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Best trails in Dolly Sods Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Dolly Sods Wilderness ranging from 4.7 to 24.4 miles and from 2,621 to 4,179 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Dolly Sods Wilderness
Park information
Acreage:
17,371 acres
Contact
(304) 636-1800
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Top trails (28)
#1 - Bear Rocks/Lions Head Loop
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 19.6 mi • Est. 9 h 18 m
Please note that this trail has been reported closed until mid April. It's a great hike with a huge variety of trails and terrain within the 20 miles. When you start of on Bear Rocks Trail it will wShow more
#2 - Bear Rocks Trail to Raven Ridge Trail and Dobbin Grade Trail
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Bear Rocks Trail to Raven Ridge Trail and Dobbin Grade Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cabins, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as modeShow more
#3 - Red Creek Trail
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 6 h 6 m
Red Creek Trail is a 12.3 mile out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and Show more
#4 - Coal Knob and Breathed Mountain Loop via Bear Rocks Trail
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 24.4 mi • Est. 11 h 54 m
Coal Knob and Breathed Mountain Loop via Bear Rocks Trail is a 24.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderatShow more
#5 - Breathed Mountain Trail to Big Stonecoal Trail Loop
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
Offline map recommended. Users have reported that the trail is not marked well.Show more
#6 - Blackbird Knob Trail Loop
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 5 h 27 m
11 mile, 3 day, 2 night hiking loop. Averaged about 1mph on the trail with full packs. This trail loops offers an astonishing amount of scenic changes including mountaintop vistas, forests, swamps, Show more
#7 - Big Stonecoal Trail
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
Big Stonecoal Trail is a 11.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, campShow more
#8 - Blackbird Knob to Harman to Rocky Ridge Loop
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h
Blackbird Knob to Harman to Rocky Ridge Loop is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. TheShow more
#9 - Rohrbaugh and Wildlife Trail
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
Rohrbaugh and Wildlife Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dryfork, West Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily Show more
#10 - Bear Rocks Trail to Raven Ridge, Blackbird Knob, and Upper Red Creek Trail Loop
Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Length: 15.4 mi • Est. 7 h 22 m
Bear Rocks Trail to Raven Ridge, Blackbird Knob, and Upper Red Creek Trail Loop is a 15.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers aShow more
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