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.

Tucker & Grant counties

Website: USDA website for Dolly Sods

Album for Dolly Sods

Dolly Sods Trail Map


Blackwater Canyon, Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Mountain Backcountry, Canaan Valley State Park, Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge, Chimney Top, Fairfax Stone State Park, Otter Creek Wilderness, Roaring Plains

Trails Hiked:

Rocky Ridge, Blackbird Knob, Breathed Mountain Trails: 3.4 miles; 3908 – 4175 feet
Rohrbaugh Trail (partial): 3.0; 3790 – 4120 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
Rocky Ridge, Blackbird Knob, Harman Trails: 4.2 miles; 3746-4190 feet (684 ft)


May 2013, May 2014, July 2015, October 2015, May 2016, May 2016, June 2017, September 2017, December 2017, February 2018

GPX Maps:

Dolly Sods

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