Roaring Plains West Wilderness, WV, Backpack (2C12)

Date and Time

Friday, March 31, 2017 4:00PM - Sunday, April 2, 2017 2:00PM


Laneville WV,
West Virginia,


Registration is required for this activity.


A two-night backpack with 7 to 12 miles covered in an area next to the Dolly Sods Wilderness that is known for the sound of the wind roaring over the eastern continental divide. Meet at 4:00 PM at the Laneville wildlife cabin. After spotting vehicles we will do a short downhill backpack on the Boar's Nest Trail to a wilderness campsite. The plan for the rest of the weekend will depend on if it is winter or not. If too much like winter we will do one very cold stream crossing first thing and hike up the mountain and loop back down the South Prong Trail (with more cold stream crossings) back to our campsite for a second night. A short hike out Sunday morning. If springlike enough we will carry our packs up the mountain (with that stream crossing) and head out onto the Roaring Plains Trail and camp somewhere. On Sunday hike down to the road on Flatrock Run Trail. $5 nonrefundable registration fee. Please register using the link below. If you are not already a member of our Yahoo Backpackers Group, please join by going to Please provide your full name and AMC membership number. As a member you will receive notification of short notice backpacking trips and other backpack-related information which you may find interesting. You may also join our Facebook page which is open to members & nonmembers:

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $5 member / $5 non-member
Youth: $5 member / $5 non-member
*$5.00 nonrefundable registration fee contributes to volunteer leader wilderness first-aid training expenses and other administrative expenses of the backpacking committee.

Related Link(s):

A trip report and map of some of the area.
Roaring Plains West Wilderness Map

Canyon Rim Trail Roaring Plains Wilderness WV.



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.