Middle Fork to North-South Trail Loop

Marlinton, West Virginia

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This long loop descends along the Middle Fork of the Williams River, then makes a major climb to the North-South Trail and the high bogs on Little Levels. With 35,864 acres, Cranberry Wilderness is one of the largest wilderness areas east of the Mississippi River. Owing to its beauty, Cranberry Wilderness is a favorite among hikers and backpackers. Do yourself and the wilderness a favor and disperse use. Special attractions: A spruce bog near the summit of Green Mountain.
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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

This long loop descends along the Middle Fork of the Williams River, then makes a major climb to the North-South Trail and the high bogs on Little Levels.

With 35,864 acres, Cranberry Wilderness is one of the largest wilderness areas east of the Mississippi River. Owing to its beauty, Cranberry Wilderness is a favorite among hikers and backpackers. Do yourself and the wilderness a favor and disperse use. Special attractions: A spruce bog near the summit of Green Mountain.

©  Steven Carroll and Mark Miller/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marlinton
Distance: 19.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Year-round, but road may be closed by snow in winter
Trailhead Elevation: 4,500 feet
Top Elevation: 4,500 feet
Local Contacts: Cranberry Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Hillsboro, Lobelia, Webster Springs SE, Woodrow
Driving Directions: Directions to Middle Fork to North-South Trail Loop

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