Monongahela National Forest (Other)
Any trail in the Monongahela National Forest can essentially be used as a backpacking location. It is legal to do dispersed camping anywhere that is not otherwise restricted. The larger trail systems in the forest that would be good for backpacking include: Lake Sherwood/Middle Mountain Area, Olson Tower/Blackwater Canyon, and Shavers Fork Area.
(Forest Office) 200 Sycamore Street, Elkins, WV 26241
304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest
Monongahela National Forest Hiking Page
- “Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide”
- “Out There West Virginia A Guide to Backcountry Travel and Adventure”
- “West Virginia Hiking Trails”