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Gems in Southern W. Virginia - 4

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gem Favorite Beautiful fall day!

Long Point Overlook

(17) Fayette…, WV
gem Favorite Just a fraction of Sandstone Falls.

Sandstone Falls

(8) Hinton, WV
gem Favorite View from Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory.

Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory

(2) Union, WV
gem Favorite Nuttallburg coal chute.

Nuttallburg

(5) Fayette…, WV

Recommended Routes in Southern W. Virginia - 14

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Favorite Chilling on Diamond Point.
Intermediate

Endless Wall Trail

4.5 mi 7.3 km 275' Up 83.83 m Up 275' Down 83.84 m Down

Fayette…, WV
Favorite Bear Rocks Trail
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 Bear Rocks Trail
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 Bear Rocks Trail
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 Forest setting of trail.
Intermediate

Ball Field to Golf Loop, Mini Golf, and Abby's Trail

1.6 mi 2.5 km 178' Up 54.18 m Up 179' Down 54.45 m Down

Dunbar, WV
Favorite Beautiful easy trail, wildflowers, river views, birds.  Very enjoyable.
Easy

Sandstone Falls Loop

1.1 mi 1.7 km 31' Up 9.42 m Up 31' Down 9.4 m Down

Hinton, WV
Favorite The view from the North Overlook on the Castle Rock Trail.
Intermediate

Grandview Rim Loop

3.2 mi 5.1 km 420' Up 127.96 m Up 420' Down 127.93 m Down

Stanaford, WV
Favorite North-South Trail looking east.
Intermediate/Difficult

Cranberry Wilderness Loop

17.3 mi 27.8 km 1,831' Up 557.94 m Up 1,830' Down 557.84 m Down

Marlinton, WV
Favorite Bear Rocks Trail
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

Southern W. Virginia Hiking

  • 1,292 Miles 2,079 Kilometers of Trail
  • 15 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 85 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 167 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 34 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southern W. Virginia - 271

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1.6 mi 2.5 km #1Long Point Trail
Intermediate
Fayetteville, WV
Intermediate
Fayetteville, WV 31 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #2Rocky Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV 11 
5.3 mi 8.5 km #3Seneca Creek Trail (TR515)
Intermediate
Franklin, WV
Intermediate
Franklin, WV 17 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4Seneca Rocks Trail #563
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV 12 
23.9 mi 38.5 km #5North Fork Mountain Trail #501
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV 11 
5.7 mi 9.2 km #6Glade Creek Trail
Intermediate
Daniels, WV
Intermediate
Daniels, WV 14 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #7Dunkenbarger Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV
1.5 mi 2.3 km #8Little Stonecoal Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Davis, WV
0.5 mi 0.8 km #9Castle Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanaford, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanaford, WV
2.4 mi 3.9 km #10Bear Rocks Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV

Photos of Southern W. Virginia - 262

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Chilling on Diamond Point.
Aug 1, 2016 near Fayette…, WV
A fall Hike on the Big Stonecoal Trail, to Lion's Head.
Jan 23, 2018 near Davis, WV
Bear Rocks Trail
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV
View from the trail
Jun 15, 2022 near Fayette…, WV
View from the trail
Jun 15, 2022 near Fayette…, WV
View from the trail
Jun 15, 2022 near Fayette…, WV
View from the trail
Jun 15, 2022 near Fayette…, WV
Campsite with great fire set up right off the trail.
Feb 28, 2020 near Franklin, WV