|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – April 2008
Discover a slice of rare Eastern wild country in West Virginia, where Canadian taiga meets Southern forests.
Pick up a copy of the Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide by Allen DeHart and Bruce Sundquist ($18; West Virginia Highlands Conservancy) for trail beta and maps.
From Richwood, West Virginia, go 22 miles west on WV 39 to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. Turn left onto WV 150 and drive 10 miles to the North-South Trailhead.