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Dolly Sods Wilderness Area



Dolly Sods is part of the Mononghelia National Forest.

From Petersburg follow WV 28/55 south to Jordan Run Road. Turn right and go 1 mile to Forest Road 19. Turn left and follow FR 19 six miles to the Dolly Sods Scenic Area. The wilderness is directly ahead of you at the intersection with FR 75. Turn right for Wildlife and Fisher Spring trailheads; turn left for Rohrbaugh and Red Creek trailheads.

From Canaan Valley: follow WV 32 south to the Laneville Road (WV 45). Turn left and go approximately 6 miles to the Red Creek Bridge, where the road changes from pavement to gravel and is now Forest Road 19. Red Creek trailhead is on the left behind the Laneville wildlife management cabin. Continue on FR 19 to get to Rohrbaugh trailhead and FR 75.

Website: USDA website for Dolly Sods

Album for Dolly Sods

Dolly Sods Trail Map

Trails Hiked:

Rocky Ridge, Blackbird Knob, Breathed Mountain Trails: 3.4 miles; 3908 – 4175 feet
Rohrbaugh Trail (partial): 3.0; 3790 – 4120 feet
Rocky Ridge Trail: 3.7 miles; 3987-4192 feet
Rocky Ridge Trail: 1.8 miles; 3940-4175 feet
Rocky Ridge Trail: 4.9 miles; 3965-4184 feet
Blackbird Knob Trail, Upper Red Creek Trail, Dobbin Grade Trail (swamp), Beaver Dam Trail, and then Forest Road 75: 6.7 miles; 838 feet




GPX Maps:

Dolly Sods 2016
Dolly Sods 2015
Dolly Sods 2014