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Devils Nose - Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, WV


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Devils Nose
2.2 mls N/A
Hiking Time:
Elev. Gain:
Parking:
1.5 hrs plus a half hour for lunch
440 ft

Park at the end of Maverick Trail Road. 39.60028, -78.11006
Devils Nose/Third Hill Mountain
6.2 mls N/A
Hiking Time:
Elev. Gain:
Parking:
4.0 hrs plus a half hour for lunch
1,290 ft

Park at the end of Audubon Road. 39.58724, -78.11897
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Devils Nose in the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area WV is a unique rock out cropping that overlooks Meadow Branch Creek gorge. Although the 1.1 mile hike to Devils Nose can be busy on nice days, the outcrop is more than 75 yards long and has plenty of room for you to find a quiet place to enjoy the views. Meadow Branch can run high in the spring and the new bridge now makes it an easy crossing. Hike the longer 6-mile option to Devils Nose and also get to enjoy the little-visited easterly overlooks towards North Mountain from the Tuscarora Trail on Third Hill Mountain.

Devils Nose - 2.2 Miles

  • Mile 0.0 - From the parking area at the end of Maverick Trail road, pass through the closed gate onto the white blazed Devils Nose Connector Trail. The trail is wide and easy to navigate. Pass a side trail on the right that leads down to Meadow Branch in 0.4 miles.
  • Mile 0.6 - Turn right off the Devils Nose Connector Trail onto the narrower blue blazed Tuscarora Trail. The Tuscarora Trail will head down towards Meadow Branch and enter an area of pine trees where it makes a sharp left. Continue downward to Meadow Branch.
  • Mile 0.8 - Cross Meadow Branch over the bridge and stay right beginning to climb Sleepy Creek Mountain. Soon pass a small overlook of Meadow Branch, where the trail turns more steeply uphill. Follow the trail for another 0.25 miles to the intersection of the white blazed Devils Nose Overlook Trail.
  • Mile 1.1 - Follow the white blazed trail onto Devils Nose for outstanding views of Meadow Branch in the gorge below. Note: If you wish to add some additional milage, after stopping at Devils Nose, continue on the Tuscarora Trail for less than a mile where there are two more overlooks of the gorge and valley to the north.
  • Mile 2.2 - Retrace your route back the parking area on Maverick Trail road.

Devils Nose/Third Hill Mountain - 6.2 Miles

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