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Hiking in Monongahela National Forest

Monongahela National Forest is located in eastern West Virginia. Outdoor adventurers have ample opportunities to enjoy great West Virginia hiking in its expansive backcountry. There are more than 800 miles of 1st rate National Parks hiking trails here. The rugged Appalachians terrain found here earns West Virginia its nickname "The Mountain State."

The loop in the renowned Dolly Sods Wilderness has nearly everything a hiker cold ask for. There are rocky vistas, open glades, thick spruce, northern hardwood forests and more. The Summit Spruce Knob Summet trail goes up to the ridge of Spruce Mountain. There are over 60 miles of trails on this route that wind through beautiful northern hardwood forests.

The Shavers Mountain hike takes you through a less popular yet still worthwhile area of the Monongahela National Forest. Hikers may take the Johns Camp Run Trail to the Allegheny Trail. There is a shelter there that is used by overnight hikers.