Bearwallow Trail

Total Miles
4.2

Elevation

570.19 ft

Duration

8 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall

Trail Overview

Trails differ in skill level from blue and green to black and double black diamond. Very friendly for beginners/stock enthusiasts after their first badge. The double black diamond look to be a bit rough. I personally did not try them, as I am not built for them. The views, wildlife, and signs of mining are seen almost everywhere.

Photos of Bearwallow Trail

Bearwallow Trail
Bearwallow Trail
Bearwallow Trail

Difficulty

Ranges from easy to difficult. Most of the trail system is stock friendly.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Christian Stanley
May 03, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated
The highlighted trail for bearwallow is pretty easy but the other greens/blues easily kick up to a 5 rating. Verrrry narrow in places and steep hairpin turns made this nerveracking for a full size vehicle versus the ATVs rating this trail too. Bring a helmet and call ahead to the permit locations- none have helmets anymore so that’ll be a separate drive and a few moved or didnt have permits. Made getting on the trail annoying on top of costly
Doug Stokes
Mar 15, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Not great for Jeeps or full size 4x4. Not a fan of this trail. In my opinion, it’s like it was really created for ATV, dirt bike, and SxS use, then opened up to Jeeps to draw in riders and revenue. The trails are narrow, and often shelved in this hilly WV forest land, few bypass and right of way spots. The concept is interesting, but not a place for Jeeps or full size 4x4s or even large buggies. Expensive Annual pass and safety gear are Required for access, which would be fine if it were fun for Jeeps. It’s just not. Yes i’m a cry baby, but hope this honesty helps someone pick a better experience for their time and money and better suited for Jeeps.
Billy Hall
Dec 02, 2023
SxS
Open
Muddy/Wet
Christian Stanley
Sep 23, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Normal

Access Description

The main trailhead is just a couple of miles outside of Logan WV. There are also 2 other access points, one on the west side of the system that will lead you to the boreholes, and the other from the south West of the system that brings you out to Logan. This is a must-do as the switchbacks at dusk are really cool. Keep your eyes out for bears.

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