Settled before the American Revolution, Pocahontas County, West Virginia is a wooded outdoor paradise that provides the headwaters for eight rivers, including the Elk, Gauley, and Greenbrier. One of the highest counties in the eastern U.S., it offers visitors world-class skiing and snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, golf and more. The Snowshoe Highlands is home to a Silver Level International Mountain Bike Association Ride Center™. This designation recognizes the variety of quality rides as well as the adventures available off trail.
Residents of Pocahontas County appreciate the natural beauty and the strong sense of privacy the mountains and woods provide, along with our historically low property taxes. The towns of Marlinton, Durbin, and Hillsboro are still the kinds of places where neighbors stop and talk, and parents are comfortable allowing their children to explore the world around them.
- Roadkill Cookoff
- Snowshoe Resort – skiing in the winter and summer offers top course in the world for Mountain biking at Snowshoe including the Mountain Bike World Cup Championships
- Cass Scenic Railroad
- Green Bank Observatory
- State and National Forest with all camping including Watoga State Park