Thorny Creek Trail to Allegheny Trail Loop

Marlinton, West Virginia

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A loop hike with a short brutal climb up a narrow finger ridge, followed by a long gradual descent back to the trailhead. Seneca State Forest is under the umbrella of the West Virginia Division of Forestry. The forest management plan is controlled by the concept of multiple use. Therefore, forest management practices attempt to maintain a healthy forest ecosystem for a variety of wildlife, as well as protect and preserve watersheds and water quality. In addition, Seneca State Forest provides a multitude of recreational activities. Special attractions: An old fire tower surrounded by tall spruce.
Hiking West Virginia

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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

A loop hike with a short brutal climb up a narrow finger ridge, followed by a long gradual descent back to the trailhead. Seneca State Forest is under the umbrella of the West Virginia Division of Forestry. The forest management plan is controlled by the concept of multiple use.

Therefore, forest management practices attempt to maintain a healthy forest ecosystem for a variety of wildlife, as well as protect and preserve watersheds and water quality. In addition, Seneca State Forest provides a multitude of recreational activities. Special attractions: An old fire tower surrounded by tall spruce.

©  Steven Carroll and Mark Miller/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marlinton
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round, but road may be closed by snow in winter
Trailhead Elevation: 2,800 feet
Top Elevation: 3,400 feet
Local Contacts: Seneca State Forest
Local Maps: USGS Clover Lick, Paddy Knob
Driving Directions: Directions to Thorny Creek Trail to Allegheny Trail Loop

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