Trout Pond Trail

Hardy County, West Virginia
Elevation Gain1,375ft
Trailhead Elevation1,668ft
Elevation Min/Max1668/2823ft
Elevation Start/End1668/1668ft

Trout Pond Trail

Trout Pond Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Hardy County, West Virginia. It is within George Washington National Forest - Lee district. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 1,668 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,375 feet. The Trout Pond Trail landfill is near the trailhead. There is also a bench. Trout Pond Recreation Area Water Treatment Facility, Maintenance Area, and other meadows and the Trout Pond Trail landfill can be seen along the trail. There are also a wastewater plant, drinking water, an information board, and restrooms along the trail.

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Clayton, NJ
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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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Hardy County
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Trout Pond Recreation Area
Local Contacts
USGS Wolf Gap
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