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Gems in Southern W. Virginia - 4

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gem Favorite Beautiful fall day!

Long Point Overlook

(18) 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

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

Nuttallburg

(5) Fayette…, WV

Recommended Routes in Southern W. Virginia - 13

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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 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 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 Gorg view of new river from the Grandview Overlook
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
Favorite Rocky Ridge trail
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 Nuttallburg coal chute.
Intermediate

Nuttallburg Loop

2.5 mi 4.1 km 233' Up 71.02 m Up 231' Down 70.45 m Down

Fayette…, WV
Favorite Sunset view!
Intermediate/Difficult

Roaring Plains Circuit

12.8 mi 20.6 km 2,203' Up 671.35 m Up 2,237' Down 681.78 m Down

Davis, WV
Favorite A walk in the Little Beaver State Park (WV).
Intermediate

Little Bear State Park Loop

6.0 mi 9.7 km 374' Up 113.94 m Up 374' Down 113.95 m Down

Daniels, WV

Southern W. Virginia Hiking

  • 1,281 Miles 2,062 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 86 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 167 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 32 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 35 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #2Seneca Rocks Trail #563
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV 16 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #3Rocky Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV 11 
5.3 mi 8.5 km #4Seneca Creek Trail (TR515)
Intermediate
Franklin, WV
Intermediate
Franklin, WV 18 
5.7 mi 9.2 km #5Glade Creek Trail
Intermediate
Daniels, WV
Intermediate
Daniels, WV 16 
23.9 mi 38.5 km #6North Fork Mountain Trail #501
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, WV 11 
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
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory
Intermediate
Union, WV
Intermediate
Union, WV
2.4 mi 3.9 km #10Bear Rocks Trail
Intermediate
Davis, WV
Intermediate
Davis, WV

Photos of Southern W. Virginia - 264

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Chilling on Diamond Point.
Aug 1, 2016 near Fayette…, WV
View from Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory
Nov 24, 2022 near Union, 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
800 steps down.
Aug 1, 2016 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