Allegheny Trail - Forest Trail 701

  

The Allegheny Trail travels from Virginia to Pennsylvania. This 5 miles of the Allegheny Trail is the only section of the trail on the Monongahela National Forest. The section often called the Davis Trail runs from Blackwater Falls State Park to the Canaan Loop Road. The section from the Canaan Loop Road to Canaan Valley State Park is often called the Canaan-Blackwater Cross-Country Ski Trail. Approximately 1.2 miles of this 5 mile section follows along the Canaan Loop Road. Approximate hiking time for this section is 2 hours.

The Allegheny Trail continues south of Canaan Valley State Park along the Glady Fork River and eventually ends up in Virginia. It continues north of Blackwater Falls State Park and goes to Pennsylvania. A 6-person Adirondack Shelter is located along this section of trail just north of the trails junction with the Plantation Trail.

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At a Glance

Restrictions: Motor vehicles are restricted to roads and parking areas.
Closest Towns: Canaan Valley, WV and Davis, WV
Water: Purify all water or bring your own.
Restroom: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cheat Ranger District

General Information

Accessibility:

 


Directions:

Located west of State route 32 between Canaan Valley State Park and Blackwater Falls State Park near Davis. Take Route 32 south 3.3 miles from the Blackwater River bridge in Davis to a large white sign that points to ""#1 Wilderness Road."" This is the Canaan Loop Road.

The road is approximately 18 miles long and good for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Driving is permitted, although you should exercise caution, especially when in a low-clearance vehicle. The road makes a loop from Route 32 to Blackwater Falls State Park, covering much of the perimeter of Canaan Mountain.

The northern portions of this road are on private land. Visitors should call Allegheny Wood Products to secure permission before traveling on the northern portion of the road.


General Notes:

General Guidelines

  • Practice Leave No Trace outdoor ethics: do not build a camp within 200 feet of streams.
  • Trails can be muddy and wet so be prepared to get your feet wet. Wear proper footwear.
  • Bring drinking water; otherwise, treat water from streams and springs before drinking to kill harmful pathogens.
  • During hunting seasons, hikers are encouraged to wear high visibility clothing.
  • Light weight camping stoves are encouraged.

 


Directions:

The Canaan Mountain Back Country is located west of State route 32 between Canaan Valley State Park and Blackwater Falls State Park near Davis, West Virginia. Take Route 32 south 3.3 miles from the Blackwater River Bridge in Davis to FR 13. Turn right onto Forest Road 13 (Canaan Loop Road).


General Notes:

General Guidelines

  • Practice Leave No Trace outdoor ethics: do not build a camp within 200 feet of streams.
  • Trails can be muddy and wet so be prepared to get your feet wet. Wear proper footwear.
  • Bring drinking water; otherwise, treat water from streams and springs before drinking to kill harmful pathogens.
  • During hunting seasons, hikers are encouraged to wear high visibility clothing.
  • Light weight camping stoves are encouraged.

Activities


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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Hunting

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Winter Sports

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