Cathedral State Park
Cathedral State Park is one of the last living commemorations of the vast virgin hemlock forest that once flourished in the Appalachian highlands. Trees up to 90 feet in height and 21 feet in circumference form cloisters in the park. Throughout the woods, eastern hemlock is the dominant species. Over 170 species of vascular flora have been catalogued, including nine species of fern, three species of club moss, over 30 tree species (17 broadleaf) and over fifty species of wildflowers. Cathedral State Park consists of 133 acres, located on Route 50, in Preston County in Northeastern, West Virginia. The region is hilly to mountainous, but the park is located on rather gently sloping ground with an elevation varying from 2,460 to 2,620 feet.