Roaring Plains West

  

The 6,792 acre Roaring Plains West Wilderness area is located approximately 3 miles southwest of the Dolly Sods Wilderness. Canaan Valley State Park is about 5 miles north of the area. Primary access is from the Flatrock Run Trail and Forest Road 70 (gated, but open during autumn hunting season). The vegetation is diverse and consists of mixed hardwoods, red spruce and brush, with an under-story of bogs, grasses and rhododendron. The elevations range from 3,000 along the southern perimeter of the area to over 4,700 feet at the top of Mt. Porte Crayon.

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At a Glance

Restrictions:
  • Groups over 10 persons are prohibited in Wilderness.
  • Mountain bikes and mechanical devices such as carts are not allowed on Wilderness trails.
  • Removal of plants, stone or moss is prohibited.
  • Pets must be under your control at all times.
  • Motor vehicles are restricted to roads and parking areas.
  • Camp at least 200 feet from all roads, streams and trails.
  • Follow Leave No Trace ethics. More information can be found at www.lnt.org.
Information Center: For more information contact Cheat-Potomac Ranger District, HC 59 Box 240, Petersburg, WV 26847 (304) 257-4488 ext. 0

General Information

Directions:

From Petersburg follow WV 28/55 south to Jordan Run Road. Turn right and go 1 mile to Forest Road 19. Turn left and follow Forest Road 19 six miles until it intersects with Forest Road 75. At the intersection, turn left and continue on Forest Road 19. Forest Road 70 (access to Roaring Plains Trail) will be on the left, about 1 mile after the junction with Forest Road 75. To access Flatrock Run Trail, continue on Forest Road 19. Cross Red Creek Bridge, travel 1.3 miles on County Rt. 45/1 to Bonner Mountain Road, turn left and continue for 0.5 mile to the trailhead parking that is located on your right just before bridge over Red Creek. Trail is 0.2 miles west on left side of Bonner Mountain Road.

From Canaan Valley follow WV Rt. 32 south to Laneville Road (County Rt. 45/4) and turn left. To access Flatrock Run Trail, travel approximately 4.4 miles to Bonner Mountain Road , turn right and go about 0.5 to the trailhead parking that is located on your right just before the bridge over Red Creek. Trail is 0.2 miles west on left side of Bonner Mountain Road.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


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