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Dolly Sods Wilderness Three Night 12 mile Overlook Lovers Backpack, WV (2C12)

Date and Time

Friday, June 26, 2020 3:00PM - Monday, June 29, 2020 10:00AM


Laneville WV,
West Virginia,


Registration is required for this activity.


A three-night backpack in the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia. Dolly Sods is located in the Monongahela National Forest. Arrive late Friday afternoon and hike 2 miles to a spectacular overlook on the Rohrbaugh Plains Trail. On Saturday move camp to the Lion's Head overlook on Breathed Mountain over another 5 miles. On Sunday hike 4 miles to a campsite near Laneville, with a final hike on Monday of 1 mile on this point-to-point backpack. All of the campsites are beautiful locations. There will be plenty of time to relax, enjoy the views, and swim if it is warm enough. We hope to see the rhododendron still blooming as well. This backpack is suitable for beginner backpackers in good physical condition and who have hiking experience. Trails tend to be rocky and wet. There is one moderately steep climb, two moderately steep descents and several stream crossings. Two of the campsites sometimes require a long walk for water. Please register by clicking on the register now button.

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Related Link(s):

For a good map of the area.
Photo album of our last trip here
Photo album from our 2018 trip here

Click map for driving directions
Rohrbaugh Trail Overlook of Red Creek Canyon.  Dolly Sods Wilderness Area WV.



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey




Moderate 2C12


Adults (18+)


I grew up hiking in state parks, national forests, and wilderness areas throughout West Virginia and have been backpacking since 2015, including two section hikes on the AT in Virginia. I am a backpacking leader interested in exploring out-of-the-way places and providing a means for everyone to experience extended trips in the wilderness. The more we spend time in nature the more we'll want to protect the environment and understand our connection with it.


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.