Monongahela National Forest

Endlessly Wild & Wonderful

Monongahela National Forest, located in the Allegheny Mountains of east central West Virginia includes more than 920,000 acres of flowers, trees, rivers, trails and scenic views to explore.

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Monongahela National Forest was established in 1920 and encompasses one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the United States. Elevations range from just under 1,000 feet to 4,863 feet above sea level. Monongahela National Forest is a working forest providing timber, water, grazing, minerals and recreational opportunities. Explore your Forest!

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Wonderful Spring Flowers

wake robin trillium

One of the wonderful things about being in the woods in early spring is the abundance of wildflowers at Monongahela National Forest. The pageantry begins with spring ephemerals, woodland wildflowers which appear in early spring, flower, set seed, and then die back to their underground parts before the trees unfurl their leaves.

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West Virginia’s State Reptile – Timber Rattlesnake

timber rattlesnake

Timber rattlesnakes are found all over Monongahela National Forest and although you probably won't see one, it is possible. The timber rattlesnake is a venomous snake, but there is no reason to be fearful and certainly no reason to hurt or kill them.

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