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Lukas Klotzsche reviewed Tea Creek Mountain-North Fork Loop
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Lukas Klotzsche reviewed Tea Creek Mountain-North Fork Loop
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grownRockyWashed out

This “trail” was good at first. Steep incline to start, no real view but decent, and the trail was well marked until we got to the back part of the loop. Overgrown, muddy, and rocky at times. After the main descent, it became more difficult to stay on course; the All Trails map and the trail markers do not match. We followed the blue diamond markers, but the app showed us nowhere on any trail - in fact, we were moving away from the route. Eventually, we decided to bushwhack down 150 meters to try to find the trail again. For experienced hikers, this was a frustrating experience.

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Lauren Chambers reviewed Tea Creek Loop
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Very muddy in places

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I did this 12-mile loop as a day hike. It’s a dark, wet, and often overgrown trail. There is one overlook you can reach by crossing the road just before the beginning of the Tea Creek Meadow Trail. If you want to give it a go, I would definitely recommend some waterproof boots, as you’ll have 3 river crossings and some pretty deep mud in some places.

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D Wags reviewed North-South Loop Trail
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Rhoda Dindrahn reviewed North-South Loop Trail
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Chris Maples reviewed North-South Loop Trail
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This is a beautiful hike! It's actually 3 trails, Tea Creek Mountain to Right Fork to Tea Creek. The signs are clear and you stick to the blue triangle markers. You go through a mix of conifer and deciduous forests, enjoying beaver dams and great creek views. I enjoyed this trip with my two sons. We didn't bring any water, relying on the plentiful sources once you hit Right Fork and our purifiers. We completed the first 7.7 miles the first day; camping at the confluence of the Right Fork and Tea Creek (Forks of the Tea). There is a dry shelter, rock fire ring, and a great swimming hole. From there it's an easy hike back to Tea Creek Campground. Good things to know: You can park on the side of the road as long as you leave a note about your activity and don't block the gate or bridge into the campground. Right Fork and Tea Creek follow old logging rail beds so they are at times very rocky. Many springs flow in these mountains making it very muddy in places.

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lucas ingram reviewed North-South Loop Trail
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Did this trail in reverse and there is lots of blown down trees you have to cross a creek a few times and you will most likely get wet. I recommend more experienced hikers considering the trail is very over grown on the south side. The camp cites are awesome and most on the middle fork trail are on a creek. Great trail if you like a challenge and have a gps.

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Ben Lloyd reviewed North-South Loop Trail
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We loved this trail in the late spring because of how otherworldly green everything was! So many types of beautiful mosses cloak much of the higher altitudes along with pure stands of red spruce. Walking along the Middle Fork trail east to west was fun because you get to watch the creek grow from its headwaters into a powerful creek! There are three creek crossings and plenty of West Virginia wetness, so bringing a pair of sandals to change into at camp is recommended because your feet will likely get wet. There is a killer campsite that would fit probably 1-4 people at the first sharp bend on the east side of the Middle Fork trail. As others have said, a map and a compass or a GPS is pretty necessary here to get around. Enjoy the wilderness!

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Christine Hedges reviewed Tea Creek Mountain-North Fork Loop
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Did not do whole loop. Started at Tea Creek Mountain trailhead and ended at Tea creek campground where we had set up shuttle. Saw lots of trillium - red, painted and pinki. Heard black throat blue warblers and heard and saw a black throated green. Heard lots of oven birds

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Hiked this down to Hell for Certain falls (7.1 miles in) and back out. Hike in is all down hill, easy walk. There are a several downed trees on the trail but nothing that isn’t pretty easily navigated. Nice hike and Middle Fork falls and Hell for Certain falls are both well worth it.

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HikingBlowdownSnow

Great hike. I hiked it counter clockwise I got a little off-track at the Forks area ended up getting on a high trail which kind of goes over to the North face area but is not on the map in the chart but it’s on the maps there in the park. To rectify the situation I just went straight down the side of the hill and caught the other trail down by Tea creak

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Chris Gilgenast reviewed Tea Creek Mountain-North Fork Loop
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Great trail! Definitely hiking this one again. Lots of great stuff to see from the beautiful Trilliums, beaver damns, spruce forest, and creeks. But my absolute favorite was Red Creek. There was some blowdown and some mud but nothing difficult to maneuver past. There is a few creek crossings. Wouldn’t go if water is high. Overall I highly recommended this hike. (Tea Creek Mountain, Tea Creek Meadow, Tea Creek Connector, Right Fork Tea Creek And Tea Creek Trails.

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Jake Thornton reviewed Tea Creek Mountain-North Fork Loop
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I am not real sure what the intended loop for this trail is, but I hiked the tea creek mountain trail staying on the trail with the blue diamond markers the entire time and it was a 15 mile loop. Beautiful hike. Diverse vegetation. Beaver dams. Beautiful streams. Lots of blown down trees blocking the trails.

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