Blackbird Knob Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

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 options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,207 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

hiking
3 months ago

We have done this trail a few times, mostly to backpack on weekend trips. We have actually never made it to the knob it's self but just before the knob next to the river is where we like to camp. it's a nice moderate trail. beware of bears. We have never seen one there but one time we spotted fresh bear tracks and another a hunter said his dog's just chased a bear in our direction, but we didn't see it. We did see quite a few deer near our camping spot. The trails are not marked but they are well traveled. Please leave nothing but footprints and stay on the trail as much as possible. oh and be sure to bring boots as this trail can get muddy at times.

3 months ago

Did this as a couple day overnight out and back. Lots of fun good views and not a lot of foot traffic. Kinda hard to get to the trail head but worth the effort.

hiking
7 months ago

I hiked this today. Gorgeous hike, plenty of camp sites.... cross water 4 or 5 times and very muddy but the rocks that are everywhere serve a massive purpose!!!!! If those rocks weren’t strategically placed on the trail, you’d sink in the mud!!! Kudos to whomever did that! Also, the terrain changes a lot! You’re in thick woods then crossing water then in an open field with views of the mountains then you’re in the woods with leaves surrounding you....it’s definitely a trail I recommend! Next time, I’m camping

hiking
8 months ago

Great change of scenery through out the hike. Provides various landscape contrast.

hiking
10 months ago

We stayed in Davis, WV for a 4 day hiking vacation - We hiked this trail starting from the Western side - the parking is on 80, just off of Rt 32. It is about a mile from the parking to the real trail head - where Black Bird Knob, Big Stonecoal and Breathed Mountain Trail intersect. The hike is good, spanning both ridgelines as well as some covered areas. The ground tends to be very boggy in places - about halfway across we realized that there are strategically placed stones so you can get through. We hiked across and when we arrived at the Eastern side, detoured slightly to the trailer campground to the right - about 50 yards up the road. There was a picnic table we could sit at to eat, then we hiked back. While AllTrails says this is an 8.7 mile hike - for us it was 12 miles from car to car. We were fortunate to enjoy a patch of late season blueberries as we finished. My dog enjoyed it too.

backpacking
11 months ago

The best trail in the wilderness. It divides the wilderness into two equal parts and you can get to some sweet spots from here

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nice scenery on the trail, especially Red Creek area. Loads of blueberries in season and surprisingly no ticks on our traverse. Went from Timberline ski area to campground and back. Only negative aspect was constant rocks on trail challenging ankles and slows you considerably. Spring at campground ice cold and decent bathrooms. Allow more time for slow travel. Authorities did a good job here trimming overhanging branches.

hiking
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Nice trail at Dolly Sods

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Sunday, October 25, 2015