Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks


A quick power-walk up one of West Virginia's most famous landmarks. My bro' and I reckoned we could make the 900', 2.6 mile round-trip while the others had lunch. Turns out it was one of the most rewarding hikes of our summer vacation. Vertigo in the mountains is not usually something I suffer from; atop Seneca Rocks however...


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  38.835701, -79.372557

Route Type: Out-and-back      Difficulty: MODERATE (Petzoldt Rating: 4.70 )      Hike Length: 3.0 miles      Hike Duration: 1:20      Trailhead Temp: 80'F                  Trail Traffic: 100+ people      Min. Elevation: 1,550'      Max. Elevation: 2,400'      Total Vertical Gain: 850'      Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 567'

Trails Used (blaze color): Seneca Rocks Trail (unblazed)

6-24-2009