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Gems in Southern W. Virginia - 4

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gem Favorite Beautiful fall day!

Long Point Overlook

(14) Fayette…, WV
gem Favorite Just a fraction of Sandstone Falls.

Sandstone Falls

(6) Hinton, WV
gem Favorite Nuttallburg coal chute.

Nuttallburg

(5) Fayette…, WV
gem Favorite View from Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory.

Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory

(1) Union, WV

Recommended Routes in Southern W. Virginia - 12

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Favorite Bear Rocks Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Dolly Sods Wilderness

19.6 mi 31.6 km 1,364' Up 415.85 m Up 1,365' Down 416.06 m Down

Davis, WV
Favorite Chilling on Diamond Point.
Intermediate

Endless Wall Trail

4.5 mi 7.3 km 275' Up 83.83 m Up 275' Down 83.84 m Down

Fayette…, WV
Favorite Bear Rocks Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Dolly Sods Wilderness - North Day Loop

12.3 mi 19.7 km 890' Up 271.28 m Up 890' Down 271.31 m Down

Davis, WV
Favorite Bear Rocks Trail
Difficult

Dolly Sods Circumnavigation

25.9 mi 41.7 km 2,478' Up 755.26 m Up 2,481' Down 756.14 m Down

Davis, WV
Favorite Beautiful easy trail, wildflowers, river views, birds.  Very enjoyable.
Easy

Sandstone Falls Loop

1.1 mi 1.7 km 31' Up 9.42 m Up 31' Down 9.4 m Down

Hinton, WV
Favorite North-South Trail looking east.
Intermediate/Difficult

Cranberry Wilderness Loop

17.3 mi 27.8 km 1,831' Up 557.94 m Up 1,830' Down 557.84 m Down

Marlinton, WV
Favorite The view from the North Overlook on the Castle Rock Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Grandview Rim Loop

3.2 mi 5.1 km 420' Up 127.96 m Up 420' Down 127.93 m Down

Stanaford, WV
Favorite Upper Red Creek trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Blackbird/Ridge Loop

10.4 mi 16.8 km 888' Up 270.52 m Up 888' Down 270.61 m Down

Davis, WV
Favorite Bear Rocks Trail
Difficult

Dolly Sods Challenge Hike - circumnavigation

27.4 mi 44.1 km 2,829' Up 862.31 m Up 2,829' Down 862.21 m Down

Davis, WV
Favorite Nuttallburg coal chute.
Intermediate

Nuttallburg Loop

2.5 mi 4.1 km 233' Up 71.02 m Up 231' Down 70.45 m Down

Fayette…, WV
Favorite A walk in the Little Beaver State Park (WV).
Intermediate

Little Bear State Park Loop

6.0 mi 9.7 km 374' Up 113.94 m Up 374' Down 113.95 m Down

Daniels, WV
Favorite Canyon Rim Trail - The Point - boot shot
Intermediate/Difficult

Roaring Plains Circuit

12.8 mi 20.6 km 2,203' Up 671.35 m Up 2,237' Down 681.78 m Down

Davis, WV

Southern W. Virginia Hiking

  • 1,181 Miles 1,901 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 76 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 155 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 34 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southern W. Virginia - 252

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1.6 mi 2.5 km #1Long Point Trail
Intermediate
Fayetteville, WV
Intermediate
Fayetteville, WV 23 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #2Rocky Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV 10 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #3Seneca Rocks Trail #563
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV 12 
5.3 mi 8.5 km #4Seneca Creek Trail (TR515)
Intermediate
Franklin, WV
Intermediate
Franklin, WV 16 
5.7 mi 9.2 km #5Glade Creek Trail
Intermediate
Daniels, WV
Intermediate
Daniels, WV 14 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #6Dunkenbarger Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
2.5 mi 4.0 km #7Breathed Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
23.9 mi 38.5 km #8North Fork Mountain Trail #501
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV 10 
1.5 mi 2.3 km #9Little Stonecoal Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
0.5 mi 0.8 km #10Castle Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanaford, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanaford, WV

Photos of Southern W. Virginia - 242

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Chilling on Diamond Point.
Aug 1, 2016 near Fayette…, WV
A fall Hike on the Big Stonecoal Trail, to Lion's Head.
Jan 23, 2018 near Davis, WV
Campsite with great fire set up right off the trail.
Feb 28, 2020 near Franklin, WV
Top of the carriage trail in late fall
Nov 27, 2019 near Charleston, WV
Bear Rocks Trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
800 steps down.
Aug 1, 2016 near Fayette…, WV
Fall in West Virginia
Dec 3, 2018 near Marlinton, WV
One of the great crevices that kids can see in Beartown State Park
Aug 19, 2017 near White S…, WV