Trout Pond to Long Mountain Trail Loop

Baker, West Virginia

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A long strenuous hike with great views from Lina Constable Overlook and long sections on wide grassy trails. Trout Pond Recreation Area is located on the western slope of Long Mountain. In addition to the trail system around Trout Pond Lake, the local region offers several hiking adventures. The Trout Pond Recreation Area also includes a small lake for fishing and swimming, plus a relaxing picnic facility and a campground. Special attractions: Great rock formations and quiet solitude.
Hiking West Virginia

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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

A long strenuous hike with great views from Lina Constable Overlook and long sections on wide grassy trails. Trout Pond Recreation Area is located on the western slope of Long Mountain.

In addition to the trail system around Trout Pond Lake, the local region offers several hiking adventures. The Trout Pond Recreation Area also includes a small lake for fishing and swimming, plus a relaxing picnic facility and a campground. Special attractions: Great rock formations and quiet solitude.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Baker
Distance: 8.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800 feet
Top Elevation: 3,200 feet
Local Contacts: Trout Pond Recreation Area
Local Maps: USGS Wolf Gap
Driving Directions: Directions to Trout Pond to Long Mountain Trail Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

11/24/2011
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What an experience!! Finding the park in the mids of WV wildreness proved to be a slight challenge (thanks to locals for pointing us in the right direction). There were only a couple of die-hard hunters in the camp with plenty of spacious camps sites for our 2 human + 4 canines tent. However, keep in mind this was Thanksgiving weekend. Finding the trail head (by the camp site 27) was easy and since it's mostly folloing grassy or gravel roads it was just as easy to follow. FYI - Trout pond trail follows purple marking, where the Long Mt. Trail follows the yellow marking. Difficult rating was probably little overrated though...it's only 7 miles (not the 8.4) and besides the initital climb the remaining trail is either very gradually inclining or declining. With plenty of time spent "smelling the roses" it took us less than 4 hrs.



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