Dolly Sods Wilderness

Cabins, WV
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Dolly Sods Wilderness is a 19.4 mile loop trail located near Cabins, West Virginia and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Great adventure for all. Three day hike in which you see many different types of terrain all beautiful in their own way. Lots of flat places to set up camp, and the hilltop view is great.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Amazing three day hike. The scenery changes every few miles down the trail and is beautiful the whole way through. I would recommend this to anybody.

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16 Completed 15 Reviews

Fantastic views and varied flora. Wonderful 3 day excursion in the late spring.

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16 Completed 15 Reviews

Fantastic views especially at sunrise. Great meadow for camping.

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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Wild and wonderful! Love this place. Just completed approximately 16 mile loop in the southern section. Took blackbird to stone coal to red creek back to blackbird. Did this October 1st 2013. Colors were coming out in the trees. If there is a down side it would be the rocks in the trail. But , everything else makes this worth the trip. So far, this is my favorite place.

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42 Completed 2 Reviews

Dolly Sods is a very interesting wilderness. It is like ( another world.) the rugged dirt road leading to it is long and it is advisable to take it slow.. Once you arrive it truly is like being in a different world...vast, quiet and sort of mysterious! Awesome views of mountains. Rocky boulders, cliffs and drop-offs add to the challenge. Low growing shrubs and ( alpine-like) flowers adapted to its extremes add to interest. For the sure-footed, climbing and jumping over deep crevices for photo-ops is fun. Viewing the vastness of this ( almost mystical) place gives one a sense of peace and contemplation. Because it is a bit of a challenge driving the rough road, there are very few people. A very interesting and beautiful wilderness that I will surely re-visit!

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21 Completed 3 Reviews

If you want to get far off the beaten path Dolly Sods Wilderness is for you. Some portions of the trail are easy to follow but it would be unwise to venture into the area without a decent map and compass as there are no blazes and sometimes the trail can be faint or overgrown depending on how much travel it has seen.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I loved this hike. It was beautiful scenery and the difficulty was minimal. Made for a great day hike!

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Brent Dauner

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0 Completed 2 Reviews

Great views and not crowded at all.

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Jeff Kunkleman

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35 Completed 5 Reviews

This entire area in nice. I have done the Southern Section twice, but drove through the Northern section and it looks great. Just about as wild as Glacier NP, but at least the bears are all Black Bears. The roads are generally in bad shape. I have had flats 2 out of 3 trips. If you come in by Petersburg, Smokehole Caverns has a good hotel. Lots to do in the area. Great trout fishing. Highly recommend.

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