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Distance:
8.8 Miles / 14.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
4 hours, ~24 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Monongahela National Forest
Town:
Hendricks, West Virginia
Directions:
39.045672, -79.606776
Added:
June 04, 2017
Updated:
February 11, 2022
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436 '

Total Change
671 '

Ascent
671 '

Descent

This part of the Otter Creek Trail at the Otter Creek Wilderness in Hendricks, West Virginia is an easy 8.8 mile out-and-back hike. Please note that the entire trail is 11.8 mile one-way so in order to do the entire trail out-and-back, you're looking at 23.6 miles unless you have two cars.

The trail is very flat with a minimal grade throughout the 4.5 one-way hike and the way back is all downhill. A few parts of the trail get narrow, so watch your step.

When you first start the trail, about 0.2 miles in is a suspension bridge that leads you across a large creek. After crossing the bridge, head right until your first left turn - marked as 'Otter Creek Trail'.

GPS map/data: The trail, displayed here, turns around at the junction with TR130 (Green Mountain Trail) after 4.4 miles one-way. For further details, check out the Otter Creek Wilderness trail map.

Waterfalls: Added waterfalls since we saw some small waterfalls along the trail and within the creek. No large waterfalls though.

Campsites: There are a plenty campsites found along the creek tucked away and out of view. We noted them at miles: 0.8, 2.9, 3.4, and 4.3.

Warning: The black flies along this trail are horrendous during the warmer months (usually late Spring through the Summer). It's best to bring a bug net for your face or avoid this trail entirely when they're out.

Click here for the Otter Creek Wilderness trail map.

Explore 31 trails near Hendricks, WV
  1. Parking

    39.045672, -79.606776
  2. Main Trailhead

    39.044797, -79.6067
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Spring

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8.8 miles / 14.2 km
Trail added
June 04, 2017
Hiked on
June 04, 2017
Updated on
February 11, 2022
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June 03, 2017
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