Pancake Rocks

MODERATE 4 reviews

Pancake Rocks is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laneville, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

over grown

Great little hike off forest road 70 in the roaring plains region. This trail is not marked other than frequent cairns along the path. The path itself is not too hard of a hike but it is relatively not maintained so plan on having to bend under a few branches and walk through a few small boulder fields.

walking
2 days ago

Fantastic view! This is a great short hike--definitely worth it. Have to park on side of road in front of gated Forest Road 70. Need to walk about 0.2-0.3 miles to trailhead. Trailhead is not marked. You have to look to the left of the road for a cairn that marks the start of the path. (If you walk 0.4 miles down the road, you missed the path. Turn around.) Follow cairns up the entire path to the summit. Climb is not too hard, and is short enough. Beautiful moss and ferns.

8 months ago

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

11 months ago

This is a great trail, super cool view at the top!

hiking
Monday, August 10, 2015