Sharp Middle School Hiking Trail
The trail at Philip Sharp Middle School is yet another excellent trail in Pendleton County. The trail is just to the right of the school via a gravel lane that branches off and will lead you to the trailhead at the edge of the woods. It is open year-round during daylight hours.
The path itself is grassy, but the base of it is gravel, so even after heavy rains, this trail is not typically muddy. The length of the trail is mostly shaded apart from a clearing that was once a butterfly garden. While it has not been tended for several years, there are still some beautiful flowers that bloom there. There is a large variety of trees in the forest, ranging from massive oaks and maples to stands of spindly pawpaw trees and everything in between.