarn.com or you can contact the owner Jay Moglia at mogliajay@yahoo.com

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