Dolly Sods Wilderness

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Dolly Sods Wilderness is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Cabins, WV that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

6.5 miles 705 feet Loop
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Nathan Roberts
3 days ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

By far my favorite place to go backpacking while in college at WVU. Great trail systems, well maintained and it really feels remote without being too far away. It's usually crowded though, not to the point that you can't find a place to get away, but every ime I've been up here there have been other groups of people around....except during the winter

Karen Wilburn
18 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

This series of trails were awesome. The scenery changes so often it's like you're in several climates in one weekend.

Jesse Florig
23 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Really great trail considering how close it is to DC. You'll pass through a variety of very distinct Eco systems.

Robert Aberegg
6 months ago

72 Completed30 Reviews

Playing at Bear Rocks is a blast, and the views are incredible.

Jamison Roberts
8 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

While it's true that several of the trails (Bear Rocks, Dobbin's Grade) end up being more like creeks with any bit of rain, I find Dolly Sods to be a fantastic place to hike. It's a great change from the typical lower elevation, mid-west forest trails that I usually hike on. There are great open air views separated by pine forests. The aforementioned Dobbin's Grade does have a swamp for about the last 3rd of it's length (going east), but if you don't mind taking it slow and easy you can get through it mostly dry. The trails on the south side of the sods are much rockier, reminding me of portions of the AT in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Benjamin R.
9 months ago

Decent views, but watch out for rattlesnakes! This area has tons of them.

Christa Seymour
10 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Seneca Rocks is one of my favorite places in WV. The view is beautiful and the little shops around the base of the rocks are so cute!

Jeremy Warner
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Gabe Blake
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Mandy S.
1 year ago

There are caves in the area so it is a great opportunity to do some spelunking!

Mandy S.
1 year ago

Sean Worsena
1 year ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Very Beautiful park, with some awesome spots. Only bad thing is some of the trails aren't the greatest marked and could possibly get lost.

David Coleman
1 year ago

5 Completed2 Reviews

The trails I took were the worse I have ever hiked! They went from hiking on a stream bed to sloshing through marsh land.Obviously whoever built the trails has no idea how to build a trail. Most of it is highly eroded becoming a stream bed in many cases. It is clear from the well worn side trails that being wet or marshy is more the rule that the exception.
Views are very nice and landscape is interesting and varied. I wish the trails were at least average which would motivate me to give it a higher score.

Andrew Hall
1 year ago

18 Completed2 Reviews

The views and varying terrain are amazing. A little busy on Memorial Day, but was a great trail for a training hike for our Venturing Crew. Two wet stream crossing / fords helped make the weekend high adventure. Good opportunity to work on your land navigation skills. Cairns mark the trails, and there are trail signs at most of the key intersections, but the trails are not blazed.

Judy M
1 year ago

37 Completed38 Reviews

We did Rocky Ridge Trail which is in North Dolly Sods just outside of the Wilderness area. Great trail. The large rock formations made us feel like we were in Arizona. The hike went along a mountain ridge the whole time so great views which opened to wide open plains on top of a mountain with rocks everywhere and mountain views on each side. It was one of our top hikes.

Heather C.
1 year ago

Beautiful place but please do your homework on the trails before you set out. Cell reception is not strong, so keep a hard copy of the map!

Luke McConnell
2 years ago

4 Completed2 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.

Tyler Burson
2 years ago

2 Completed2 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.

AD H.
2 years ago

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

AD H.
2 years ago

Fantastic views especially at sunrise. Great meadow for camping.