Red Spruce Knob

EASY 7 reviews

Red Spruce Knob is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marlinton, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
797 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 months ago

We went in early July and it was very green and beautiful. A lot of tall, old-growth canopies, lush undergrowth. The trail has some steep parts as well as flat, mossy clearing areas. We noticed some poison ivy by the trail so pants would be a plus. When you get out to the knob on the way out, you are rewarded with a beautiful view before heading back to the trailhead.

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

We hiked this close to sunset on a fine fall day. The sign at the entrance speaks to the views from the top (all the way to Snowshoe on Cheat Mountain), but there appears to be only one rather narrow cleared areas from which you can get a view. As mentioned below, parts of the trail are overgrown and need cutting back. Nonetheless the mass-covered forest floor is wonderful. Just don't expect the kind of views that one might associate with mountain tops.

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Some of the prettiest moss ever! Looks like middle earth

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Overgrown in the summer months. Wear long pants and shirt regardless of heat index. Many berry bushes with thorns.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Thursday, November 19, 2015