Spruce Knob Summit Professional Review and Guide
"A “must hike” trail! The summit ridge of Spruce Mountain is a hiker’s delight. With more than 60 miles of trails through beautiful northern hardwood forests, it’s easy to understand why Seneca Creek Backcountry is a favorite among West Virginia backpackers. Trails dance across the cold, clear water of Seneca Creek, muscle their way up steep ridges and rest in mountain meadows, and travel through spruce forests near the summit of Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia at 4,863 feet.
The thick forests of birch, beech, maple, and cherry offer cool shade in the summer. Deep snows blanket the area in winter, and often in the fall and spring! Give yourself extra time when visiting the backcountry. This beautiful area should not be rushed through. Special attractions: Ridge-crest meadows containing blueberries, azaleas, and wildflowers; thick spruce forests; crystal-clear mountain streams."