The Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks Lizard Map will help you plan all your adventures in and around the northeastern tier of Monongahela National Forest, Blackwater Falls State Park, Dolly Sods Wilderness and the Seneca Rocks region.
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A beautifully designed, easy to read topographic map featuring contour lines, elevation data, shaded relief, and all the key details you need to plan your adventures: backroads and trails, trail use designations, road surfaces (paved/gravel/4wd), parking access, campsites, public lands, historic sites and more.
Lizard Maps are durable, waterproof, and give you the big picture – the map opens to 24” x 36” and folds easily to 4” x 8” to fit in your back pocket. The scale is 1:48,000 (1 inch = 0.75 mile). Includes both lat./lon. and UTM coordinate systems.
Second Edition, published in 2020, ISBN 9781792333163
Public land: the northeastern tier of Monongahela National Forest, Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Canaan Valley State Park, Bear Rocks Preserve, Pike Knob Preserve, Dolly Sods Wilderness, Roaring Plains West Wilderness, Seneca Rocks, Smoke Hole and Spruce Knob.
Destinations: Red Creek Campground, The Road Across The Sky, Lower Glady Dispersed Camping Area, Gandy Creek Dispersed Camping Area, Spruce Knob Campground, Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, Big Bend Campground and Johnny Meadows Camping Area.
Roads: all Lizard Maps show which roads are paved, dirt/gravel or 4wd roads as well as which are gated. Perfect for bicyclists, dual sport riders and overlanders looking to put together a remote backcountry route across public lands.
Major hiking trails: designated hiking trails in the Dolly Sods Wilderness, Blackwater Canyon Trail, North Fork Mountain Trail, sections of the 300-mile Allegheny Trail, Huckleberry Trail, Seneca Creek Trail and Allegheny Mountain Trail.
Major biking trails: the mountain bike trails of Thomas and Davis, WV, including Moon Rocks and HooDoo, Hellbender, Plantation, Splash Dam and Rock Shocks Trail, the Blackwater Canyon Trail as well as the entire North Fork Mountain Trail.
Even more trails: Lizard Maps highlight and designate public trails and paths including hiking, biking, equestrian, skiing, snowmobiling and rail trails managed by federal, state and local authorities, including trails of Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley State Parks, Wilderness Area trails and Thomas City Park trails and the Thomas Rail Trail.
Points of interest: campgrounds, picnic areas, river access, boat launches, climbing areas, primitive car camping sites, scenic overlooks, observation towers, waterfalls and lizard spots.
Major rivers: Blackwater River, Dry Fork of the Cheat River, Seneca Creek, and the South Branch of the Potomac River.
Towns: Davis, Franklin, Petersburg and Thomas, WV.
Lizards Galore! The little purple Lizards you’ll find scattered on the map signify an interesting spot to check out. The Legend says “ This Could Mean Anything: cool place, sweet view, local legend”.
Check out our 75 Lizard Sticker: do you know what it means?
All Purple Lizard maps are available flat (rolled up, unfolded) suitable for framing in a corporate lobby or just nailing to a cabin wall. The map cost is the same but shipping varies. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for specifics.
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Health warning: continued use of Purple Lizard maps may result in an inability to stay indoors and a sudden criticism of traffic. Your skin may become covered with dust and dirt. Mild confusion will make it difficult to relate time and distance, which may alter your definition of weather. There is a potential for all of these side effects to occur simultaneously and without warning. That's why we are warning you now.
All Purple Lizard maps are available flat (rolled up, unfolded) suitable for framing in your living room or just nailing to a cabin wall. The map cost is the same ($15) but shipping varies. E-mail email@example.com for specifics.
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Seven Pennsylvania Lizard Maps: Rothrock, Bald Eagle, Raystown, Pine Creek, Loyalsock-Worlds End, Michaux and the Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Lizard Map.
Two West Virginia Lizard Maps of the Monongahela National Forest: Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks and Elkins-Otter Creek. The best trails in southeast Ohio can be found on our Athens-Zaleski Lizard Map and our amazing Rincon Lizard Map and Guide to surf breaks and beaches on our favorite Caribbean Island.
All you need now is a year off!
Purchased separately this collection is $171.00.
Big Adventures need big maps - and we have a massive amount of Pennsylvania covered for you. You will not find a better collection of PA maps for exploration and adventure!
Our collection of 7 Pennsylvania Adventure Series Lizard Maps opens up a massive swath of territory that includes public land across 9 State Forests, countless State Gamelands and the massive chunk of land and water that is the Army Corp of Engineers Pennsylvania crown jewel; Raystown Lake. From just below the NY border you can explore south to Raystown Lake and continue to Michaux State Forest and the Maryland state line. Follow the Mason-Dixon line west to Forbes State Forest on the Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Map.
"Getting lost and finding your way again is part of the adventure...if you are following a red line on a screen all those opportunities don't exist, they're sort of taken away." Elspeth Beard, the first British woman to travel the world by motorbike.
From North to South: Loyalsock-Worlds End Lizard Map, Pine Creek Lizard Map, Bald Eagle Lizard Map, Rothrock Lizard Map, Raystown Lizard Map, Michaux Lizard Map and the Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Lizard Map.
Purchased separately this collection is $115.00
There are thousands of miles of trails and backroads waiting for you, so be sure to request some time off from work; all 7 maps will make you a bit antsy to get out and explore. The Pennsylvania Adventure Pack also makes a great gift for your fellow adventures, or perhaps as a not-so-subtle hint for your couch potato friends to remind them there is life beyond the remote control.
Looking for ideas to explore our PA maps? Check out the PA Fall Adventure Guide and the other downloadable Lizard Adventure Guides that accompany each map, and be sure to look through the blog archives for our hikes and ride stories.
Health warning: continued use of these maps may result in an inability to stay indoors and a sudden criticism of traffic. Your skin may become covered with dust and dirt. Mild confusion will make it difficult to relate time and distance, which may alter your definition of weather. There is a potential for all of these side effects to occur simultaneously and without warning. That's why we are warning you now.
We are a proud member of 1% For The Planet.
Just like two days off are better than one, two Lizard Maps are better than one!
Our Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks and the Elkins - Otter Creek Lizard Maps cover the northern tier of Monongahela National Forest. These two maps are designed to work together, they are the same scale and overlap by an inch to help you transition east to west. And west to east, because once you dive into these amazing back roads you won't want to stop exploring!
In addition to both West Virginia Lizard Maps we'll include one of our cryptic Lizard 75 stickers - this is the Forest Service road sign for the dirt road across the high plateau of Dolly Sods Wilderness, also called the 'Road across the Sky'. When you get there you'll understand why.
Check out this blog on exploring the northern tier to get an idea of what's out there. And this is just a tiny bit!