Spruce Knob, WV
Spruce Knob, my 15th highpoint, is typical of mid-Atlantic highpoints in that it is simply the highest bump along a long, high ridge. What makes it unique is that, due to its relatively high elevation (4,863'), it is covered by a Spruce forest quite similar to what I am used to near my home in Michigan. A fine, albeit short, trail loops around the summit area allowing the opportunity to really explore this unique environment...
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 38.701913, -79.531263
Route Type: Loop Difficulty: EASY
Hike Length: 1.5 miles Hike Duration: 1:00
Trailhead Temp: 55'F Trail Traffic: 1-5 people
Min. Elevation: 4,750' Max. Elevation: 4,863'
Total Vertical Gain: 113' Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 75'
Trails Used (blaze color): Whispering Spruce Trail (unblazed)