Canaan Backcountry Overnight Loop

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Canaan Backcountry Overnight Loop is a 18.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a river. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

18.2 miles Loop

dogs on leash


mountain biking


cross country skiing




bridge out


over grown



Great back country ski, bike and hike. Periods of heavy use, but more likely to avoid all people most of the time. Remote.

mountain biking
2 months ago

We did it on bikes and picnicked at the shelter about half way.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Not at all an easy mountain bike trail, but worth it for the scenery. We did not see anybody else. It took most of the day Thursday.

5 years ago

This is a great trail for going out for a night or two. Some guides have it broke down for three nights, but you can pull it off in two easily or even one. Great shelter along a stream is a highlight and a great place to stay. Beautiful plant life in the summer and plenty of water sources. Trail can be misleading.