Blackbird Knob Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Blackbird Knob Trail is a 8.7 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
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1164 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
21 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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hiking
3 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.

hiking
4 months ago

backpacking
4 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
4 months ago

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
6 months ago

Sunday, May 29, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Nice trail at Dolly Sods

Sunday, October 25, 2015