Sods Circuit

Laneville, West Virginia 26263

Sods Circuit

Sods Circuit Professional Review and Guide

"This is a highly recommended hike encompassing the best of what this wilderness has to offer. The trail hikes along the cascading Red Creek and Stonecoal Run and travels through the wonderfully scenic and unique barrens of the Sods. A steep climb up the ridge keeps you honest, but a rocky ridge-top view of the Red Creek Valley adds icing to the cake.

Truly one of the most unique ecosystems in West Virginia is that contained in Dolly Sods. Today, northern hardwood forests characterize the lower elevations while open heath barrens and wide-open sods occupy higher elevations. The beauty of the area is stunning. Even though this wilderness is one of the most popular hiking destinations in West Virginia, the sense of solitude is strong."

Sods Circuit Reviews

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nice trail. very rocky. camped by red creek, then did the majority of the hike the next day. the guide was excellent and spot on. thanks!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Year-round, but road may be closed by snow in winter
2,550 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,950 feet
Top Elevation
Dolly Sods Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Blackbird Knob, Blackwater Falls, Hopeville, Laneville
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018