★, Great scenic drive. Elakala trail -> balanced rock trail -> red spruce trail -> right onto yellow birch trail -> vista to falls -> Canaan loop road -> right yellow birch trail -> back to beginning, ★ If you're looking for a spectacular multi-day backpacking trip, this is the trail for you. Hotels near Monongahela National Forest, Elkins on Tripadvisor: Find 6,807 traveler reviews, 1,986 candid photos, and prices for 85 hotels near Monongahela National Forest in Elkins, WV. Monongahela National Forest, Elkins: See 8 reviews, articles, and 34 photos of Monongahela National Forest, ranked No.8 on Tripadvisor among 29 attractions in Elkins. (5/22/19, 9:51:35AM). Path is very well tended and easy to follow. The Monongahela National Forest is located in eastern West Virginia, 100 miles northeast of Charleston and 8 miles west of Franklin. I was here in November. Share. ★ The Table Rock Trail is located is located at the far western end of the Canaan Loop Road. The Monongahela National Forest is a recreation destination and major tourism attraction. Reviewingspots wrote a review Nov 2018. The route on this page has hiker taking a left onto Redman Run Trail, and ending their hike there. If you'd like to lengthen your hike. Monongahela National Forest 200 Sycamore Street Elkins, West Virginia 26241 (304) 636-1800 Telephone/TTY Cranberry Wilderness ... Three Forks the trail uses an old Forest Service Road that was previously a railroad grade. Great hike great campsites very remote area. If you're looking for a spectacular backpacking trip without too much difficulty, this is the trail for you. Monongahela National Forest moderate (73) Length: 17.7 mi • Est. Many switch backs to choose from little muddy in some areas. An excellent circuit, though the hike up the back was very steep and rocky. ★ This 10 mile (round-trip) hike takes you past some of Dolly Sods most beautiful scenery. The views along this trail are incredible, as you traverse the spine of North Fork Mountain. For more information on the area, contact the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce at (304) 257-2722. ★ The forest is beautiful! The dense rhododendron thickets, unblazed trails, and rugged terrain will have you feeling like you’re truly in the wild. hiking dogs-leash views forest nature-trips wildlife birding wild-flowers walking camping trail-running mountain-biking backpacking river kids Last-minute getaway? Date of experience: November 2020. Helpful. It was established in 1920 and encompasses one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the United States. Beautiful place. We hiled this backward according to this listing, as we started our trip at the top of the mountain. Beautiful. The actual North Fork Mountain Trail runs southeast all the way down to Route 33. Monongahela National Forest - Seneca Creek Trail - Forest Trail 515 Seneca Creek Trail - Forest Trail 515 5.2 miles. The North Fork Mountain Trail runs all the way from Route 33, northeast up to Route 28. Date of experience: November 2018. “I’ve always referred to the Arnold Tract as the heart of the Mon,” says historian Robert Whetsell. This hike is vigorous and enjoyable, steep in some stretches but not too severe. The route on this page has the hiker starting at the southern terminus, Route 33, and then hiking the entirety of the route. ★ You'll have to park your car right along 33, but there is parking there. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time! #1 - North Fork Mountain Trail: Out-and-Back from Route 33. When you get to the top you can’t really see the great rocks above unless you go up passed the warning sign about 15 people dying over the past years. On April 28, 1920, President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation designating the Arnold Tract and an additional 47,000 acres as the Monongahela National Forest. 4x4 off-road trail. 2 or 3 excellent-condition wood bridges keep you out of the creek, but some slogging through rock beds may get your feet wet if you're not careful even though the trail is well-maintained. Visitors can feel what life is like for the plants and animals living above 4,000 feet in the Allegheny Mountains. Please do not attempt these climbs unless you have the equipment and experience for technical rock climbing. Elevations range from just under 1,000 feet to 4,863 feet above sea level. This is a great hike traversing the spine of North Fork Mountain. On our most recent trip to West Virginia we took a detour down Forest Road 18 and it had some of the best views we’ve seen in the Monongahela National Forest. Trails for those looking to shorten their trip access trail ( TR515 ) Intermediate view is it. 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