Middle Mountain/Laurel Fork Area


The Middle Mountain/Laurel Fork Area is a wonderfully isolated section of the Monongahela National Forest.  There are 10 trails in the area with a total of over 50 miles of hiking.  Highlights include the High Falls Trail to one of the best waterfalls in the state, the West Fork Rail Trail, the Allegheny Trail, and Laurel Fork Wilderness.  


The Middle Mountain/Laurel Fork Area is located in central WV, southeast of Elkins.  
Google Map directions below take you to the High Falls Trailhead.  Other trailheads include Laurel Fork 38.740420, -79.692263 (at the campground), West Fork Trailhead 38.711201, -79.780756 and County Line Trailhead 38.718548, -79.741485.  


BackpackingCamping, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming Holes


Greenbrier Ranger District. Box 67, Bartow, WV 24920. On Rt 92/250 just east of Bartow


304-456-3335 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest


Brochure, Books:

  • “Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide”
  • “Out There West Virginia A Guide to Backcountry Travel and Adventure”
  • “West Virginia Hiking Trails”
Hero photo courtesy of Michelle Klishis

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