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

hiking
16 days ago

Perfect for first time hikers. Nice scenery running alongside the creek.

hiking
1 month ago

Entrance from shooting range road to other end is uphill nearly the entire way (but then back is downhill and super easy). Trail narrows toward the other end. Trees are clear most of the way - only 2 fallen across path and can get by them easily. Trail is marked well. Some poison ivy along trail and up trees so be cautious of that.

nature trips
1 month ago

Decent hiking trail. Easy to moderate- it does go uphill in some parts. Not too difficult for kids, but it is narrow in some points. A few trees had fallen across the trail so we notified the office- not too difficult to climb over through. Small creek bed runs next to the trail- it was pretty dry when we went.

hiking
2 months ago

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

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
2 months ago

Easy walk.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun trail, easy for beginners.

hiking
6 months ago

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
10 months ago

I walked this trail in mid-September and saw many flowers and mushrooms. Dawdled by and in the creek. LOL.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice little trail. Well kept but you hear a lot of noise from traffic. A good trail to teach new hikers how to read trail markings.

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, July 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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Short but nice trail for kids.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great trail but definitely more than moderate for casual hikers. It's all straight up the first half and down the rest. Definitely would recommend trekking poles.

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

It was a nice little trail to take the kids for a hike except it is in no way 2.4 miles. It's an out and back trail so we expected to hike nearly 5 miles but the trail is only 1.49 miles one way, no where near the distance we planned for. We were VERY disappointed in the trail length vs the trail description from this app. First time using this app and we're now apprehensive about it's reliability.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Gravel good climb

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fun trail, was flooded out in parts being that it's right next to the creek, but still passable if your wearing good boots.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Great trail with a few tough spots.

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This is a nice trail to combine with middle Ridge and Log Town for a loop. Some fallen trees that must be climbed around litter the lower section of this trail.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

There was a good trail with a gradual climb

walking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Nice walk. It switch backs up the hill. Moderately steep in spots as you climb. Good for hikes.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Very pretty trail, follows the creek.

walking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Mostly flat. Could hear traffic all along trail.

hiking
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hiked wiith a group of school children. Some sections are close to developed parts of the park, so you don't really get that "out in the woods" feeling.

mountain biking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Rained all night before and on the ride. Very wet, slick and rooty! Awesome!

hiking
Friday, February 13, 2015

This trail gets a five star rating because it leads to so many other wonderful trails and you can pretty much go anywhere in the forest from here. The trail itself is a steep climb, primarily up a draw, with a few switchbacks along the way. When the leaves are off you (November through March) you can see the hollow carved by erosion and the fingers protruding on either side as you climb. If you are coming down the trail directly in front of you is the backside of a mountain top removal (MTR) mine that the delusional puppets of the coal industry over at the WV DEP found wisdom in granting despite various obvious violations of WV State Code. If you hear a blast warning (3 long bursts) duck and cover because this trail is within the 1000' bast radius of the mine and according the DEP there is a possibility, however small, that you may be hit with fly rock from a blast. Mostly you don't have to worry about this, and they do not blast on weekends and holidays so you do not need to worry about it at all then.

on Davis Creek Trail

hiking
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

This trail has some elevation change, but it is very well maintained. It has a view of a pond and it has a playground along the way. It is around a 2 miles point to point trail. My daughter really enjoyed the merry go round. We did encounter people riding bikes and walking their dogs.

hiking
Friday, August 02, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this hike and incorporated it into an extended trip via the many gas well access roads that dot the area. A word of caution though, some of the trails at KSF are not well marked and most of the access roads are remote and DO NOT appear on the park maps or on Alltrails.com. I particularly enjoyed the walk along Wildcat Ridge. We encountered a turkey and lots of bear scat but no bears. The trail covers everything from boggy hollows to breezy ridgetops.

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