On The Rail Trail


Made-Local Storefronts


Puppers Welcome Here

Fayette County Small-Town Vibes

Met With The Drive And Resources of A Growing And Diverse City

You’re Going to Love Oak Hill, WV

Oak Hill has maintained an Appalachian small-town feel since the city’s incorporation in 1903. Located in Fayette County and perched on a plateau almost 2000 feet above sea level, our city overlooks the newly designated New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

Being neighbors with America’s 63rd National Park, Oak Hill offers multiple tourism and recreation opportunities such as whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, climbing, and scenic drives. Our city fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship, as is made evident by our numerous locally-owned restaurants, professional services, retail shops, and fitness businesses. 

Options & Activities

There are so many things to enjoy about our beautiful and growing community! Whether you like outdoor adventures like hiking, rock climbing, and biking, or exploring locally-owned shops and restaurants, you’re going to have a fun time in Oak Hill!


Collins Park

Disc Golf, Obstacle Course, and a Playground!

The Collins Park Disc Golf & Obstacle Course offers a 9-hole disc golf course. This park also features a fun wooden playground.


Doc Hamilton Dog Park

For both small and large dogs, featuring a K9 Memorial

With separate fenced areas for both small and large dogs, the Doc Hamilton Dog Park & K-9 Memorial provides a safe place for your fur babies to play.


Needleseye Park

Packed with natural rock features, including a nearly 2-mile long rock wall

Needleseye Park is a 300 Acre climbing, bouldering, hiking, and biking park.



Pin Heads

Bowling + craft beer with a pet-friendly patio and more!

Our own beacon of fun, Pinheads of New River Gorge, has 12 synthetic bowling lanes, great food, a pet-friendly outdoor patio featuring darts and cornhole, as well as the largest craft beer selection in Southern West Virginia!


Russell E. Mathews Park

Honoring WV's First African-American Mine Inspector

Russell E. Mathews Park, in the historic community of Harlem Heights, is named after the first African-American mine inspector in West Virginia and the first African-American to serve on the Oak Hill City Council. It is one of Fayette County’s stops on the National Park Service African-American Heritage audio tour. It offers a pavilion, children’s playground, basketball court, and a one-mile paved walking trail. For more information about Russell E. Mathews Park, click here.


The White Oak Rail Trail

A 7.9-mile City-Spanning Trail that's wheelchair accessible!

The White Oak Rail Trail is a 7.9-mile paved trail for walking, biking, and in-line skating and is wheelchair accessible. Along the trail, you will find the White Oak Railroad Depot that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For Every Season Of Life

In the fall, our city enjoys a multitude of colors presented by various species of oak, maple, locust, and dogwood, as well as a variety of other trees. Experience the hospitality of our community by attending our Oak Leaf Festival or Bears and Brews, our beer and wine tasting festival. For these fun festivals, Main Street in Downtown Oak Hill is closed to vehicles for a day of music, food, vendors, and celebrating what makes each event so special and unique. In addition, Destination: Downtown Oak Hill coordinates a Halloween decorating contest for residents and businesses and a pumpkin carving contest featured at the Historic Lewis House on Main Street. Afterward, the Historic Lewis House transforms into a “Pumpkin House” of glowing pumpkins for an entire week. 

In the winter, our city is decorated for the holiday season, and local civic organizations coordinate holiday events for the community. During this time, you’ll see businesses compete for the best storefront design while residents compete for the best-decorated homes. Spring in Oak Hill features the celebration of Earth Day and the blooming of all of the trees and flowers in the city! In the summer, our city hosts the White Oak Rail Trail Expo, a weekly farmers market with movie nights and concerts at the Lively Family Amphitheater. All year long, ACE Adventure Resort hosts a variety of events such as Nightmare on the Gorge, Gritty Chick Mud Run, New River Gorgeous Trail Race, Mountain Music Festival, and Rim to River, a 100-mile trail race.

Take A Trip To Oak Hill

We can try to describe the warmness and feeling of belonging you’ll feel in Oak Hill, but honestly, you just have to feel it yourself. Year-round, we schedule exciting events, giving you even more incentive to plan a trip to Oak Hill.