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I am looking for a circuit/loop in West Virginia that is close to 50miles. I am seeking out trails that offer solitude. Any suggestions? I am willing to piece together a loop made up of existing trails, just needing suggestions. Will be a trip in May.
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There are plenty of circuits in WV that you could piece together but none I can think of that would get you to 50 miles without significant backtracking and zigzagging.  

PA is the land of long backpacking circuits.
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Diddo on PA,
The Quehanna could be made to a 50 mile circuit easily and you will have plenty of solitude. Also try the susquehannock. The black forest trail is on 42 miles but you could figure out a way to make it longer.
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I bet you could do it in the Cranberry area.
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Do the eastern Quehanna, via the east cross connector.  Extensive trail system.  Very isolated.  WV-like scenery with rhododendron jungles, open meadows, big rocks, cascades, beautiful streams, some nice views.  Plus the opportunity to see elk.  

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestr....dex.htm

http://midatlantichikes.com/qt-ne.htm


Susquehannock Trail is another good idea, and again, very isolated.

http://www.stc-hike.org/

Black Forest Trail is beautiful, but more popular.  

Chuck Keiper Trail is a 50 mile double loop and is also isolated.

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestr....dex.htm
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Dolly Sods might be worth a look. Not a loop...but certainly 50 miles of trails.
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Dolly Sods might be worth a look. Not a loop...but certainly 50 miles of trails.

Not quite. Official trail mileage for DS with DSN thrown in is 47.3 miles and that counts the Northland Loop Interpretive Trail also.

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