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The Dobbin Grade Trail provides quick access to the center of the Dolly Sods Wilderness.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.0

KM

Point to Point

3,987' 1,215 m

High

3,706' 1,130 m

Low

352' 107 m

Up

182' 55 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Dobbin Grade Trail connects Bear Rocks Trail with the Rocky Ridge Trail to the west. It's 4.3 miles of open meadows, muddy bogs, and speckled forests. The elevation changes are manageable... but navigating the bogs can be tricky. Be prepared to get muddy while working your way through the bogs. Don't be surprised if you find yourself ankle deep in some sections! There's also some creek crossings that may require you to remove your boots (and socks)!

At about mile 2 you pass this trail's intersection with the Raven Ridge Trail and at mile 3 you pass Beaver View Trail before reaching the terminus at Rocky Ridge Trail.

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Red Creek trail crossing
May 20, 2015 near Davis, WV
Heading through the Dolly Sods.
Oct 15, 2017 near Davis, WV
Crossing Red Creek
May 26, 2015 near Davis, WV
Be prepared for a swamp crossing on Dobbin Grade Trail. This "trail" can sometimes disappear entirely, leaving you to your own devices to find the best (and driest) path through.
Jul 4, 2017 near Davis, WV
You'll have to navigate this stream crossing on the Dobbin Grade Trail. It is perhaps easiest to ditch your shoes and wade across this shallow stream.
Jul 4, 2017 near Davis, WV

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Sep 21, 2020
Sarah Waterworth
2.2mi — 13h 00m
Jul 4, 2020
Scott Datsko
11h 00m
Jun 14, 2018
Bob King
Hiked from Raven Ridge to Beaver Dam only. Very, very wet and muddy, almost impassable in spots. Trail hard to follow in spots.
Jul 22, 2017
Devon Alter-Sorin
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