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North Fork Mountain Trail #501

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (10)

A ridge crest trail with numerous spectacular views.


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Map Key

23.9

Miles

38.5

KM

90%

Runnable

3,776' 1,151 m

High

1,143' 348 m

Low

2,230' 680 m

Up

4,681' 1,427 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Cole D

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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Photos

Dawn a few miles in from RT 33.
Jan 28, 2021 near Franklin, WV
Hike in early May 2020. Snow in the morning and t-shirt by afternoon!
Jan 28, 2021 near Petersburg, WV
One of many beautiful views off of North Fork Mountain Trail, West Virginia.
May 29, 2019 near Petersburg, WV

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