AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Bickle Knob Snowshoe Hike WV

Date and Time

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Stuart Recreation Area Bowdon WV,
West Virginia,


Registration is required for this activity.


Come join us on a gradual 1,762' climb up a forest service road to the observation tower on Bickle Knob. For this 8.2 mile round trip out and back hike we will use snowshoes or microspikes depending on the conditions. The tower provides outstanding views of the area. Bickle Knob is just east of Elkins WV and just west of the Otter Creek Wilderness Area in the Monongahela National Forest. This trip is suitable for participants in good physical condition and open to familes. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Snowshoes are required along with clothing appropriate for the conditions. To ensure your safety and enable you to join us on this hike, you must register here on the AMC Activities Database web site, complete the liability waiver form, and have your registration confirmed by this activity's AMC Chapter Leader. You will be notified by email when you are confirmed as a participant. ANYONE NOT RECEIVING A REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION FROM THIS ACTIVITY'S LEADER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE GROUP AT THE TRAILHEAD. AN RSVP ON MEETUP IS NOT CONSIDERED BEING REGISTERED FOR THIS ACTIVITY - THAT CAN ONLY BE ACCOMPLISHED HERE ON THE AMC ACTIVITY DATABASE WEB SITE. In the event that social distancing (6 feet) cannot be maintained during this activity, every participant must have a suitable medical or cloth mask made of two layers of fabric with them which covers their nose and mouth that they can use. Contact leader for any questions. Please note that the trip photo is not the same as on Bickle Knob.

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Google map of the hike.

Click map for driving directions
Fire tower on top of Wakely Mountain



Offered By









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.