Laurel Fork North and South Wilderness (USDA Forest Service)

Monongahela National Forest, Bartow

These two wildernesses are located next to each other in Randolph County, West Virginia. They are separated only by a road and a campground, and are usually thought of and managed like one unit, commonly called "The Laurel Forks". The Laurel Forks lie between Middle Mountain and Rich Mountain, along the Laurel Fork River. They are the least visited of the Forest’s five wildernesses and provide great opportunities for solitude, although the long, thin nature of both areas does not provide for loop hikes that stay within the wildernesses’ boundaries. Elevation ranges from 2900 feet to over 3700 feet.