Spruce Knob Summit Hike Route Map

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  (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)


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