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60* and sunny in January. Couldn't pass up the opportunity to check out a new trail. Took my 12 y/o Westie (who's never been hiking) and she slowed me down a bit sniffing every darn tree. But otherwise it was a smooth pace to the top and back. Trail was well marked with double yellow dashes the entire way, conditions were dry and the trail maintenance is top notch. Wolf Gap Recreation area had plenty of parking (again - this is January). Parking is across the street from the trail. The recreation area has public restrooms. It was not until the very end that I saw 2 other hikers. Otherwise, we were totally alone on the trail. So "heavily trafficked" is dependent upon the season. AllTrails has this listed as a 3.1 mile ~900ft gain out-n-back. **NOTE** That distance is only to the area labeled "VIEW" on the GWNF map seen at the trailhead. The trail actually continues for another mile! Now, that extra mile is super easy, flat soft mossy and goes steady along the ridge. Plenty of great camping spots in that mile with stone fire pits already constructed. So, if you begin at the Wolf Gap Recreation Area and follow Tibbet Knob Trail until it stops at Judge Rye Road, the distance is 2.5 miles and elevation gain of 1,300ft. Out-n-back was 5 miles. We did the whole thing and it took us 3 hours with regular water breaks. The scramble was (in my opinion) not a big challenge. I had to carry the dog through it though. She's agile but just too small and tired to leap like that. Don't let the "scramble" dissuade you from this trail. It's a great beginners scramble experience because you're not near an edge or clif, there wasn't much loose rock (January), and it's short - like .2 miles. Overall the views were nice and many to choose from, but more breathtaking views exist on trails nearby. This is a trail I'd choose for an easy/moderate physicality. It will be a little challenge for some beginners, and easy for the physically active. I wouldn't do it in the hot summer months because it seems it would be crowded, and there's not a lot of true shade for most of the hike. With that many prime camping spots I may just come back to spend the night!

wandern
ausgewaschen
schlammig
überflutet
12 days ago

We drove here from wheeling. The first gps map took us an HOUR out of the way and wrong way, never will use google maps again! Then we used a different app and got there shortly. The trail to get to table rock was flooded with rushing water and was washed out- so unfortunately we couldn’t cross. We did decide to walk to lindy point overlook instead and it was pretty awesome! We plan to visit again with a better vehicle as it looks like a fun place to do a little off roading. I did like this place more then Coopers rock.

wandern
schlammig
scrambling
steinig
13 days ago

Great challenging hike. Lots of technical stretches over rocks, including some with steep drop offs around the southern point of the mountain. Areas closer to the trailheads are quite wet (we hiked in the midst of a snow melt). If water is high you should plan to get wet crossing the Stonecoal, which you will do numerous times. Just north of the Breathed Mountain-Red Creek junction is an easy side trail down to the creek which has a great series of waterfalls and rapids if the water is high. Many cool small waterfalls along Red Creek. Easy to lose the trail in places

wandern
15 days ago

Great trail. Not the most scenic but quite enjoyable on a rare 70 degree day in January. Some trees down but climbing over and through them brought the kid out of me. Saw a few gorgeous deer. The overlook was a nice relaxing place to rest a few. I see many complaints about it but in mid Winter it had a great view.

schlammig
steinig
23 days ago

definitely go in through Canaan Heights.

wandern
25 days ago

Awesome park just 7 miles from Charleston.

Amazing hike! We went over 2 days in late December when it was unusually warm. Made the mistake of taking the Dobbin trail at the beginning, very boggy and wet. BAD IDEA. Other than that Lions head is very hard to find, we left our packs on the rocky ridge trail and climbed up hill through the boulders until we got there. Overall absolutely incredible area unlike anything you’ll see on the east coast!

Found this trail to be quite easy. The incline is about 5.6 miles, but is a very gentle climb. The first 2 or so miles can be very muddy and slick, but still a good hike. The area around the observation tower, including the trail, have been redone with new lookouts and benches.

überwachsen
28 days ago

thank goodness for bike trail markings, otherwise we might not know where we were going. not for the inexperienced, due to the lack of markings for hikers and needs a little maintenance. but we enjoyed ourselves

wandern
schlammig
steinig
30 days ago

Great hike on the AT. This is a good day-trip section hike. Starting at Keys Gap makes Harpers Ferry, 6 miles north, a good destination for a meal (breakfast, in this case). There are some pretty rocky parts. Going Keys Gap and back will put the steepest grades uphill on the second half of your hike, but none of them are too bad. The views from the 340 bridge are great, but wish there wasn’t traffic in the background sounding like a fleet of tie fighters on the grooved asphalt.

wandern
steinig
1 month ago

Always a awesome place to come camp. I would advise anyone with a desire to get outdoors and camp come see this place

Nice trail. Done as a point to point from Gathland to Weverton Cliffs.

Nice trail with gentle ascends and a good view from the Buzzard Knob. The trail is wide and generally well-tended except for a few fallen trees on it. This time of year leafless trees give you the opportunity to peek on both sides of the mountain - to Virginia and West Virginia. The shelter is nice for lunch.

Did this section of the trail as part of a larger backpacking trip in October. Easily one of my favorite trails. Beautiful views and the silence on top of the ridge is amazing!

This is a well kept trail with many things to do along the way. It was nice to visit it today after moving away years ago.

Hiked part of the trail with my German shepherd today. It was nice and cool out with not many people out. Saw a few hunters in the distance. It was really pretty with all the leaves on the ground.

There are a few wild flowers along this road. I have only walked maybe 10 miles on it from its starting point. This converted rail bed to walking/ bike path is an easy walk, but you are pinned in on both sides by private property. It's well used in the spring and in off season people allow their dogs to run free, they use that verbal lease yelling at the dog to come back, that was the annoyance. But to be far there is no one using it in the off season. I did not find this trail to be all that great, I guess it must get a hell of a lot better someplace else. I saw no access to the river unless I trespassed on private property.

wandern
steinig
2 months ago

just went out 1 mile with my dog and camped at camp festis. sweet spot. would have went further but didnt want to set up in the dark. easy grade until that part

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