Wilderness Trail - Holly River State Park
Holly River is West Virginia's second largest state park, containing 8,101 acres of dense forest located in a narrow valley. Surveying and mapping of old-growth areas in the Park is still underway. The known areas of old-growth are 1) along the Wilderness Trail near the cabin area, and 2) along Potato Knob trail in the southern area of the park. Several known areas of secondary old-growth exist around the Wilderness Trail and Laurel Fork trail (beyond the Crooked Fork footbridge, uphill towards the west), and around the "Giant Trees" area of Potato Knob trail. Trees to discover here include >200-year-old northern red oaks and chestnut oaks, large old tulip trees, and old black cherry trees. Holly River State Park is also known for a wide range of flora, including wildflowers and ferns.