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Seneca Rocks State Park

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Address: Seneca Rocks, WV

This park is best known for it's rocky cliffs: a great place for rock...

This park is best known for it's rocky cliffs: a great place for rock climbing.

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Absolutely stunning views! Nice hike, plenty of room to fish, visitors center, museum and much much more! Old Homestead museum on the property worth visiting for any history buff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning views! Nice hike, plenty of room to fish, visitors center, museum and much much more! Old Homestead museum on the property worth visiting for any history buff. Nice picnic area not too far from the visitors center that also has a stone viewing area of the rocks. If you look hard enough you can see climbers up on... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I loved our hike here last September. The forest was beautiful with a well maintained trail. It was nice to have the Discovery Center with nice bathrooms close by.

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Cross Lanes, West Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every few years and hike up to the observation deck. Well maintained trail and a view worth the hike. Also has a few geocaches if you are in to that.

Thank jdmead
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seneca Rocks offers an easy hike up a well established trail to a fantastic overlook. You will not be alone here as there are many folks doing this hike routinely. You may also see rock climbers doing their thing up the cliff walls. If desired you can walk beyond the nice wooden platform to the very summit and be rewarded... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

All uphill but switchbacks are helpful and make hike doable for most people in cool weather. Good view from observation deck, best view of rocks is in lower parking lot.

Thank OntarioCanuck1
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

the walk up is a little tough take some water you will need it. once up you can go further if you like but beware not for the faint of heart i myself had to stop at one point cant take the little space to walk on with looking down over 1000 feet lol but so much fun you can... More 

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Carrollton, Ohio
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wonderful walk, beautiful views peaceful setting. Just consider, thinner air and any breathing problems, my husband went clear up to the lookout, while I had to turn back.

Thank lkb387
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

They have a visitor's center for the park. You can buy souvenirs and look out at Seneca Rocks. Also you can climb Seneca Rocks. They have a path that winds up to the top of the rocks and have a overlook platform looking out and down. It will take a while to make it up to the top, they have... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We drove into West Virginia coming from Northern Virginia so the drive very beautiful and interesting. Just very mountainous. When you finally get to the Seneca area, it's quite beautiful as well. We parked, took some photos, and went over to the visitors center (I believe this one is run by Fish and Wildlife Services, but definitely no the National... More 

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Sandy Bay, Honduras
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

You get more out of the park if you take the time to go to the summit. To view the rocks from the road level is nice but the view is so much better at the top. We took a horseback ride to the top and that was amazing. The last part of the leg you do have to walk... More 

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