Fox Forest Wildlife Management Area
Scott Ford Road, Elkins, WV 26241
Through the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) and the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners (WVMTR) partnership, the 120-acre plot between Scotts Ford and the DNR Office–Fox Forest Wildlife Management Area–has been turned into a spot for recreation and relaxation for the community. The forest’s four miles of maintained hiking trails are best accessed from the Scotts Ford Public Fishing Access–within walking distance for most South Elkins.
Fox Forest WMA is a wonderful place to just hike and get outdoors with various loop possibilities open to foot travel only (no bikes or horses per WMA guidelines). In addition to developing the trail system (and a pond on the south end of the property that is available for fishing,) the WV DNR and WV MTR have constructed three bridges, four benches, and five informational kiosks along the trails.
There is a parking lot at Scotts Ford Fishing Pier that is adjacent to the trailhead across the street. Check out this link for more information, Fox Forest WMA details, and download the map.