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North Fork Mountain Trail #501

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

23.9 mile 38.5 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,230' 680 m
Descent: -4,681' -1,427 m
High: 3,776' 1,151 m
Low: 1,143' 348 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Cole D

A ridge crest trail with numerous spectacular views.

Cole D

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Requires a shuttle or 2 cars. Southern trailhead has limited parking spaces off of US Rt. 33.

Need to Know

Very limited water sources. One spring near the half-way mark (approx 12.4 miles from the southern terminus). Some backpackers stash water near the half-way point.

Take care to stay on the trail in the southern third of this run as it crosses private property.

Description

Recommend the Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide book: wvbookco.com/ProductDetails…

More trail information may be found here--> hikingupward.com/MNF/NorthF…

Specific questions should be directed here: Cheat-Potomac Ranger District in Petersburg at (304) 257-4488

Flora & Fauna

Deer, turkey, bear, feral goats.

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#63

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One of many beautiful views off of North Fork Mountain Trail, West Virginia.
May 29, 2019 near Petersburg, WV

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