Spruce Knob, WV (6-24-09) - dwhike
Whispering Spruce Trail

Spruce Knob, WV (6-24-09)

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


Hike Length: 1.5 miles                       Hike Duration: 1:00

Trailhead Temp: 55'F

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)