Best Trails in Monongahela National Forest

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on North Fork Mountain Trail
18 days ago

backpacking

We were lucky enough to get some trail magic (in the form of a water refill). Not a lot of water up there, but the beauty of the ridge makes up for it!

on Table Rock
23 days ago

hiking

Great Hike and especially beautiful view at Table Rock. Easy so it makes it nice to bring someone who isn't all that into hiking. Be careful though, I have come across good size rattlesnakes at Table Rock and almost stepped on one in a crack.

on Canyon Rim Trail
1 month ago

hiking

If you are coming down Forest Road 717, look for a sign that says Allegheny Trail. Someone has helpfully carved Canyon Rim underneath it, but it's hard to see from the road. Nice hike, elevation changes were not too difficult. We did encounter two rattlesnakes sunning on the trail. One stopped us from completing the trail.

on Bear Heaven Campground
1 month ago

camping

Amazing! Been camping here for 30 years. my home away from home

on Allegheny Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Completed 5 of 13 miles (fm FR112 to Tom Lick Trail). MUDDY! Super slick. Would recommend avoiding for a while.

on High Meadows / Lumberjack...
1 month ago

hiking

Attempted to hike. Nothing but mud. Would avoid hiking for a while.

on Seneca Creek Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Hiked this 4th of July weekend. Water was cold and running high. Still passable, though. Another couple of days of rain and it may not be. Start off early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

on North - South
2 months ago

backpacking

Awesome trail. The northern end near the Cranberry campground was in great shape last time I was there, July of 2015. This can be a backbone for a lot of great loops.

on Spruce Knob Lake
2 months ago

I took my kayak to Spruce Knob Lake a few weeks ago. This is a great place for beginners to practice their paddling/maneuvering skills. The day I went, it was a little chilly with some light rain. The water was calm, but there were still plenty of individuals fishing and kayaking. There's an easy area where you can load/unload your kayak as well as easily guide your kayak to and from the loading area.

on North Fork Mountain Trail
2 months ago

Beautiful vistas and really great camp sites! No water makes things a bit more difficult. A really great hike!

on Red Creek Trail
2 months ago

backpacking

It's an ideal outing when the weather cooperates.

on Glady to High Falls on Sh...
3 months ago

hiking

Great, highly recommend hiking in to camp, then spend a day on the falls swimming. moderate hike in switchbacking up a the classic west virginia landscape.

on Blackbird Knob Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Nice trail at Dolly Sods

on Big Beechy Trail
4 months ago

hiking

Miss covers everything. Red spruce dominate forest. When the sun is coming in from the West it is almost like walking into a candle lit cathedral.

on Allegheny Trail
6 months ago

hiking

September 19,2015, Allegheny Trail (701) Trail Head near Bowden, WV. I completed a short solo hike, east of Rt. 33. I hiked an hour in and made a turn around back out the same track. Great views of the creek below the trail.

on High Falls
6 months ago

on Backbone Mountain
8 months ago

It was a nice experience

on Backbone Mountain
8 months ago

cross country skiing