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Blackbird Knob Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (15)

Blackbird Knob has some great views of the high plateau!


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4.5

Miles

7.2

KM

93%

Runnable

4,067' 1,240 m

High

3,662' 1,116 m

Low

629' 192 m

Up

520' 158 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Description

Blackbird Knob doesn't have the sweeping panoramas of Rocky Ridge Trail but you'll still have some great views of the high plateau and diversity within the Dolly Sods Wilderness! Over the 4.4 mile run, you'll see have an opportunity to see a little of everything that the Dolly Sods offers.

Starting the FR75, you'll cross a boardwalk near the trailhead over a boggy area and then pass a large open area of pine forest to the right. After roughly half a mile, the trail opens up to a larger field with great views. It's not until two miles in that you'll meet up with the upper end of Red Creek Trail. Stay straight on the trail and youll duck back into the forest.

A short while later - maybe a quarter mile - youll reach another junction with the Red Creek Trail connector. Stay straight again and it will finally open up to spectacular views. You are then making your way along the base of Blackbird Knob. As you continue, you'll soon meet up with the Rocky Ridge Trail and have the opportunity to check out some awesome views!

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  4.1 from 15 votes

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Photos

Upper Red Creek / Blackbird Knob Junction
May 20, 2015 near Davis, WV
Along Blackbird Knob Trail.
Aug 7, 2016 near Davis, WV
Great view near the trailhead at SR 75.
Aug 7, 2016 near Petersburg, WV
Blackbird Knob Trail crossing the Left Fork of Red Creek
May 26, 2015 near Davis, WV

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