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Dolly Sods Wilderness

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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.

Food & Drink

The northern end does not have much water available at the campsites. Be sure to bring plenty of water!

Recommended Routes in Dolly Sods Wilderness - 5

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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
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

Dolly Sods Wilderness Hiking

  • 142 Miles 229 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 20 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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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 10 
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
2.4 mi 3.9 km #5Bear Rocks Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
1.2 mi 2.0 km #6Beaver View Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
3.7 mi 6.0 km #7Rorhbaugh Trail #508
Intermediate
Petersburg, WV
Intermediate
Petersburg, WV
6.3 mi 10.2 km #8Red Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV 10 
4.3 mi 6.9 km #9Big Stonecoal Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
4.5 mi 7.2 km #10Blackbird Knob Trail
Intermediate
Petersburg, WV
Intermediate
Petersburg, WV 14 

Photos of Dolly Sods Wilderness - 50

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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
Upper Red Creek trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
Bear Rocks trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
Rocky Ridge trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
Towards beginning  Bear Rock Trail October 8, 2017
Oct 8, 2017 near Davis, WV
Red Creek - Dolly Sods Wilderness
May 19, 2015 near Davis, WV
Upper Red Creek / Blackbird Knob Junction
May 20, 2015 near Davis, WV