Potato Hole and Meatbox Run Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Potato Hole and Meatbox Run Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Spangler, West Virginia that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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2 months ago

We started on the Potato Hole trail and returned via the Raven Rocks Trail on a sunny, very warm day. Overall a nice loop, although at times and Potato Hole trail seemed a bit "close" and needs some more use to keep the trail visible. The trail goes to the viewing stand (not really a tower) at the top of Rich Mountain - a splendid view with little evidence of civilization. The area around the top was logged recently, most likely for the Black Cherry trees for which this forest is managed. The rest of the loop is good, although the walk back to the car from the end (or beginning) of Raven Rock is on the road (lightly traveled and in the shade) can get a bit long. Definitely worth a visit to these little used, but well marked trails.