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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.

backpacking
7 days ago

Best backpacking experience of my life.

great trail with a solid change of scenery. best campsite was 1/10 of mile before beaver dam trail off of Dobbin grade which I was up to my knees in mud in some places. this trail is a single track featuring sand, rock, dirt, stream and a few creek crossings so prepare to be wet. this trail was also very boggy ..couldnt get the campsite we wanted to finished the trail in about 7 hours with cutting out the stem to lower red creek

it was a great place. i helped a dude with a hurt foot up a ravine to where his wife was standing by to get him to a hospital.

no but seriously, plan your approach. my gps took me to a three mile stretch of a road that came straight out of a b-rated horror movie.

submitted a couple photos of the road listed.

dolly sods is my favorite place to camp and hike so many cool trails and so great geo cashes

This was a great day hike through scenic forest that opens up to rocky bluffs with outstanding views. You can do this hike as a return, but we found it easier to take the game trail out to the road and walk back to the parking area that is right across from the trail head.

Great hiking and encountered very few people on the trail. Soggy in places, but fortunately most was frozen when we went through. Two river crossings-- first we were able to use rocks to cross, current was quick. second crossing was about a foot deep with no bridge or rocks.

GPS directions from this app dumped us in the middle of the town of Petersburg. By the time we found out where the trails started it was too late.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little connector trail.. Connects forest road 79 with Rohrbaugh Trail.. Nice forest setting, interesting moss covered rocks and Dolly Sods is a nice hike in general... The little spur shown on the map has either overgrown or does not exist.

Favorite spot to take my boys for hiking and backpacking!