Spruce Knob South Slopes

Spruce Knob - West Virginia Highpoint

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 (Petzoldt Rating: 1.70 )      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: 200'      Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 133'     

Trails Used (blaze color): Whispering Spruce Trail (unblazed)