Richwood/Bishop Knob Area


The Richwood/Bishop Knob area is a part of the Monongahela National Forest. The trails in this area can be joined with forest roads and trails of the Cranberry Backcountry, Cranberry Wilderness and Tea Creek to create one of largest backcountry areas in the eastern U.S. There are eight total trails in this area that total just over thirty eight miles. Trails near Bishop Knob Campground include: Barrenshe Trail (#256), Hinkle Branch Trail (#219), Cranberry Ridge Trail (#223), Bishop Knob Trail (#215), Adkins Rockhouse Trail (#228). Trails near Richwood and accessed from Rt. 39 include Fork Mtn. Trail (#236), North Bend Trail (#225) and Big Run Trail (# 237).


The Richwood/Bishop Knob Area is located in south eastern West Virginia, north of Richwood, WV. Google directions below take you to Bishop Knob.


Backpacking, Camping, Sight Seeing (waterfall, overlooks), Swimming Holes, Cross Country Skiing, Mountain Biking


District Office - One mile east of Richwood on Rt 39/55

Gauley Ranger District. 932 North Fork Cherry Road. Richwood, WV 26261


304-846-2695 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest

Web resources:


Brochure, Books – “Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide”

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