Big Stonecoal Trail

Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia

Elevation Gain1,365ft
Trailhead Elevation3,917ft
Elevation Min/Max2791/3917ft
Elevation Start/End3917/3917ft

Big Stonecoal Trail

Big Stonecoal Trail is a hiking trail in Tucker County, West Virginia. It is within Dolly Sods Wilderness. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 3,917 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,365 feet. This trail connects with the following: Breathed Mountain Trail, Red Creek Trail, Dunkenbarger Trail, Rocky Point Trail and Blackbird Knob Trail.

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Hiking Waterfalls in West Virginia (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"Big Stonecoal Run Falls is undoubtedly the highlight of this loop hike, especially for waterfall enthusiasts like us. However, this Dolly Sods Wilderness trek is rich in highlights throughout—and it’s challenging. First, walk a short distance up Red Creek, then turn up Little Stonecoal Run, an impressive incised mountain valley. Climb 1,000 feet to a spruce-topped highland plateau, crossing Dunkenbarger Run." Read more

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Trail Information

Dolly Sods Wilderness
Nearby City
Dolly Sods Wilderness
Monongahela National Forest, Potomac Ranger District, HC 59, Box 240, Petersburg 26847; (304) 257-4488;
Local Contacts
Monongahela National Forest, Dolly Sods Wilderness; USGS Laneville, Hopeville
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Dec 2018