A thin rock fin protrudes conspicuously 900 feet up and out of the earth in the the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest. Easily visible from U.S. 33 and West Virginia Routes 28 and 55, you can also get out of your car and hike to an observation platform high up on the rocks. Seneca Rocks is also popular rock climbing destination – bring your own gear or hire a local guide to take you out.
High Knob - Brandywine Trail
As the highest mountain in West Virginia (4,863 feet), you’ll enjoy beautiful views. Bring your hiking shoes or mountain bike and explore the local trails in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest. Don’t forget some extra layers – it can be much chillier up there!
North Fork Mountain Trail (IMBA epic)
Play in or along our many local rivers, or bring your fishing rod. Some favorites include Seneca Creek and the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River.
Spruce Knob - Huckleberry Trail
At Seneca Rocks, Franklin, Reeds Creek
Rock climbers from near and far travel to Seneca Rocks to challenge themselves – it’s a major destination for East Coast trad climbers. There are 375 major mapped climbing routes, varying in degree from 5.0 (the easiest) to 5.13 (the hardest) according to Wikipedia. You can hire guides from nearby local rock climbing schools to help you safely explore the rocks. Other local climbing opportunities include Smoke Hole Canyon and Nelson Rocks.
Reddish Knob - Timber to Wolf
If Via Ferrata, Climbing, Zip Lines and Wild Caving sound like fun, check out Nelson Rocks. This privately owned adventure center is located nearby in Circleville, WV.