West Virginia High Point - Spruce Knob (Elevation 4,683 Feet)
Photos Of Our Visit To Spruce Knob In The West Virginia Appalachian Mountains - August 22, 2008
Three state high points in one day! Thanks to the geology of the Appalachian Mountains
and the quirky shapes of U.S. states, Bernie and I visited three state high points within 24 hours:
Maryland and West Virginia.
While all three high points had attractive characteristics,
the views on Spruce Knob were the best.
We arrived at Spruce Knob, elevation 4,683 feet in northeast West Virginia,
in the late afternoon. This particular high point features alpine terrain
similar to Colorado's Rocky Mountains,
including stunted and wind-shaped pine trees and talus fields.
We really felt like we were far from civilization and in a mountain wonderland!
Directions: One can drive to the summit of Spruce Knob.
South of Seneca Rocks, WV on State Highway 28,
there is a major turnoff to the right (west) for Spruce Knob and Spruce Knob Lake.
(If you are driving on Highway 28 from the south, the turn will be a left.)
Either way, take that road all the way up the mountain. A portion of the road is made of dirt.
Passenger vehicles can make it fine, but do be alert for the occasional
bump and pothole.
Enjoy my photos and videos below. -Steve
standing on an upper slope near the highest point in West Virginia.
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