Spanning an impressive 100,000 acres, the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area is home to some of the Mountain State’s most iconic spots, jaw-dropping views and thrilling adventures. Escape to this slice of Almost Heaven for just 48 hours and experience unmatched natural beauty paired with world-class outdoor recreation.
Catch incomparable Almost Heaven views atop Spruce Knob, West Virginia’s highest point. From magnificent sunrises to stunning sunsets, it’s hard to beat the 360-degree panoramic views reached from a climb up the Spruce Knob Observation Tower at nearly 5,000 feet high. Take breaths of fresh mountain air while hiking or biking the area’s available 75 miles of spruce-lined trails, many of which lead to astonishing overlooks. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the way, such as Black Bear, rabbits, porcupine, hawks, falcons, eagles and more. Learn about the history of this location by stopping to read the scattered information boards or enjoy a lovely packed lunch at one of the secluded picnic sites.
Reach new heights with a fearless climb up one of the state’s most well-known landmarks, Seneca Rocks. Ascending nearly 900 feet, this magnificent formation has become a beloved destination amongst rock climbers worldwide. Learn the basics of scaling a peak from an experienced mountain guide with a lesson on-site or find yourself on top after a 1.3-mile uphill hike. Tackle the summit with a guided horseback ride from Yokum’s Seneca Rock Stables. For those more comfortable on the ground, the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center also provides a majestic view of the rocks with no climb required. Explore the area on two wheels with mountain biking trails ranging in skill levels of all kinds.