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Distance:
1.4 Miles / 2.3 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~42 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Monongahela National Forest
Town:
Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia
Directions:
39.053096, -79.309443
Added:
August 20, 2017
Updated:
October 25, 2018
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298 '

Total Change
257 '

Ascent
283 '

Descent

The Beaver Dam Trail at Dolly Sods Wilderness, is a 1.4 mile out-and-back trail that leads from FR75 down to the Dobbin Grade Trail.

The entire trail is downhill, so the hike back isn't the easiest, but the grade isn't steep. At the end of the trail (where it meets with Dobbin Grade), you'll find Red Creek cutting through the valley for a water source.

Camping: There are plenty of campsites along this trail, which make it an easy drive-up backpacking trail. Right as you head onto the trail, heading down into the Sods, you'll notice there's an open field on your right-hand side - this is a popular campsite. Halfway through the trail is yet another campsite that sites under a couple of trees on the left-hand side of the trail.

Warning: Dolly Sods was used for military bombing training during WWII and there are still unexploded ordinances in the ground out in the wilderness. Most of these trails and the areas around them have been combed and searched, but not everything has been found. If you find any strange metal objects, especially bomb-shaped, do not tamper with them. Make a note of where you found it and alert the proper authorities. More information can be found at the wilderness trailheads.

Dolly Sods trail map PDF

Explore 31 trails near Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
  1. Parking

    39.053096, -79.309443
  2. Main Trailhead

    39.053056, -79.309595
  3. Vista of Dolly Sods Wilderness near the trailhead

    39.053239, -79.309897
    Vista of Dolly Sods Wilderness near the trailhead
  4. Vista of Dolly Sods Wilderness about half way down the trail

    39.054408, -79.316344
    Vista of Dolly Sods Wilderness about half way down the trail
  5. Campsite less than 1/10th a mile in

    39.053383, -79.310356
    Campsite less than 1/10th a mile in
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

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1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Trail added
August 20, 2017
Hiked on
August 20, 2017
Updated on
October 25, 2018
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
July 06, 2018
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0.5 miles / 0.8 km
July 06, 2018
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