hiking
8 days ago

Nice trail, but maybe not the best after a rain...that puts you walking up a steep hill through a stream. Also, as of Memorial Day Weekend there was a recently fallen tree blocking the path at the ½ way point. You can get around it, but you have to go off path through some briars.

Actually this trail then combined with black bear mtn bike trail. About 65 degrees. Very steep. No view to speak of. Roughly 2,300 ft elevation in 4.1 miles.

hiking
bugs
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

very nice went up through Johnson hollow to the top, then u can either take service road to several different trails, or head left like me on bike path then u will hit logtown trail. very nice slick if rained.

mountain biking
rocky
7 months ago

As mentioned, this is not an out and back. It's a purpose built mountain biking downhill run. While a pretty area please be cognizant of downhill riders, they're taking on a lot and in some sections it can be quite dangerous to try to stop. Keep your head on a swivel.

Hiked this trail with the wife and 3 kids. Then entrance was a little interesting since it is an Emergency access road up to the Bob Ward Pathway. We decided to take the path on the right (up the hill) first. The ascent was a little steep, but everyone (13,6,4) made it. We took a break at the top and enjoyed the scenery. The end of the Bob Ward takes you to another service road until you get back on the trail. At this point, it splits but you will want to take the path on the left which will take you to the Hemlock Falls Trail. That trail is a really nice path with plenty of scenery (rocks and trees for people to climb). The majority of that path is covered and cool. You will come back out to Polly Hollow at the end. Please keep in mind if there has been a great deal of rain, part of these trails will have creek crossings. Our hike didn’t involve that because of the drought. Have fun and hike on!!

hiking
8 months ago

Steep trail - as is most of Kanawha State Forest. Saw a horned owl here!

Very enjoyable, the rocks was pretty .Trail marked good, some steep places.

Really nice we started with the hemlock falls trail and ended on the Bob Ward pathway. I highly recommend this route!

hiking
10 months ago

Not a bikeable trail

hiking
rocky
10 months ago

hiking
over grown
10 months ago

Trail was ok a lot of uphill for the first mile or so. After that not too bad. There was one part that was pretty overgrown and not much fun to walk through.

hiking
11 months ago

Excellent moderate hike. Fun turns, rock formations, and terrain. Probably not the best for newer hikers or larger groups.

This was a great hike! I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with bad knees or children but if you’re an avid hiker and like to mix things up, it will be perfect for you. At the beginning (and end, there is a little overlap) the trail included/became a stream. I was able to hop scotch across most of them. I only had to take a running leap once.

great hike. nice elevation changes make it an challenge. quite a few water crossings and soggy areas. beautiful flowers. waterfall was a trickle. squirreled off trail for a geocache.

hiking
Fri Apr 12 2019

Love this trail! Easy to follow lots of elevation & gorgeous scenery. Kinda short so you can finish it off with Davis Creek trail that runs into it

Tue Mar 12 2019

picture-esque scenery with every step. super fun hike

mountain biking
Mon Oct 22 2018

This is not an out and back. It is a downhill from Middle Ridge Singletrack trail to KSF road.

Good trail with lots to see. Tons of mushrooms !

The mushrooms were amazing. Great short day hike.

Nice wooded trail. Runs in and loops with Beech Glen Trail. Sections of challenging elevations changes.

hiking
Thu Jun 07 2018

Nice trail. A little steep in places but if you take your time you should really enjoy this trail.

Tue Jun 05 2018

I liked this one. I believe it’s one of the most well marked trails I’ve been on in KSF. It was a HIKE to get to the top of the ridge (about a mile all uphill), but it was a very nice walk once you get to the top! We only hiked about two miles out and turned around for a total of four miles. The trail did continue pass where we turned.

hiking
Tue Feb 06 2018

We did this while there was snow on the ground. It was a vigorous hike but not too bad. We did this with the Girls Who Hike WV group.

hiking
Tue Jul 18 2017

Pretty tough trail - definitely moderate, lots of steep hills. It is a loop, but making the loop requires walking along the road for about 1/2 mile. This trail is clearly marked and easy to find if you are already walking along Davis creek trail toward the South end. However, if you are coming just for this trail, I think the best place to park is at the other end of the trail. There is a small gravel lot on the right before the turn off to Dunlop Hollow. Follow the trail up a steep hill, and you will intersect a gravel road. This intersection can be a bit confusing, but follow the arrows on the wooden signs and you will find the other half of the trail a short way down the gravel road. When While Hollow trail ends, it will intersect Davis Creek Trail. Turn left, follow Davis Creek trail to the end, and then go left along the road about half a mile to your car. In summer, there is a bit of overgrowth on some parts of this trail. Wear long pants or wait until cooler weather if this is something that bothers you.

hiking
Sat Jul 15 2017

Tough trail for beginners, especially with kids in tow! Would do it again though!

Only did about half this trail as we connected to it through Polly Trial. A semi-steep descent through the woods

hiking
Sun Oct 30 2016

Great trail with a few tough spots.

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