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Monongahela National Forest, Canaan Mountain Backcountry
July 19 - July 25
TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19:
Canaan Mountain Backcountry is located on a high elevation plateau ranging in elevations from 3,100 to 4,145 feet. This is a semi-primitive area that includes many seasonally wet places. Poor drainage from trail surfaces, dense rhododendron thickets, and broken bog crossing structure have diminished the quality of recreation opportunities in the area. This trail section currently doesn’t receive much day to day use due to present conditions, making this a severely underutilized trail that could be part of a highly sought after backcountry loop. Trail use does still occur which has caused mud filled spots to widen and worsen. On Lindy Run Trail, the focus will be on both the demolition and construction phases of a boardwalk replacement project. This trail will provide a greater variety of backcountry loop options that can include a branch off to visit Table Rock, one of the most gorgeous overlooks in the area. This project is priority for the ranger district because it will link up already accomplished work in the area to provide for a better overall experience for locals and visitors alike. In 2018, a group of American Hiking Society Volunteers replaced a similar boardwalk on Pointy Knob Trail # 139 which connects to Lindy Run and other trails on Canaan Mountain.