Loading...

Wilderness Way Trail

0.6 Miles
Easy
2
By:
Admin user profile picture
Trail added on:
July 29, 2018
Updated on:
July 11, 2019

Time to Hike: ~18 minutes

Dogs (leashed)

Loading...
MyHikes™
Mapbox
Loading...
54 '

Total Change
71 '

Ascent
71 '

Descent
Download GPX with Waypoints
Note: Waypoints always include the parking location and trailhead. Campsites, waterfalls, and other points of interest are included in the GPX only if shown on the map.

Trail Notes

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.


View more trails near Davis, WV

Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Surface Type

Dirt

Seasons

All
Wilderness Way Trail default picture

Photo Albums

Hiked it? Upload pictures from the trail

Find Hiking Trails Near Me:

Map of MyHikes' trails in North America

2 Trip Reports

Hiked it? Add a Trip Report
0.6 miles
Trail added
July 29, 2018
Updated on
July 11, 2019
0.6 miles
July 27, 2018
Hiking

Weather Forecast

In Davis, WV

Explore Hiking Trails

New Hikes

less than 500
Double Drainage Falls
less than 500
1
Fort Sumner Park Trail
less than 500
Dufresne White & Green Loop
less than 500
Wales Preserve Loop

Sign up with MyHikes today!

We're an independent hiking platform helping you find new trails to explore

Join for free

Before you leave...

MyHikes is an independently-owned platform aimed to make exploring public trails easier for everyone. The site has no investors and is owned and operated by one person, Dave / Admin. We share trails, hikes, and backpacking trips on the interwebs for the fun of it and put a ton of time into mapping and writing about new trails to publish each month.

It takes a lot of time 🕦, money 💰, and effort (including espresso shots ☕) to run MyHikes. We simply ask that if you find our content helpful or useful when planning your next adventure that you consider making a small donation to help keep the site running.

You can become a Supporter* (*MyHikes user account required) to unlock perks for as little as $0.83/month with a 1-time non-recurring payment 😎 Or you can simply Donate any amount without a MyHikes user account. Otherwise, telling your friends about MyHikes is the next-best thing to a donation - both quick and free 😄

Thanks for visiting MyHikes and have a great hike! ✌
- Dave
MyHikes Founder / Admin