In West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest, the Dolly Sods Wilderness features sweeping vistas, spruce and aspen groves, beautiful meadows, beaver dams and rolling creeks. The area is also home to several intersecting trails, offering a selection of loop options for multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty.
The Rocky Point Trail is a short but challenging hike between two popular trails: the Red Creek Trail and Big Stonecoal Trail. All three trails were built on old logging railroad corridors that serviced the once-bustling timber industry in this area. The aptly named Rocky Point Trail is rougher than the other two, as its surface is composed primarily of large stones, although the grade is mild.
The nearly 2-mile trail curves through the forest, including a section in a large stand of pine trees. Ultimately, trail users emerge into a clearing with some of the best views of the surrounding canyon.
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