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Did his hike yesterday, was absolutely beautiful. You go through areas of nothing but pine, that smell amazing. On the way down to Judy springs, it is all downhill, and back of course is all up. Where you start (Spruce Knob) is known has the highest point in WV. So it is a workout for sure, but once you get to Judy springs it is sooo worth it! Nice big waterfall you can jump into, very deep beer where it falls, I jumped right towards the middle of the whole and seemed about 13 or so feet deep. Lots of nice places to camp as well. Highly recommend the trip with friends!

backpacking
10 days ago

This trail was amazing although very rocky in places. There are some great camp sites and it is very well traveled.

High Meadows trail was nice but I wasn't nearly as impressed with the meadows as the ones coming up the Judy Springs Trail. Lumberjack was very muddy and it took us way more time than it should have. Both trails were also lined with stinging nettles.

backpacking
10 days ago

Hiked from the parking lot at the top of Spruce Knob to Seneca Creek, and it was well worth the hike up the next day. Camp sites can be found all along the creek and I didn't see one bad one. About .2 miles before Judy Springs is the "prettiest camp site in WV" unfortunately we couldn't make camp there as we had to hunker down for a storm but the site featured a waterfall as well as a mill stone table. This is easily one of my favorite trails in WV.

I walked the 1st part of the trail from the Trailhead to Tom Lick bypass then to Seneca trail. The Allegheny was easy to follow but not very interesting. I constantly had to make decisions of where to step because it was so muddy. I enjoyed the Tom Lick trail.

be careful of the creek crossings they can get a little tough depending on how much rain they have had but if you hike all the way to the big falls its beautiful down in there

on Spruce Knob Loop

1 month ago

It's a beautiful hike that essentially takes in a circle around the summit. It's not strenous or challenging at all, it's more meant for someone that drove up to the summit to look around and see some more views. I think it took my wife and I 15-20 min with stopping to take pictures. Overall nice views, but if you're looking for a hike it's a little short.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail that has lots of scenery and waterfalls. Campsites are plentiful and very nice. Only negative I saw was it seemed a lot of people that hike there let their dogs run loose. I had mine with me on a leash and had some sketchy moments when multiple dogs would crowd around her. Thankfully she did well and didn’t get aggressive ...with the wrong dog it could easily end up being a bad situation. If you can’t control your dog with voice commands they need to be on a leash. But other than that it was a great day to be out in the WV hills.

Went May18-19. Overnight.
Lots of rain week prior and the night of, creeks were high and fast making crossing challenging, especially at night. Camped above main falls. Beautiful hike out despite wet feet for 10 miles. (there and back)

Beautiful in the winter.
Went Dec. 31st solo for an over night. Temps in the teens, singles over night, foot of snow, creek and falls almost completely frozen. Amazing nook to camp under right next the main falls.
Be careful, cell service is zero. Cold weather is breathtaking, but dangerous.

Great level trail. Great camping. Lots of water falls

camping
11 months ago

Beautiful place for backcountry camping

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked in on allegheny trail to Seneca falls for some fly fishing...easy hike in until you get to the falls...the trail kind of disappears at that point and becomes difficult to follow...the fishing on Seneca creek is always great.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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
Monday, June 12, 2017

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
Sunday, June 11, 2017

This is a great trail with some beautiful views.

backpacking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We hiked this trail from the Seneca Creek trail to get back to the Huckleberry trail. We saw the sign for the trail and crossed the footbridge over the river but then had a bit of trouble finding the trail as there isn't another blaze until further up the trail. We went up the hill on what looked like a trail and took another path which led to a campsite and then eventually found the right trail which if I remember correctly was by the campsite and definitely to the left of the footbridge. It was pouring down rain which didn't help. The meadow had beautiful views but we weren't able to enjoy it as much with the rain and the trail became a stream. It would be nice to try this trail again in the fall.

on Seneca Creek Trail

backpacking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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.

backpacking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We took the Lumberjack trail from the Huckleberry trail. The trail was very muddy but the High Meadows trail and the campsite on Seneca trail were beautiful so it was worth hiking to get to it.

backpacking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

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
Monday, July 04, 2016

Completed 5 of 13 miles (fm FR112 to Tom Lick Trail). MUDDY! Super slick. Would recommend avoiding for a while.

Attempted to hike. Nothing but mud. Would avoid hiking for a while.

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
Sunday, February 28, 2016

September 19,2015, Allegheny Trail (701) Trail Head near Bowden, WV. I completed a short solo hike, east of Rt. 33. I hiked an hour in and made a turn around back out the same track. Great views of the creek below the trail.

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
Thursday, October 29, 2015

I had previously hiked about 6 miles of this trail in Pocahontas County, from NRAO at Green Bank WV south to Cass. This time I went the other way, north to Durbin. Because we were staying with friends in Green Bank, I started from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory; but be aware - from the visitor center at NRAO, it's a 3 mile walk through the observatory just to reach the trail. (And because the observatory has real, operating radio telescopes, no transmitting devices are allowed. They request no personal electronics of any kind, including cell phones. But a purely receiving GPS is probably OK.) After walking up Slavin Hollow Road and reaching the trail on Little Mountain at the boundary of the observatory, I turned north and followed the yellow blazes toward Durbin. It appeared that recent trail maintenance had been done; there was evidence of a pack animal, and the blazes were new and bright. All in all, this was a beautiful trail - well blazed, little underbrush, with only a few deadfalls to walk around. Not easy though. The path crosses about every ridge between Green Bank and Durbin, so a lot of up and down. Strenuous climbs (for me) in many places. At one stream - Laurel Run I think - the trail crossed at a point too deep for my boots, so I had to detour upstream about 100 feet to find some stepping stones. At about mile 10 or 12, the trail takes a sharp turn to the left off the forest service road. I missed it and had to back track about a quarter-mile after realizing I wasn't seeing blazes any more. (If you're starting at Durbin, that won't be a problem since you'll come out of the woods onto the service road.) My GPS recorded a little over 14 miles (including the initial 3 miles). It was probably at least 15, allowing for all the altitude changes. I grossly underestimated the distance and overestimated my ability. What I thought would be about a 6 hour hike actually took 9 hours, and I made it out only about an hour before dark. However, it was a beautiful, serene trip. Well worth the effort. My thanks to the West Virginia Scenic Trails Association for their good work.

hiking
Monday, March 23, 2015

I've hiked thirteen miles of this trail in Greenbrier County, WV. Some of it is beautiful, but it is marred by, by far, the most litter I've ever seen on a hiking trail. I picked up a number of bottles, cans, bags and wrappers over the course of my day's hike, cramming my pockets full until I no longer had any room. It's a shame that so many people have abused such a wonderful natural resource. Crossing the mountain top was mostly a straight walk, their were switchbacks on my way up and my way down again. There aren't very many areas where the trail allows views of the valley below, but what I did see was beautiful. It's a shame that my main memory of this hike is all the litter.

hiking
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I hiked this in conjunction with Lumberjack Trail. This trail is next to the creeks and is absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend it. (See my review of Lumberjack Trail along with pictures posted from both trails.)

hiking
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I like to refer to this trail as the ankle breaker trail. I've hiked it twice: the fall of 2012 and the fall of 2013. It's about 5 miles until the first campsite. The scenery is truly beautiful, but the the trail itself is a pain. It is an old railroad car trail, which makes it very wide and lumpy. There are lots of rocks throughout the trail. You can easily twist an ankle. The trail is also extremely soupy. There are lots of little springs that run under the ground and it has some deep, muddy places. I recommend Gaitors or just plain tall rubber rain boots. But Seneca Rocks/Creek as a whole is quite beautiful and I do recommend it.

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