Explore the most popular forest trails near Davis with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 days 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
13 days 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
13 days ago

Great half day hike. Fairly scenic especially at the overlook. As mentioned, mostly shady, some rocks and roots. Basically, a cliff view. As always, hang on to your little hikers.

on Red Creek Trail

backpacking
13 days ago

Red Creek is a great hike. I did this with a friend as part of a three day/two night Dolly Sods trip. As with many of the trails in the Dolly Sods be careful to stay on trail— at times it is easy to get sidetracked.
There are some spectacular campgrounds along the upper parts of this trail. We stayed at one with a waterfall that was perfect to sit under after a tough day of hiking.

backpacking
21 days ago

I love this place

hiking
23 days 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.

I’ve been going to Dolly Sods for many years, and absolutely love it ❤️

hiking
3 months ago

We have done this trail a few times, mostly to backpack on weekend trips. We have actually never made it to the knob it's self but just before the knob next to the river is where we like to camp. it's a nice moderate trail. beware of bears. We have never seen one there but one time we spotted fresh bear tracks and another a hunter said his dog's just chased a bear in our direction, but we didn't see it. We did see quite a few deer near our camping spot. The trails are not marked but they are well traveled. Please leave nothing but footprints and stay on the trail as much as possible. oh and be sure to bring boots as this trail can get muddy at times.

Did this as a couple day overnight out and back. Lots of fun good views and not a lot of foot traffic. Kinda hard to get to the trail head but worth the effort.

hiking
7 months ago

I hiked this today. Gorgeous hike, plenty of camp sites.... cross water 4 or 5 times and very muddy but the rocks that are everywhere serve a massive purpose!!!!! If those rocks weren’t strategically placed on the trail, you’d sink in the mud!!! Kudos to whomever did that! Also, the terrain changes a lot! You’re in thick woods then crossing water then in an open field with views of the mountains then you’re in the woods with leaves surrounding you....it’s definitely a trail I recommend! Next time, I’m camping

Great change of scenery through out the hike. Provides various landscape contrast.

hiking
9 months ago

A nice, easy walk in beautiful fall scenery

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful trail ending with a beautiful view

hiking
9 months ago

Great view. As noted it can be rocky and narrow path with the blazes marked clearly.

hiking
9 months ago

Great view. As noted it can be rocky and narrow path with the blazes marked clearly.

on Pase Point Trail

9 months ago

trail is relatively level but rocky with many tree roots. Well marked with yellow and blue squares.

on Pase Point Trail

9 months ago

my rating is 4 star not 1

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful scenery . Trail is well kept and used ,but offered some challenges . The fire was magnificent. Wish that the trail spilt off to the rockface overlook was better marked and wish that cutoff was widened.... it's so tight I was waiting for a snake or a bear to jump out at me lol

10 months ago

fantastic hike!!!

hiking
10 months ago

We stayed in Davis, WV for a 4 day hiking vacation - We hiked this trail starting from the Western side - the parking is on 80, just off of Rt 32. It is about a mile from the parking to the real trail head - where Black Bird Knob, Big Stonecoal and Breathed Mountain Trail intersect. The hike is good, spanning both ridgelines as well as some covered areas. The ground tends to be very boggy in places - about halfway across we realized that there are strategically placed stones so you can get through. We hiked across and when we arrived at the Eastern side, detoured slightly to the trailer campground to the right - about 50 yards up the road. There was a picnic table we could sit at to eat, then we hiked back. While AllTrails says this is an 8.7 mile hike - for us it was 12 miles from car to car. We were fortunate to enjoy a patch of late season blueberries as we finished. My dog enjoyed it too.

backpacking
10 months ago

Be prepared to get muddy and wet. Lots of bogs and mud everywhere! I forget which trails exactly in Dolly Sods but you will cross some creeks. Some have stepping rocks, some don't! These trails are insanely beautiful but very difficult in most areas due to the terrain.

backpacking
11 months ago

The best trail in the wilderness. It divides the wilderness into two equal parts and you can get to some sweet spots from here

backpacking
11 months ago

The trails are tough and demanding... the amount of trash left here is blasphemy.

hiking
11 months ago

Gorgeous view from overlook. A little side trail to left shortly after first wooden bridge that takes you down over hill to river for some beautiful pics. Took our dog and she loved the hike and along with some spots for her to play in water

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!

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nice scenery on the trail, especially Red Creek area. Loads of blueberries in season and surprisingly no ticks on our traverse. Went from Timberline ski area to campground and back. Only negative aspect was constant rocks on trail challenging ankles and slows you considerably. Spring at campground ice cold and decent bathrooms. Allow more time for slow travel. Authorities did a good job here trimming overhanging branches.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Great shady hike, even on a sunny July afternoon.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Not worth the hike. No good views

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Used this app for directions to trail head and couldnt find it. Ended up hiking an old dirt road used for 4x4 and secluded camp sites. Suggest confirming directions to trailhead first.

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