Wildcat Ridge Trail

EASY 5 reviews
#10 of 20 trails in

Wildcat Ridge Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hernshaw, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Only did about half this trail as we connected to it through Polly Trial. A semi-steep descent through the woods

6 months ago

hiking
Friday, August 02, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this hike and incorporated it into an extended trip via the many gas well access roads that dot the area. A word of caution though, some of the trails at KSF are not well marked and most of the access roads are remote and DO NOT appear on the park maps or on Alltrails.com. I particularly enjoyed the walk along Wildcat Ridge. We encountered a turkey and lots of bear scat but no bears. The trail covers everything from boggy hollows to breezy ridgetops.