Dolly Sods

Dolly Sods Wilderness in Monongahela National Forest (Dry Fork, WV) spans Grant, Randolph, and Tucker County, WV, to the south of Canaan Valley. This wild and rugged terrain features open mountaintop meadows accented with brilliant gem colors throughout much of the year with forested vistas and vast rock outcrops over its more than 17,000 acres. Mountain laurel, blueberries, cranberries, stunted windswept spruce and pine, ramps, and carnivorous sundew are among the flora observable in this fascinating area, which also hosts unexploded live munitions from its time as a WWII artillery range (avoid these by staying on established trails). A favorite destination of wilderness campers, hikers, backpackers, and photographers from around the world, the Sods offers a unique opportunity to explore its magnificent alpine bogs, heaths, glades, and flora along 47 miles of trails.

Dolly Sods Wilderness

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BBQ Restaurant & Bar Near Dolly Sods

When you work up an appetite from all that hiking, let us cook for you. Step out of the Dolly Sods wilderness and into Canaan Valley BBQ in Canaan Valley, WV. We serve fresh Southern-style barbecue in your choice of chicken, pulled pork, brisket, and baby-back ribs with traditional country sides made in-house daily. Our restaurant is casual with a relaxed vibe and fire features to keep you comfortable when the weather gets damp. Canaan Valley BBQ offers a full bar featuring favorite local craft beers on draft, seasonal wines, and signature cocktails. We hope to see you while you’re in our neck of the woods!

Directions From Dolly Sods, WV to Nearest Town

We’re in the nearest town north from Red Creek Trailhead. To get to Canaan Valley BBQ, head north to FR 19 (the gravel road) *NOT south to DELTA 19* and follow FR 19 out to Red Creek Bridge (the paved road). Continue on for about 6 miles onto WV 45/4 (Laneville Road). Be sure to stay on WV 45/4 (Laneville Road) until it ends at Appalachian Highway and make the sharp right onto WV-32 N (Appalachian Highway). Follow WV-32 N (Appalachian Highway) all the way into Canaan Valley (about 4.1 miles), and then turn right onto Bensland Road (WV 32/9). Canaan Valley BBQ is on the left.