Seneca Creek Trail

HARD 9 reviews

Seneca Creek Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Riverton, WV that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

9.7 miles 1130 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, would consider this a very easy trail for experienced backpackers. Water was a bit cold but went for a swim anyways, creek crossings were great, did not have to take off boots or get feet wet. Trail was dry and in good shape. Would consider this trail again if was ever in the area again.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this 4th of July weekend. Water was cold and running high. Still passable, though. Another couple of days of rain and it may not be. Start off early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

hiking
1 year ago

Hiked in about 3/4 of a mile past judys Creek Trail. Beautiful trail couple Creek crossings that's why we turned around was a little to high to cross down beyond judys. Good places to camp if you want to turn it into an overnighter.

birding
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

Beautiful area to hike in, especailly if you go on a clear sunny day. Creek trail is a very nice river walk with a couple nice waterfalls, but be aware, that you'll need to make a few fords, so expect wet feet. The views from the meadows are also spectacular.

camping
3 years ago

We have hiked this trail from the ridge, the creek, and Allegheny trail. The views and scenery can't be beat from the meadows to the pines to the hardwoods just fantastic all around. Seneca creek can get really crowded in the summer but there are plenty of campsites on the surrounding trails.
Some trails are steep and narrow while the trail along Seneca creek is wide and sloping. Go when the leaves are turning you won't regret it!! We didn't see much wildlife but there are tracks and scat everywhere.

hiking
3 years ago

Did this trail in summer 2013, but made it a loop by taking the allegheny trail about a mile into the trip. Then took a trail back down the ridge to the back side of Seneca. Made a nice 13 mile loop. Spent the night at one of the many nice camping spots along the creek. Beautiful area. Part of the allegheny trail was more like a logging road and wet. Overall, enjoyed the solo backpacking trip.

hiking
4 years ago

Since it rains two days out of every seven up here, this trail is damp in most places and the runs to the creek make it happily muddy in some. It is well maintained, but not too manicured. At one point you have to cross the creek at a wide part. It takes a little agility to get across since the rocks are spaced oddly and probably are always moving.

At least a half dozen mini waterfalls line the first five miles of the Seneca Creek trail. When it splits off at the end of the five miles, there is a wooden footbridge. There are also nice large rocks along the creek, perfect for sitting a spell before continuing along or heading back.

I came across two separate hunters each heading back to the Seneca Creek trailhead. I heard that hunting is allowed in some of the property surrounding the natl forest. I didn't see many animals though, with the exception of a wild turkey (i believe) hiding in the brush by the creek. I did see about 14 (I counted them if they hit my face) spiderwebs just as I walked through them.

Good easy to moderate trail. Great to get you ready for any of the more difficult in the area.