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46 mi 75 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 20 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Located in Grant, Randolph and Tucker Counties, West Virginia, the Dolly Sods Wilderness spans over 17,371 acres in the Monongahela National Forest. The Dolly Sods Wilderness, which is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System, contains much of the Red Creek drainage and contains heath and bog eco-types, more commonly typical to southern Canada.

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The northern end does not have much water available at the campsites. Be sure to bring plenty of water!
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Recommended Routes in Dolly Sods Wilderness - 4

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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 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 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

Trails in Dolly Sods Wilderness - 17

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3.2 mi 5.2 km #1Rocky Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Dunkenbarger Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Breathed Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
1.5 mi 2.3 km #4Little Stonecoal Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
4.3 mi 6.9 km #5Big Stonecoal Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
3.7 mi 6.0 km #6Rorhbaugh Trail #508
Intermediate
Petersburg, WV
Intermediate
Petersburg, WV
1.2 mi 2.0 km #7Beaver View Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
4.5 mi 7.2 km #8Blackbird Knob Trail
Intermediate
Petersburg, WV
Intermediate
Petersburg, WV 12 
6.3 mi 10.2 km #9Red Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
2.4 mi 3.9 km #10Bear Rocks Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
1.4 mi 2.2 km #11Upper Red Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Davis, WV
Easy/Intermediate
Davis, WV
2.9 mi 4.6 km #12Raven Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
2.0 mi 3.3 km #13Rocky Point Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Petersburg, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Petersburg, WV
2.4 mi 3.9 km #14Fisher Spring Run Trail 510
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
1.4 mi 2.3 km #15Harman Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
0.7 mi 1.2 km #16Beaver Dam Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
4.4 mi 7.0 km #17Dobbin Grade Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV

Photos of Dolly Sods Wilderness - 44

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A fall Hike on the Big Stonecoal Trail, to Lion's Head.
Jan 23, 2018 near Davis, WV
Bear Rocks Trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
Rocky Ridge trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
Upper Red Creek trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
Bear Rocks trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
Red Creek - Dolly Sods Wilderness
May 19, 2015 near Davis, WV
Towards beginning  Bear Rock Trail October 8, 2017
Oct 8, 2017 near Davis, WV
Upper Red Creek / Blackbird Knob Junction
May 20, 2015 near Davis, WV