Seneca Rocks Trail

EASY 58 reviews

Seneca Rocks Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seneca Rocks, West Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

3.4 miles 843 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

4 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

1 month ago

Awesome trail! Plenty of places to rest and not busy at all.

1 month ago

Beautiful view once you make it up all of the switchbacks and stairs. I would also rate the trail as moderate because of the continuous incline. Worth the trip!

hiking
2 months ago

Could be rated as moderate due to the incline, but the trail is well groomed. Moderately traveled on a 58 degree Saturday in January (??). Parking was easy. The view of Seneca Rocks from the parking lot is beautiful, and the view from the overlook is nice. The old homestead and creek (with several bridges) are worth exploring before/after hiking the trail. Three paws up!

2 months ago

Feels longer than the mileage since mostly uphill. Well maintained trail and nice observation point.

trail running
3 months ago

The trail is easy in the sense that it's wide level and well maintained. There are some rockier washed out sections at the steep switchback corners. The elevation gain makes it more moderate however. It was freezing rain and pretty foggy so we didn't get much of a view from the top but it was nice regardless. I wanted to explore more at the top but it wasn't clear where the trail continues to and it was getting late in the day.

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Easy hike if you're good with going uphill the whole time. Views at the top are stunning. Once you hit the top end of he trail you have the option to start climbing the rocks to some beautiful views. It is dangerous at this point so be careful and enjoy!

hiking
5 months ago

Loved it. Pretty easy trail with a clear path. Saw lots of people out with kids and pets so it is definitely family friendly.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. A trail anyone can do with the family. Lots of dogs were on the trail too! A little crowded on a weekend in October. Definitely nice views at the top!

5 months ago

Love this place. Great view. Great little places to eat.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! I would not consider this easy unless you are in great physical shape! I made it but it was not easy, I would say moderate.

6 months ago

Used this as a climbing approach!

6 months ago

7 months ago

Not a bad hike. Some ankle rollers in spots along the trail. TAKE WATER!! Especially on the hot days. No water on either end of the trail, but you can fill up over at the store at the Y intersection. Take a dip at the swimming hole on your way out and get a really good view of where you hiked to.

hiking
7 months ago

I was excited to do this trail. I came up here about 7 years ago on a camping trip with my family, but they didn't want to do the trail. I convinced my fiance to go with me this time. I wouldn't consider it easy. The incline is pretty steep in a lot of places; the majority of the trail is switchbacks. The view from the observation deck is sufficient and beautiful, but if you decide to go out on the rocks, be very careful and take your time.

hiking
7 months ago

This hike was really fun. I would not consider this trail easy since there are plenty of switchbacks on the way up. The view form the observation deck was nice but climbing out on the rocks past the sign was awesome. There are a lot of rocks to climb on. Fun times! We headed down when it started to rain because the rocks get really slick really quick.