Table Rock is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Davis, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

hiking
2 months ago

Such a great view! I completed the trail in October - it definitely has some muddy patches but overall is well marked and fairly well maintained. As far as the drive in goes, Canaan Loop Road (FR 13) is a loop. The trailhead is approximately halfway through the loop. The section of the loop that goes from Blackwater Falls to just before the trailhead requires four wheel drive. However, the section that begins on 32 in Canaan Heights is drivable with a car (mine is a Honda Accord) without four wheel drive, at least in the summer and fall.

hiking
5 months ago

For those worried about the road, there are two ways to access this trail. From inside Blackwater State Park, past the snow tubing area, you’ll need a capable 4WD and a sense of adventure. I’ve done it in a stock Wrangler. It’s muddy, rutted, rocky, etc. and also fun to drive in the proper vehicle. The second way to get to this trail is by accessing the opposite end of Canaan Loop Rd from Rt 32 just a couple miles south of Davis. From this approach the road is fairly well maintained gravel. It’s a longer drive from the Rt 32 end but you can make it in a car. Also, the trail is very muddy and wet. Don’t wear sneakers like my hiking buddy did. You’ll regret it.

hiking
5 months ago

Mostly beautiful with breathtaking views at end. Some places a but muddy

hiking
5 months ago

Tried to follow the directions on phone and reviews below to find the starting point but it was closed and no place to park. Was really looking forward to this

hiking
5 months ago

A nice hike. Docked it a star because you need to be prepared to get muddy. It’s a mix of open ground and heavy tree cover. Not much incline anywhere.

The drive out is long. I’m in a 4wd truck ready for off road. We can in from 32. I tried to go out the park entrance road and turned around. It’s washed out. I thought I could get down the rock face but wasn’t sure I could get back up it if I had to turn around on down the road.

6 months ago

This is one of my favorite views. The trail is an easy hike as long as you don’t mind getting muddy.

hiking
6 months ago

Thank you to Jeff Erickson below we accessed via Loop Road and route 32. Still gravel, rocky, winding and narrow but better than from State Park side. Agree, very scenic drive itself. Trail was nice and flat, yes rocks and roots but well maintained. Beautiful view at turn around point.

hiking
7 months ago

Great day hike with a beautiful vista at the end. Today it was especially muddy, but definitely passable. Unless you have a Jeep (or other serious 4WD vehicle), you can't get to the trailhead from Blackwater Falls State Park. You need to pick up Canaan Loop Road from Route 32 near Canaan Heights. From there it's a 10-ish mile drive along a gravel/dirt fire road (which is a beautiful trip in and of itself).

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike. Mostly level. Mostly shaded. Great views on rock outcrop. Hang on to your little hikers. Bit of a forest road drive to the trail head. I believe 9 miles or so. Worth doing.

hiking
7 months ago

Tried to get to this trail via Loop Rd from Blackwater Falls side & had to turn around. The road conditions are rougher than I expected. Its so washed out that there was no way my SUV would have cleared the rock drop offs. Also some very deep puddles that cannot be crossed. I recommend you find another route unless you have a Jeep & like an off-road challenge.

hiking
Thursday, October 12, 2017

check road conditions when you're planning to do this trail! tried to get to this trail yesterday and it was completely inaccessible - forest rd 244 is closed for the year and with all the recent rain, canaan loop rd past lindy point was almost impassable (it's normally a rougher rd but it's currently full of giant pot holes and swamped in some areas). if you have a truck/jeep/4 wheeler you would probably be fine coming in from the lindy point side, but i couldn't make it in an AWD subaru.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

fantastic hike!!!

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Not much sunlight hits the trail so the moisture doesn't evaporate. It was very muddy when we hiked it last year. It was a sunny day and the view was beautiful. Seeing a beautiful hawk was one of the highlights!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Not worth the hike. No good views

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

I loved table rock. It was well worth the easy hike.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

We did not see the rattlesnakes or the mud. What we did see was beautiful scenery. Especially the view from Table Rock.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Great Hike and especially beautiful view at Table Rock. Easy so it makes it nice to bring someone who isn't all that into hiking. Be careful though, I have come across good size rattlesnakes at Table Rock and almost stepped on one in a crack.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Fairly level, easy, 1-2 hour hike, as mentioned, a little or lot muddy depending on time of year and if recently rained. Stunning views of protected forest land. Road to/from to trailhead is equally scenic. Bring a camera. Highly recommend.

hiking
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Very nice and easy hike - as others have mentioned, it is a little muddy in spots but nothing to prevent you from going. Great views at Table Rock. Would recommend!

hiking
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Short hike with lots of unavoidable rocks, and frequent sloppy wet ground. Above-the-ankle, waterproof boots are a must. The views and solitude certainly make this a hike worth doing.

hiking
Monday, May 20, 2013

Very short, easy trail with a beautiful forest surrounding it. It's easy to avoid getting muddy if you take the time to figure out which rocks to step on, but most of the trail is generally dry. The view is spectacular in spring, summer, and fall. The road on the way is also full of beautiful forests and abundant wildlife. I've hiked this trail multiple times and the view never fails to take my breath away.

hiking
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Good trail can easily be done in a hour depending on how much time you spend at the rock. Great view at the end defiantly worth the short hike.

recorded Table Rock

hiking
6 months ago

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