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The 17,371 acre Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. It is located in Grant, Randolph and Tucker Counties, West Virginia. The Dolly Sods Wilderness contains much of the Red Creek drainage and contains bog and heath eco-types, more commonly typical to southern Canada. Elevations range from 2,500 to over 4,700 feet.

Loved it was a great day so many different eco areas bogs, open plains, spruce forrest, oak forrest, rock sprees,creek filled hollers.....two thumbs and a smile on my face.....

Be prepared to get your feet wet. Trails pretty much consist of walking somewhat dried up creek beds. Nov conditions this weekend, icy the first day, wet and muddy the next day. Wasn’t prepared to get knee deep in mud! Trails were not well marked until they intersected, then there were wooden signs with distance between each trail. Nice and quiet trail, great for dogs. Lots of great camping sites along the way with fire pits made by others

hiking
4 months ago

Very picturesque place to be in the fall. This trail is short and easy with no particular destination or payoff, but it's just a pleasant place to be. There are a few nice camp spots along the trail; it would be a great place to just stop and exist for a while. Also great for families due to the easily manageable grade.

Very beautiful....especially this time of year. Reason for 4.....looked like the Hillary step—so many people

We took wildlife trail to rohrbaugh trail and turned around after eating lunch with a gorgeous view on the cliffs (2.3 miles one way to the cliffs). Both trails were mostly easy hiking. It was slightly rocky at times with an incline on the way back. We went during a dry stretch for that area and the ground was still a bit soggy in places. We brought our 1 year old (in a hiking pack) and our 4-year-old (hiking) along with us and they loved it! We will be doing this one again.

Excellent trail with plenty of views. There are some inclines and a stream. Plenty of spots to stop and camp as well!

This is a beautiful area. I put a lot of info in my recording. Check it out.

Beautiful walk through a rhododendron forest (about 3 miles) to a beautiful scenic overlook. Walk out another 1.5 miles or so to the fire road.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazingly diverse flora and terrain. Beautiful views. Some muddy spots; recommend waterproof hiking boots.

Started off on bear rocks...beautiful views of the rolling plains heading towards raven ridge...trail was a little rocky but very well identified and easy to follow...raven ridge quickly turned to spruce and mountain laurel thickets that opened up into more rolling plains towards dobbin grade...dobbin grade was nasty and boggy as usual...ended the hike back at the forest road, via beaver dam trail which was easy walking and slightly uphill...overall this hike was great because of all of the scenery changes...a lot of nice places to camp along the way as well.

Hiked the bear rocks trail and camped near Red Creek. An excellent place to spend the night, nestled among moss-covered boulders on a bed of pine needles from the coniferous canopy overhead, listening to the ever-present gurgle of red creek. Nice!

We took the Fisher Spring Run trail to the Rohrbaugh Trail, to get to the Rohrbaugh Cliffs. Wow, what a scenic hike! The Fisher Spring Run trail is lush with ferns and rhododendron. The cliffs were excellent, and there are several nice campsites very close to the overlook.

Challenging hike - not technically difficult, but you definitely earn your dessert! Very rough footing through most of it, so you spend your time looking down. Great second day hike of Dolly Sods.

backpacking
5 months ago

This trail is extremely steep on the south side. I didn't do the north side. So if you are hiking south east to northwest, you are going to get a good workout in!

Fun trail but really muddy right now with all the rain this year!

hiking
5 months ago

Dolly sods is beautiful ... just be prepared for some swampy areas on Dobbins at the base of the trail. I looped around from the Bear Rocks parking area and decided Dobbins was just a bit to wet for the gear I had ... but for the first visit quite satisfied.

Hiked this trail from where fisher spring run and rohrbough intersect it, back to forest road 19...very easy trail with a mild grade...hiking it from the forest road to rohrbough cliffs is an awesome day hike...the views at rohrbough are amazing!...highly recommended if you're not planning on an overnight trip!

Incredible views. Muddy bogs in low area of Dobbin Grade. Also recommend continuing Raven Ridge to Rocky Ridge trail. Enjoyed wild blue berries too.

Favorite trail here

backpacking
6 months ago

This one was definitely difficult. Keep on truckin.

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