Looking for a great trail near Dryfork, West Virginia? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Blackwater Falls State Park or Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Dryfork ranging from 0.7 to 16.6 miles and from 2,444 to 4,763 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

My favorite trail. This trail is absolutely beautiful. Moss, rocks, water, mountain view, tree colors, peaceful, wide range of hiking atmospheres, railroad history. Rocky for most of the trail. When you reach the sign at the top of the trail, explore to the left for the mountain view. You should be able to find several paths through the ground thicket. There is also a view off of the right side of the trail just before reaching the sign. Enjoy.

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

4 months ago

Thanks to other reviewers, was able to easily find the beginning. With all the rhododendron, trail is a little tricky to follow on the way up, just keep a close eye out for the rock cairns. View at the top is beautiful.

5 months ago

So once I found the right road to start from the trail head was easy to find. At first I started from a road that had a kiosk and I thought was 70 but was not, so I wasted about an hour looking for the cairn off the wrong road. A few miles up the road 70 was clearly marked. The first few cairns are easy to spot but get harder and harder to follow because there is so much moss and fungus growing on them they blend right in. It was exciting to search for them but it would be easy to lose the trail and I was by myself. Overall it was a really fun scrabbley little trail and was beautiful at the top.
Thanks to Michiko's comment with directions on how to find it otherwise I would've missed out on this one.

Went on a wet weekend and tried to pick a hike where mud wouldn’t be too much of an issue. This hike was a great choice. Recommend doing loop to the right for a steeper ascent and more gradual descent. Had to take shoes off multiple times to cross Red Creek. The waterfall was beautiful. Hike was definitely more than 7 miles (guessing maybe 8 miles). On the 2nd half of the loop, we were slowed down by lots of muddy parts but we had a lot of fun with it! No views or overlooks but the forest was magical and we really enjoyed the hike!

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6 months ago

It was more of a pleasant walk in a very nice grassy meadow than a hike. Lots of butterflies and flowers, but really not strenuous at all.

This is a great trail, but very hard to follow. I still have yet to successfully complete the loop, and after trying twice from both directions it’s safe to say that part of the trail is lost. From the south prong trail you can make it all the way along the ridge line, but as soon as you leave the ridge line and turn north the trail runs cold. Don’t attempt the loop, just go out and back, or connect the routes with country road 70. Fantastic campsites along this trail

6 months ago

Thanks to others reviewers I was able to find this nice hike. There was barely a trail and if it wasn’t for the cairns along the way we would might not have made our way to the top. It was fun trying to find each pile going up. Rewarding views at the top with a bit of a rock scramble.

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.

We took this with friends and loved every minute of it. It was harder than we expected especially with a 6 year old, and longer than it stated, but it was a great hike. Beautiful day and the waterfall was fantastic! We are excited to come and camp out for one night saw several great sites along the way.

8 months ago

Fantastic view! This is a great short hike--definitely worth it. Have to park on side of road in front of gated Forest Road 70. Need to walk about 0.2-0.3 miles to trailhead. Trailhead is not marked. You have to look to the left of the road for a cairn that marks the start of the path. (If you walk 0.4 miles down the road, you missed the path. Turn around.) Follow cairns up the entire path to the summit. Climb is not too hard, and is short enough. Beautiful moss and ferns.

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.

10 months ago

Water level was high enough that crossing red creek requires taking shoes off or getting wet socks. We did just the red creek portion and will come back later in summer when water levels are lower. Cool trail otherwise.

10 months ago

early on nice rock overlook but rattles snakes, midway before main ascend long stretch of laurels and rhododendron, top very boggy lots of large rocks all over trail lots of side trails to explore but overgrown, then peak has huge pile of rocks with one flat one you can see 360 view of as far as you can see

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Awesome wilderness adventure

Monday, October 09, 2017

Love the green mossy trails on the hike to Pancake Rocks :-)

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.

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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Easy trail...nice path

Saturday, July 15, 2017

South Prong shares its trail head with another trail called Boars Nest. Both trails are marked as starting here but in different locations. It is easy to stumble onto Boars Nest and not even know it. There are two shallow stream crossings one road crossing and some road walking. We did t stumble on any overlooks but we didn't opt to explore any spurs after our first mishap. Moderate climb. Lots of fun and would do it again.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

This is a great trail, super cool view at the top!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Beautiful trail!

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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

narrow trail easily hiked

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