Backpacking — Tea Creek

Tea Creek Backpacking


There are 5400 acres of backcountry with 45 miles of trails here. For its size, Tea Creek provides a lot of trails. Tea Creek is adjacent to Cranberry Wilderness, so linking up with the Cranberry area is possible. All of the trails create loops that are good for many different 2 to 3 day trips as well as good day hikes. Trail Map Link Conservancy).

Directions from Morgantown

From I-79, take exit #57 and follow US 19south to WV 55east. Follow WV 55East past Richwood and take WV 150north to reach FR 86. Tea Creek Campground (1 mile west from 150) is the main entrance point for this area.

Travel Time: 3 hr


Backpacking, Hiking, Fishing, Swimming Holes, Mountain Biking


On Cemetery Road off Rt 39 at the eastern edge of Marlinton.

Marlinton Ranger District. PO Box 210, Marlinton, WV 24954-0210


304-799-4334 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest

Web resources:

Tea Creek Campground site

ORC Resources:

Brochure, Books – “Monongahelia National Forest Hiking Guide”, “Out There West Virginia A Guide to Backcountry Travel and Adventure”, “West Virginia Hiking Trails”

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