Elakala to Yellow Birch Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews

Elakala to Yellow Birch Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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18 days ago

It was beautiful and peaceful but could use a few more signs.

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8 months ago

The falls were pretty, we started right near the lodge, where the falls is, rest of the hike was just forest, peaceful but not as exciting as I had hoped it to be.

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8 months ago

This was a great hike. A lot of forest views. We went up to Balanced Rock and kept going until we came out at the "farm" where the Yellow Birch Trail started. It had rained the day before, so boots were definitely nice to have. You can go down to the Elakala Falls if you continue down the right, over the hill, where you can see somewhat of a trail. The rocks are slippery (obviously), so use caution. There wasn't a lot of traffic on this trail. In 2 hours we only passed four people. If anyone else is into stickers for their water bottles or laptops, the gift shop by the actual Blackwater Falls has a ton. Great trail!!

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Friday, October 06, 2017

Beautiful day for a hike in Davis, WV. Parked at Blackwater Lodge and found many trails. Stop in the lodge first and ask for a trails map. Hiked app. 6 miles and I had the three trails I was on all to myself. Falls were running low due to the lack of rain lately. I am staying at Black Bear Lodge just South of Davis, very nice.
Mike Furey

Thursday, October 05, 2017

More forest than anything. Low falls however only to split before balance rock was completed.

Monday, October 02, 2017

lots of roots. forest views only.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

AMAZING

Friday, May 26, 2017

very nice trail. Trail is marked but there are several other path that are not trails. Couple waterfalls on this trail.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wonderful park. Well marked trails, but all intersect making it easy to stray off planned track. We saw multiple deer during the short hike. Beautiful bridges and with snow looks like a winter wonderland.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Really enjoyed this hike. It is easy and scenic.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

A nice hike with a lot of scenery.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Breathtaking

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Short easy and great for kids

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Nice walk with great views the trails seem like the all cross each other at least a time or 2 so make sure you watch the signs or keep your trail map handy. We also grabbed a geocache while we were up there.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Great Hike!!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Took the kids with me and they actually enjoyed it!

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