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Best trails in Monongahela National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia? AllTrails has 39 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 23 moderate trails in Monongahela National Forest ranging from 0.7 to 22.8 miles and from 1,272 to 4,839 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - North Fork Mountain Trail: Out-and-Back from Route 33
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 17.7 mi • Est. 8 h 45 m
If you're looking for a spectacular backpacking trip without too much difficulty, this is the trail for you. The North Fork Mountain Trail actually runs all the way from Route 33, northeast up to RoutShow more
#2 - Seneca Creek Trail
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
Seneca Creek Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Riverton, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#3 - High Falls Trail
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
High Falls Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glady, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and moShow more
#4 - Table Rock
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
As of June 01, 2020, users have reported that part of the road up to the trail head is currently closed.Show more
#5 - Hoye Crest (Backbone Mountain)
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Hoye Crest (Backbone Mountain) is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Eglon, West Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primariShow more
#6 - Otter Creek Trail
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 15.2 mi • Est. 7 h 56 m
Otter Creek Trail is a 15.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Harman, West Virginia and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. DogShow more
#7 - Blackbird Knob Trail
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
Blackbird Knob Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#8 - Pancake Rocks
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 22 m
Great little hike off forest road 70 in the roaring plains region. This trail is not marked other than frequent cairns along the path. The path itself is not too hard of a hike but it is relatively noShow more
#9 - North Fork Mountain Trail: Out-and-Back from WV-28
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 7 h 47 m
This is a great hike traversing the spine of North Fork Mountain. The trail is actually longer than what is shown on this page. If you'd like to lengthen your hike. you can continue southward on the tShow more
#10 - Spruce Knob Lake
Monongahela National Forest
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
NOTE: You have to drive about an hour on a gravel road to the trail head. Make sure you have good tires and a 4WD vehicle to make it to this trailhead. As of June 01, 2020, users have reported that Show more
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