Monongahela NF Wilderness Areas on Google Maps

With the signing of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, an additional 37,741 acres of the federal land managed by the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia has been given wilderness designation. Though the areas that received this designation have been previously managed for their recreational value, designating them wilderness affords them significant long-term protection. Presented here in Read More …

Allegheny Trail (#701) on Google Maps

Allegheny Trail kml is based on the Monongahela National Forest trails data. The number of vertices (and level of detail) in the file has been reduced for display on Google Maps. Accuracy is probably around 200’+/-. Also worth noting are route changes that are detailed on the West Virginia Scenic Trails Association website. This map doesn’t reflect those reroutes.

Upper Shavers Fork Valley on Google Maps

To the north of Snowshoe on the Monongahela National Forest, in the high valley of the Shavers Fork and along the ridges of Cheat and Back Allegheny mountains, the network of forest roads offers several options for long cross-country mountain bike ridesĀ  Many of the roads are open to motorized travel in a licensed vehicle, but are lightly traveled and Read More …