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The Best Backpacking in Fayetteville

Looking for the best backpacking in Fayetteville? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Fayetteville. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Fayetteville

  • Alum Creek, West Virginia

    Polly Hollow, Hemlock Falls and Bob White Pathway

    3.68 mi / 630 ft gain
    Polly Hollow, Hemlock Falls and Bob White Pathway is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Hernshaw, West Virginia.
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  • Richwood, West Virginia

    Backcountry Fly Fish on the Cranberry River

    The Cranberry Wilderness is one of the largest wilderness areas east of the Mississippi and offers a unique backcountry fly fishing opportunity within West Virginia. One of the best ways to access the Cranberry River to hike, explore, and fish the river is from the Cranberry River Campground. J...
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  • Richwood, West Virginia

    Public Road 108 and Williams River Middle Fork Trail

    11.83 mi / 1926 ft gain
    Public Road 108 and Williams River Middle Fork Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Marlinton, West Virginia.
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  • Marlinton, West Virginia

    North Fork Trail #272

    18.71 mi / 1726 ft gain
    North Fork Trail #272 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Hillsboro, West Virginia.
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  • Marlinton, West Virginia

    North Fork Trail to Middle Fork Trail Loop

    23.66 mi / 3005 ft gain
    North Fork Trail to Middle Fork Trail Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Hillsboro, West Virginia.
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  • Marlinton, West Virginia

    North-South Loop Trail

    18.37 mi / 2156 ft gain
    North-South Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Hillsboro, West Virginia.
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  • Marlinton, West Virginia

    Backpack the Cranberry Wilderness North South Loop Trail

    17.1 mi / 1916 ft gain
    The Cranberry Wilderness is lesser known, but if you're looking for a rugged escape, this is it. Be mindful of your water intake, as there are a few stretches upwards of 6-8 miles where there is no access to fresh water. Those areas are well-known in most of the hiking blogs/guides (I'd recommend...
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