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Distance:
0.5 Miles / 0.8 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~15 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Monongahela National Forest
Town:
Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia
Directions:
39.065739, -79.301743
Added:
September 09, 2016
Updated:
October 25, 2018
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109 '

Total Change
75 '

Ascent
57 '

Descent

The Bear Rocks Preservation Trail at Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV, is an easy 0.5 mile out-and-back hike up to a scenic overlook with views of West Virginian mountains & even Shenandoah National Park on a good day.

This short and windy trail leads from the Dolly Sods parking lot up to the Bear Rocks Preservation.

On a clear day you can see Shenandoah National Park's Hawksbill Mountain and Stony Man, the highest peaks in the park.

The trail itself is not very flat and it winds through blueberry bushes over jagged rocks. Be careful of your foot placement, because it's easy to trip on this trail.

Dolly Sods trail map PDF

Explore 32 trails near Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
  1. Parking

    39.065739, -79.301743
  2. Main Trailhead

    39.066151, -79.301307
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Seasons

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0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Trail added
September 09, 2016
Hiked on
September 09, 2016
Updated on
October 25, 2018

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