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The Best Backpacking in Oakland

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Top backpacking spots in and near Oakland

  • McHenry, Maryland

    Red Trail to Green Trail Loop

    7.43 mi / 942 ft gain
    Red Trail to Green Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near McHenry, Maryland.
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  • Maysville, West Virginia

    Dolly Sods North Loop via Bear Rocks

    5.0
    11.69 mi / 1171 ft gain
    Arguably one of the most beautiful hiking areas on the United States' east coast, the Dolly Sods Wilderness inarguably has the most unique trailhead warning sign: Watch out for unexploded ordinance in the area. (The U.S. Army used the area for artillery and mortar training during WWII.) Don't fre...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Bear Rocks and Beaver Dam Loop

    6.36 mi / 699 ft gain
    Starting on Bear Rocks Trail, hike down to the Red Creek. Sometimes water levels can be high, but most of the time you can cross the creek without getting any deeper than your knees. Link up with the Raven Ridge Trail and head south. Enjoy the views through this section, as it's a great place to ...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Bear Rocks/Lions Head Loop

    19.74 mi / 1798 ft gain
    Bear Rocks/Lions Head Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Davis, West Virginia.
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Bear Rocks Loop

    4.7
    10.54 mi / 1293 ft gain
    This particular hike is great as there are multiple camping sites, both established and backcountry, and views for miles around almost every bend. Still not convinced? This high-altitude plateau has characteristics typically found in Canadian landscapes. so you can travel north without leaving y...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Coal Knob and Breathed Mountain Loop via Bear Rocks Trail

    24.33 mi / 2871 ft gain
    Coal Knob and Breathed Mountain Loop via Bear Rocks Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Davis, West Virginia.
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Dolly Sods Wilderness North Loop via Rocky Ridge Trail

    5.0
    12.78 mi / 1378 ft gain
    The hike begins at the "Dolly Sods Trailhead Parking" location easily found on Google Maps. The lot is big enough for about 6-8 vehicles. Begin walking at the end of the gravel parking lot/road for about 0.5 miles until you enter the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in a small grassy field where sever...
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  • Parsons, West Virginia

    Lower Otter Creek Loop Trail

    19.3 mi / 2625 ft gain
    Lower Otter Creek Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Hendricks, West Virginia.
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  • Salisbury, Pennsylvania

    Primitive Camp along Wolf Rocks Trail

    3.0
    1.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    This is a GREAT location for beginning backpackers with minimal backpacking rules, short trails and cell service. Although all trails (with a few exceptions found in this brochure -labeled as "Areas Closed to Camping") in the Forbes State forest allow primitive backpack camping (primitive backpac...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Big Stonecoal Trail

    11.51 mi / 1526 ft gain
    Big Stonecoal Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Davis, West Virginia.
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Red Creek Trail

    12.39 mi / 1713 ft gain
    Red Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Davis, West Virginia.
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  • Cabins, West Virginia

    Backpack the North Fork Mountain Trail & Chimney Top

    5.0
    24.7 mi
    One of my favorite hikes in West Virginia, since the whole ridge is full of views.  Backpacking the North Fork Mountain Trail is about 24.7 miles in total and a challenging hike but with relentless views. In my opinion, the best West Virginia has to offer. Summertime backpacking the whole the NFM...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Rohrbaugh Trail

    7.04 mi / 994 ft gain
    Rohrbaugh Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Cabins, West Virginia.
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  • Parsons, West Virginia

    Moore Run Trail

    15.78 mi / 1811 ft gain
    Moore Run Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Bowden, West Virginia.
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  • Morgantown, West Virginia

    Decker's Creek Trail

    19.07 mi / 1404 ft gain
    Decker's Creek Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Morgantown, West Virginia.
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  • Riverton, West Virginia

    Seneca Creek Trail

    9.96 mi / 1368 ft gain
    Seneca Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Riverton, West Virginia.
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