Canaan Mountain is a high elevation plateau ranging in elevations from 4,145 feet at Pointy Knob to 3,100 feet near Blackwater Falls State Park. The semi-primitive area consists of approximately 13,532 acres on the top of the plateau. Red Spruce and Hemlock forests, Rhododendrons and boggy areas characterize this backcountry. There are 11 hiking trails totaling 33 miles, many of them rocky and wet. Trail Map (Highlands Conservancy). Trail Map and Brochure (Mon. National Forest)
Backpacking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing
(Office) Cheat Ranger District. PO Box 368, Parsons, WV 26287. On US Route 219 just east of Parsons.
304-478-3251 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest
- “Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide”
- “Out There West Virginia A Guide to Backcountry Travel and Adventure”
- “West Virginia Hiking Trails”