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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 Red Creek - Dolly Sods Wilderness
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 Utilize this great campsite off the Rocky Ridge Trail in the Dolly Sods Wilderness.
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 Red Creek - Dolly Sods Wilderness
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 / Blackbird Knob Junction
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 Red Creek - Dolly Sods Wilderness
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 Running

  • 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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Red Creek - Dolly Sods Wilderness
May 19, 2015 near Davis, WV
Upper Red Creek / Blackbird Knob Junction
May 20, 2015 near Davis, WV
Most of of the Rocky Point Trail looks like this
Apr 28, 2018 near Petersburg, WV
Fall colors view from south side of Breathed Mountain
Apr 28, 2018 near Petersburg, WV
Outlook on Rocky Ridge Trail
Oct 9, 2017 near Davis, WV
Utilize this great campsite off the Rocky Ridge Trail in the Dolly Sods Wilderness.
Jul 4, 2017 near Davis, WV
Off of Rocky Point Trail, hike an extra half mile up the ridge for some great views. Path entrance is a narrow opening on the mountain side. No cairns marking the path
Oct 13, 2020 near Petersburg, WV
The view from Rocky Ridge trail - chairs and a ready made fire pile ready to go.
Sep 14, 2020 near Davis, WV