Seneca Creek Trail

HARD 23 reviews

Seneca Creek Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Riverton, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1128 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

camping
11 days ago

Beautiful place for backcountry camping

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

One of the most picturesque trails I've ever been on. Did the whole trail and back which took about 4 hrs maybe a little less.

hiking
2 months ago

We logged a 11.4 mile roundtrip with my GPS. This trail is well used and in good shape. There are areas of mud. On the route to the big waterfall there are many other small ones along the trail. There are many camp sites for overnight stays, most are set up with rock crafted seats and firepits. Five Star Trail for scenery alone!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Very pleasant hike with wide trails and periodic stream crossings. The elevation change wasn't super challenging. Very few people in the morning, but definitely busier in the afternoon

backpacking
3 months ago

This is a great trail with some beautiful views.

backpacking
3 months ago

This was a beautiful trail with many great campsites. We started at the Huckleberry trailhead so we only hiked the northern section of the trail. This was definitely the busiest of all the trails. We had to cross the river three times, the deepest part was almost to our knees but the portion we hiked wasn't that difficult. The water was cold but not unbearable. I would love to visit again in the fall.

11 months ago

backpacking
11 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
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

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
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

hiking
Monday, December 07, 2015

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.

hiking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

birding
Friday, June 05, 2015

hiking
Friday, May 30, 2014

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
Thursday, November 14, 2013

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.