Rohrbaugh and Wildlife Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Rohrbaugh and Wildlife Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dryfork, West Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,072 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching






Make sure you take head gets a little dark in the overgrown forest.

2 months ago

Great views at the cliffs. Rohrbaugh trail was interesting, forest setting then all the sudden in a big open field. Thank goodness for GPS. Wildlife trail pretty but not real impressive.

3 months ago

We stumbled in this trail when trying to find our way out of Red creek. Pretty outlook and camp areas, but we lost our trail and ended up taking the wildlife trail to get to the access road. Which was closed to motorized traffic. A long walk down 75. We hiked in late March. there was snow in some areas and much cooler air as we hiked up from from Red Creek.

6 months ago

Nice day hike. Parts of the trail were a little boring, especially hiking the road back. But, the surprises are worth the effort. Have lunch at the rock cliff.

9 months ago

Hiked this with my family from the trail head at picnic area. Loved it. The trail was a little muddy in places but it was well worth the hike for the views at the cliffs, they were amazing. We had lunch at the cliffs and retraced our steps back to the trail head in some light rain. I highly recommend this trail if you are In the Sods. My 5 and 8 year old daughters kept saying this was a really fun hike and i think it is a mutual agreement that it is one of our family favorites

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

We decided to walk back to the trailhead from where wildlife trail meets the forest road. even with a long road walk, the trail was very relaxing. not alot of elevation, but the tricky parts were how muddy parts of the trail were, and the rattlesnakes. we came across 3! wear shoes you dont mind getting wet and watch for the snakes. the cliffs are a beautiful lunch stop and there are some pretty meadows to camp along the trail. we had a sunny warm day for this hike which felt ideal. would be a more challenging day if it was wet or very windy.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Great hike. Pretty easy going for the most part. Went after a week of nonstop rain so there were a few water crossings that probably wouldn’t have been too bad if it hadn’t rained so much. Wasn’t able to cross Red Creek at the end of the trail due to so much recent rain. Camped out in a thicket just yards from the cliffs. Beautiful spot. Will be back.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

We took wildlife trail to rohrbaugh trail and turned around after eating lunch with a gorgeous view on the cliffs (2.3 miles one way to the cliffs). Both trails were mostly easy hiking. It was slightly rocky at times with an incline on the way back. We went during a dry stretch for that area and the ground was still a bit soggy in places. We brought our 1 year old (in a hiking pack) and our 4-year-old (hiking) along with us and they loved it! We will be doing this one again.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Beautiful walk through a rhododendron forest (about 3 miles) to a beautiful scenic overlook. Walk out another 1.5 miles or so to the fire road.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

We took the Fisher Spring Run trail to the Rohrbaugh Trail, to get to the Rohrbaugh Cliffs. Wow, what a scenic hike! The Fisher Spring Run trail is lush with ferns and rhododendron. The cliffs were excellent, and there are several nice campsites very close to the overlook.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

This was a great day hike through scenic forest that opens up to rocky bluffs with outstanding views. You can do this hike as a return, but we found it easier to take the game trail out to the road and walk back to the parking area that is right across from the trail head.

2 months ago

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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