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Rocky Ridge to Pigeon Roost Trail Loop

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Kanawha State Forest

Rocky Ridge to Pigeon Roost Trail Loop is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hernshaw, West Virginia and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 498 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Running

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Reviews (23)
Photos (24)
Recordings (14)
Completed (52)
Clark Campbell
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Hiking

Great trail! Nice uphill workout to get to the ridge. Some large trees were blocking part of the trail, which it made it more interesting to navigate. Started recording near the gas well.

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Bob Campbell
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Great trail.

Matthew Bonar
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Justin Winter
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The first section is uphill and will get your heart pumping. Nice rocks and view at the first peak. A couple blowdowns throughout the trail but that makes it better in my opinion. You can easily hit the gas well road from the ridge and really expand your hiking options.

Julie Rogers
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The all skill level/easy descriptor here is misleading, KSF’s trail description rates Rocky Ridge moderate - difficult which I find more accurate due to the initial ascent. I love the trail itself! The ridge views from the top are beautiful as well as the forest views coming back down the loop.

Joe Fitzwater
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Hiking

Favorite trail section of Kanawha State Forest. Definitely recommend!

Conor Burns
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Mike Evans
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Good trail. They say easy but when you cross over from Pidgin Roost up to the other side of Rocky Ridge the climb is effort. Trail was in mostly good condition except for a few blowdowns that haven’t been cut back. Great State Park.

Jason Smith
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Hiking

Took our GSD on this trail and came back with a worn out puppy. Some good up hill with a good rocky ridge top about 3/4 through the loop just before your decent.

Josh VanHoose
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Emmy Page
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Adam Lemon
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S Moran
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Hiking
suz moc
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Morgan C.
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Angie Roach
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Josh Stowers
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Liz Larimore
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Travis Castle
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Tabitha May
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Ken Humphrey
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Daniel Hale
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Lindsey Shea
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