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Big Stonecoal Trail

HARD 22 reviews
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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, camping, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,433 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

river

views

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorites

hiking
muddy
rocky
6 months ago

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muddy
7 months ago

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muddy
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
9 months ago

great trail. bring map or GPS can easily get lost. campsite and water everywhere.

hiking
Tue Aug 28 2018

This past weekend I did the first three miles of Big Stonecoal from the north to Rocky Point Trail. Compared to the North Sods, this trail is one I think I'm done with (10th time). There just isn't much to see and it's pretty rocky. Then once you get to Rocky Point trail, the rocks are extreme and still nothing to look at. If you are going to Dolly for the first time, do yourself a favor and start at Bear Rocks and go no further south than Breathed Mountain trail.

backpacking
Fri Jul 13 2018

Traveled this trail last week, and it was a hit or miss for bogs. Many times we had to 'feel our way' with trekking poles to prevent from getting sucked in. It will slow your pace, so plan accordingly. Beautiful area and I can't wait to get back.

Thu Jul 05 2018

Great hike with beautiful forests and rhododendron bushes for as far as you can see. Also lots of mud. Travel may be slow.

backpacking
Sat Aug 26 2017

This trail is extremely steep on the south side. I didn't do the north side. So if you are hiking south east to northwest, you are going to get a good workout in!

backpacking
Sun Jul 30 2017

This one was definitely difficult. Keep on truckin.

Wed Sep 07 2016

Lower half of the trail heading down to Red Creek is steep with plenty of technical areas. The waterfall right after where Dunkenbarger comes in is amazing though.

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backpacking
Wed Jun 27 2018

hiking
Mon Jun 25 2018

Sun Oct 25 2015