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Otter Creek Trail

8.8 Miles
Easy
2
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Trail added on:
June 04, 2017
Updated on:
February 21, 2019

Camping Allowed

Waterfall

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Dogs (leashed)

Water Source

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.

Click here for the Otter Creek Wilderness trail map.


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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Surface Type

Dirt

Season

Spring

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436 '

Total Change
791 '

Ascent
790 '

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8.8 miles
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June 04, 2017
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February 21, 2019
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