Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Dolly Sods Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

beautiful place. allloooottt of water on the trails. pretty much hike Creek beds. trail markers are few and far between, lots of trails to circumvent the actual trail because of water. alot of random campsites already established with fire rings . overall had a great time. just wish for more trail markers or blaze marks.

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
7 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.

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.

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

hiking
8 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.

Sweet trail. Can get crowded in peak season. Get low if thunder rolls in.

Watch out or be prepared for muddy creek crossings on dobbin grade trail feeding red creek. Heavy out of towners on july 3rd.

backpacking
11 months 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

hiking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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
Monday, October 31, 2016

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!

best backpacking in the region.

By far my favorite place to go backpacking while in college at WVU. Great trail systems, well maintained and it really feels remote without being too far away. It's usually crowded though, not to the point that you can't find a place to get away, but every ime I've been up here there have been other groups of people around....except during the winter

This series of trails were awesome. The scenery changes so often it's like you're in several climates in one weekend.

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