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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 - 4

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Favorite Bear Rocks Trail
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Bear Rocks Trail
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Bear Rocks Trail
Difficult 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
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Favorite Rocky Ridge trail
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Dolly Sods Wilderness Hiking

  • 40 Miles 65 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 19 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Dolly Sods Wilderness - 16

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3.2 mi 5.2 km #1Rocky Ridge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate Intermediate
Davis, WV 11 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Dunkenbarger Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate Intermediate
Davis, WV
1.5 mi 2.3 km #3Little Stonecoal Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
3.7 mi 6.0 km #4Rorhbaugh Trail #508
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Petersburg, WV
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Petersburg, WV
1.2 mi 2.0 km #5Beaver View Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate Intermediate
Davis, WV
2.4 mi 3.9 km #6Bear Rocks Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate Intermediate
Davis, WV
4.5 mi 7.2 km #7Blackbird Knob Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Petersburg, WV
Intermediate Intermediate
Petersburg, WV 15 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #8Breathed Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
4.3 mi 6.9 km #9Big Stonecoal Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV 10 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #10Raven Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV

Photos of Dolly Sods Wilderness - 50

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Bear Rocks 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
Upper Red Creek trail
May 18, 2015 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
Towards beginning  Bear Rock Trail October 8, 2017
Oct 8, 2017 near Davis, WV
A fall Hike on the Big Stonecoal Trail, to Lion's Head.
Jan 23, 2018 near Davis, WV
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