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Bear Rocks Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (7)

Bear Rocks trail is one of the main entry points to the Dolly Sods Wilderness.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

4,072' 1,241 m

High

3,805' 1,160 m

Low

376' 115 m

Up

269' 82 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy access and limited elevation gain makes this trail a great choice for families... great opportunity to explore the Dolly Sods Wilderness with kids.

Limited or no access from October through April 15th.

Description

The Bear Rocks Trail is an easy to intermediate hike with some rocky sections along the trail and potentially wet areas during heavy periods of rain.

Bear Rocks Trail intersects with the Dobbin Grade Trail and Raven Ridge Trail for an extended hike. Dobbin Grade Trail can be VERY wet and muddy in the bog area - so be aware and prepared!

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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Bear Rocks Trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
Bear Rocks trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
Beautiful fall Color on Bear Rock Trail, early October.
Oct 9, 2017 near Davis, WV
Dolly Sods looks a lot more like Canada than the Appalachian Mountains of the Northeast US.
Jul 4, 2017 near Davis, WV
It's a great start to the hike, with open views of the high altitude plateau within Monongahela National Forest.
Jul 4, 2017 near Davis, WV
Crossing Red Creek
May 26, 2015 near Davis, WV

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Sep 1, 2019
Oliver Winkler
Oct 6, 2018
Devon Alter-Sorin
2.3mi
Jun 14, 2018
Bob King
Beautiful trail with wonderful views. Some parts are shaded through the forest, while others give views of the broad expanse of low growth. 2.4mi
Oct 20, 2017
Andrew Baker
Jul 24, 2017
Devon Alter-Sorin
Jul 23, 2017
Devon Alter-Sorin
Jul 22, 2017
Devon Alter-Sorin
Jul 9, 2017
Chris McCloud
Did July 10-11 as part of full loop around Dolly Sods.