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

I would consider this hike easier than Seneca Rocks Trail any day. We did this with a 4 year old & she hiked the whole way by herself. Gorgeous views!

Went May18-19. Overnight.
Lots of rain week prior and the night of, creeks were high and fast making crossing challenging, especially at night. Camped above main falls. Beautiful hike out despite wet feet for 10 miles. (there and back)

Beautiful in the winter.
Went Dec. 31st solo for an over night. Temps in the teens, singles over night, foot of snow, creek and falls almost completely frozen. Amazing nook to camp under right next the main falls.
Be careful, cell service is zero. Cold weather is breathtaking, but dangerous.

The south terminus trail head is at a radio tower. There’s only room for 2 cars to park along the road. Don’t block the tower service entrance. Once on the trail, it’s gentle up to the ridge and while on the ridge. There are dozens of scenic overlooks. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the views afforded by this hike. It’s a challenging hike but not too difficult.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. Just hiked this last weekend for my first high point hike. Trail was well marked on trees. Beautiful view at the top with a registry which I loved. The trail is still pretty wet from the snow. Little Rocky on the first part of the trail.

early on nice rock overlook but rattles snakes, midway before main ascend long stretch of laurels and rhododendron, top very boggy lots of large rocks all over trail lots of side trails to explore but overgrown, then peak has huge pile of rocks with one flat one you can see 360 view of as far as you can see

Great trail! Be careful of the wildlife...saw bear and wolf tracks this past Saturday.

It was snowing up there it was cold but a good hike.

backpacking
4 months ago

Just got back from a trip there. Beautiful scenery. A lot of the trail is very rocky. Not pebbles but large stones you have to negotiate. We happened to go in the rain and the trail was a creek with a few larger pools that presented challenges to keeping your feet dry. The creek was up do to the rain and was quite impressive. Multiple camps sights down by the creeks edge. We made it from the parking lot at the top of fire road 80 to the campsites in about 2 hours or so carrying packs.

Just did an hour out-and-back at the southern terminus along 33. Parking was not fun- just a narrow strip along the road with ambiguous no-trespassing signs. Coming in from the north/west side (out of Germany Valley) requires a hairpin u-turn on a blind corner. However, once on the trail assuming you haven’t been run over it’s awesome. Big cliffs of Tuscarora quartzite and views of Germany Valley the whole way to Spruce Knob. Bring a good camera! Also read up on the local geology-makes the landscape even more amazing.

Beautiful and challenging. Definitely backcountry! You’ll definitely be fording some creeks, so I don’t really recommend dogs on this trail if they’re not comfortable swimming against a strong current. It can get dangerous real quick. So many amazing species of flora, lots of awesome camping spots set up between the trails. This loop gets quite messy when it rains.

Great level trail. Great camping. Lots of water falls

Fun trail to go on, Ì went 11/5/17, about 4 hours round trip. Basically walking up a hill half way then down the hill half way. Easy marked trail with blue diamonds (and yellow rectangles) on the trees. You’ll come to the top on the hill where it forks, left will take you on the Allegheny Trail, and right take you to the High Falls (there are signs). Once you come to the railroad tracks make a right and follow the tracks down stream around a few bends until you come to a train stop and you’re there. Ì suggest reading Scott C’s post down below on how to find it because ì had trouble finding the trail head myself.

hiking
7 months ago

This is an easy leg stretcher. The trail winds through a beautiful forest with mild ups and downs. It ends on a point of land jutting out from the "mainland" to provide marvelous views to the south and southeast. We were there on a spectacular fall late afternoon. The lighting on the clouds and mountains (views all the way to the Virginia mountains in the distance) was breathtaking. Parking is limited.

hiking
7 months ago

check road conditions when you're planning to do this trail! tried to get to this trail yesterday and it was completely inaccessible - forest rd 244 is closed for the year and with all the recent rain, canaan loop rd past lindy point was almost impassable (it's normally a rougher rd but it's currently full of giant pot holes and swamped in some areas). if you have a truck/jeep/4 wheeler you would probably be fine coming in from the lindy point side, but i couldn't make it in an AWD subaru.

Love the green mossy trails on the hike to Pancake Rocks :-)

hiking
7 months ago

We hiked this close to sunset on a fine fall day. The sign at the entrance speaks to the views from the top (all the way to Snowshoe on Cheat Mountain), but there appears to be only one rather narrow cleared areas from which you can get a view. As mentioned below, parts of the trail are overgrown and need cutting back. Nonetheless the mass-covered forest floor is wonderful. Just don't expect the kind of views that one might associate with mountain tops.

hiking
7 months ago

very very steep for the first few miles but one hell of a workout

camping
7 months ago

It was a good trail except the end could be difficult if it's wet out because you follow the edge of the mountain to junction with middle fork trail

walking
7 months ago

very beautiful views a leaf peek time.

8 months ago

fantastic hike!!!

hiking
8 months ago

camping
8 months ago

Beautiful place for backcountry camping

So lovely

Hiked in on allegheny trail to Seneca falls for some fly fishing...easy hike in until you get to the falls...the trail kind of disappears at that point and becomes difficult to follow...the fishing on Seneca creek is always great.

backpacking
8 months ago

I Love this hike. Myself and a couple of friends hiked it last week which was mid to late August and the weather was perfect. Not to hot not to cold, just perfect for a good day hike. The train was there when we got there and the view of the falls was an absolute treasure

backpacking
8 months ago

Be prepared to get muddy and wet. Lots of bogs and mud everywhere! I forget which trails exactly in Dolly Sods but you will cross some creeks. Some have stepping rocks, some don't! These trails are insanely beautiful but very difficult in most areas due to the terrain.

hiking
9 months ago

Some of the best views on the eastern seaboard. It's about a 2 hour walk up from Smoke Hole. Once you reach the top, the trail runs along the ridge and offers spectacular views. Be sure to bring enough water.

backpacking
9 months ago

Must do!

backpacking
9 months ago

The trails are tough and demanding... the amount of trash left here is blasphemy.

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