Spruce Knob is a typical Appalachian Mountain. It's only distinguishing characteristic is that it's the highest point in the state of West Virginia. On a clear day, a beautiful panorama of the surrounding hills and valleys can be seen. It is accessible by car, or for the more ambitious hikers, there are many trails up Spruce Knob. See also: Seneca Rocks.
|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Convenient Center:||Seneca Rocks, West Virginia|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 11 trip reports for Spruce Knob.
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- Log #22434 - by Steve Gruhn on Oct 10, 2013Easy walk from parking lot.
- Log #22429 - by Caj E Svensson on Oct 10, 2013A weekend trip with Molly, our new Volvo, and a stay at a B&B in the WV mountains. A quick hike on a well maintained trail to the WV highpoint. The trees were much impacted by the wind and looks...
- Log #21938 - by Joe & Nathan Wonsetler on Feb 25, 2010Just drove in since this was the last of five peaks, three high points that summer. It was foggy like it had been for all but Hoye Crest the high point in Maryland. Interesting tower, boulder strewn...
- Log #15907 - by Yury Konev on May 31, 2004I was exploring the states of Tennessee and Kentucky during the worst monthly (May) outbreak of tornadoes in US history. Luckily, I didn't run into any on my trip. On the way back through West...
- Log #15908 - by
Herman Zeigler on Oct 03, 2003State highpoint #9. It can get very windy and cold on the summit. Most of the trees have leaves on one side only due to the constant wind. There is an observation tower with great 360 degree views of...
- Log #15909 - by Joe & Nathan Wonsetler on Oct 02, 2003Wanted to see the wind farm on Backbone mountain that took us cross country that by the time we got to Seneca Rocks the peak was already socking in with fog. Good thing we stopped to see Seneca Rocks...
- Log #15910 - by
axeman on Aug 30, 2003Pretty views. (9) hour hike Portion along Seneca Creek beautiful. Nice little swimming hole with a waterfall for jumping. Went with one of my boys and had a blast
- Log #15911 - by
Christopher Bourque on Aug 04, 2002The views were phenomenal. What a difference 3,000ft elevation makes. Spruce knob feels like a totally different planet.
- Log #15912 - by
Chris Gilsdorf on Nov 26, 2001I was surprised to find the road open at this time of year, dad and I were prepared to hike up if the road was closed. We had to park anyway and hike the lasty mile to the summit. Absolutely no view,...
- Log #15913 - by
Mark H. on Aug 10, 2001A nice, airy peak in a beautiful area. I look forward to another visit someday. Check my site for pics and commentary.
- Log #15914 - by Chris Swansiger on Jan 28, 2001See my website for a full trip report and pictures.