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Awesome view!

We have traveled to the area many times but we never took the time to walk the trail to the top... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Carrie S
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Grafton, United States
Amazing views

The switchback climb to the top is tiring but well worth it as the views are amazing! Also a very... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Michael D
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Keyser
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This park is best known for it's rocky cliffs: a great place for rock climbing.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seneca Rocks, WV
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"worth the climb"
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"easy hike"
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"worth the effort"
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"west virginia"
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"great hike"
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"beautiful area"
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"horseback ride"
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We have traveled to the area many times but we never took the time to walk the trail to the top. It was definitely worth stopping and taking the time to walk the trail to the top. Such a beautiful and calming walk. The view...More

Thank Carrie S
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The switchback climb to the top is tiring but well worth it as the views are amazing! Also a very nice visitor center.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Seneca Rocks are a spectacular rock outcropping in rural WVa about 3 hours west of Washington DC. There is a parking lot at the base where you can start the 3.4 mile out and back hike to the top. It is a well maintained trail...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest in the world. Seneca Rocks does not exhibit the grandeur of the Rockies or the Himalayas, but the realization that that the mountains were pushed up by the Continent of Africa is awe-inspiring is its own unique way.

1  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you like an easy hike up a wide fire road along a stream with mini-waterfalls between two massive rock formations, this is the place for you. We were visiting Blackwater Falls and when we saw we were only forty minutes from Seneca Rocks we...More

Thank dadsmolly
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We didn't make it to the top, but it was still a nice hike in the woods...I wish we could have seen the view.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Unable to comment on the walking trail because we ended up using Yokum’s Seneca Rocks Stables to access the top. However, the view from the top is beyond amazing. There is an observation deck with a gorgeous view of the town below. You can also...More

1  Thank T T
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Great 1.3 mile hike up to top with a platform overlook with views of the valley below. PLEASE READ SIGNS AND STAY ON TRAIL. People have died falling off mountain and you are busting the crust going off trail. Trail is easy to follow and...More

1  Thank mealybug
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

An amazing view to see in person. The hike is uphill so be prepared for that. The visitor center is very nice & dog friendly.

Thank Brandy S
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Beautiful park! Very nice visitor center & picnic area. Well maintained, wide bridge crosses over a stream while hiking toward the Seneca Rocks trail. It is a solid hike to the top. The temperature was in the upper 80's when my husband & I hiked...More

Thank Kim H
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mikejud
23 April 2017|
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Response from jdmead | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 1.3 miles. It is uphill but is a well groomed gravel trail.
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Theresalynne410
15 November 2015|
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Response from phinsman | Reviewed this property |
With Seneca Rock being in the Appalachian Mountains, some of the roads to get there are pretty steep. If there is snow there, I would recommend having chains on your tires. Going through the Seneca Caverns might be... More
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