Wilderness Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Wilderness Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hacker Valley, West Virginia that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2034 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

Ascending the mountain through high country glens across Crooked Fork into a remote area of the park, this trail guides hikers from Cabin No. 9 to the former site of the fire tower. Backtracking is necessary to reach the original trail. Returning to & heading down Crooked Fork, the trail joins Laurel Fork & continues downstream, ending at Cabin No. 1.

hiking
30 days ago

The first bit of the trail is probably the worst because it was very steep, muddy, and there was a tree down about halfway up the hill. After that, most of the trail has a much gentler incline. There were a few fallen trees that we had to climb over as well. About an hour into hiking the trail, you can take a small detour down another steep hill to Tenskwatawa falls. There's a small cave behind the falls, so it served as a nice spot to take a break and watch the water.