Canaan Loop Road

4.7/5 (9 reviews)
Located near Thomas and Davis, Canaan Loop is situated in a wonderful area. Both towns feature a lovely atmosphere, focused on outdoor recreation, with local shops, breweries, and restaurants. Blackwater Falls State Park has a wonderful selection of trails and waterfalls. Nearby Dolly Sods contains ... Read More
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Highlights of Canaan Loop Road

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Camping Category Icon Camping
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Scenic Category Icon Scenic
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Highest Elevation
3810 ft
Shape of Trail
Loop
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
FS13
Nearest Town
Davis
Nearest Services
Davis
Management Agency
Manongahela National Forest
District
Cheat-Potomac District

Overview

Located near Thomas and Davis, Canaan Loop is situated in a wonderful area. Both towns feature a lovely atmosphere, focused on outdoor recreation, with local shops, breweries, and restaurants. Blackwater Falls State Park has a wonderful selection of trails and waterfalls. Nearby Dolly Sods contains plants and animals found nowhere else south of Canada. It truly is a nature lover's dream. Although many people experience the area by sticking to the towns and well-trod paths, being able to drive in and find a plethora of dispersed camping spots makes Canaan Loop a wonderful experience. It's easy to escape into nature while being close to amenities. From many of the campsites on the trail, Davis is less than 20 minutes away. Being able to leave a local brewery and be back at camp that quickly is a fantastic experience. The trail itself is absolutely beautiful and weeks could be spent driving and stopping to explore the surrounding hiking trails, fishing spots, nature viewing areas. Although it provides some measure of difficulty, it provides inexperienced drivers a beautiful place to test their skills.

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56 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
9 Community Reviews
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