Wilderness Way Trail

0.6 Miles

Dogs (leashed)

The Wilderness Way Trail at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Davis, West Virginia is an easy 0.6 mile out-and-back trail that leads to the edge of the Dolly Sods Wilderness and mainly to the Dolly Sods FR-80 Trail. The trailhead can be found along FR-80 with a small parking lot available to day hikers. You'll notice there's signage at this parking lot stating "No motor vehicles beyond this point" as the rest of FR-80 east of here is not a road.

Along the trail you can find wild cranberries growing during the summer to the sides of the trail. Just before you reach the Dolly Sods Wilderness, you'll find a wooden structure with signage for the wilderness.

Backpacking / Parking: All backpackers headed for Dolly Sods, utilizing overnight parking at this trailhead, must get an overnight parking permit from the wildlife refuge - information on how to do so can be found here; however, they request at least 4 days notice to ensure you get your parking permit.

To continue on to Dolly Sods from this trail, just continue hiking along the Dolly Sods FR-80 Trail.

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0.6 miles
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July 29, 2018
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July 11, 2019

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