“the highest point in West Virginia”
At 4,863 feet above sea level, Spruce Knob is West Virginia's highest peak. From this rugged alpine peak, you can view grassy openings and pastures or look down on forested ridges as far as the eye can see. The vegetation here has adapted to a harsh environment. One-sided red spruce deformed by constant exposure to strong westerly winds cling to the high rocky ridges. Blueberry and huckleberry plants hug the ground. Spruce Knob Tower - A stone and steel observation tower sits atop the Knob, providing visitors with a vantage point from which to enjoy a 360 degree view. The half-mile Whispering Spruce Trail circles the knob and provides panoramic views. Interpretive signs along the gentle, graveled trail describe the high country vegetation, geology and animal life. Vault toilets, picnic tables, grills and vehicle parking complete the facilities available at the tower.
Great views, very windy road all the way up!
AMAZING. We went on a rainy day but it wasn't too cold and we had spare clothes so we went hiking in the rain. since we were the only ones brave enough to go in the sprinkles we basically had the whole mountain to ourselves and it was awesome. the trail is gorgeous by itself and the view is amazing. dog friendly and there's lots to explore off trail as well as long as you are careful.
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