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Nelson Rocks Preserve

141 Nelson Gap Road, Circleville, WV
1-877-435-4842
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Owner description: Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center (NROC) is located in the beautiful North Fork Valley of Pendleton County, West Virginia. Formerly known as the Nelson... more » Owner description: Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center (NROC) is located in the beautiful North Fork Valley of Pendleton County, West Virginia. Formerly known as the Nelson Rocks Preserve, NROC is a privately-owned nature preserve that encompasses 145 mountainous acres, including the double-fin Tuscarora Quartzite fins of Nelson Rocks. Home to The Via Ferrata, The North Fork Valley Canopy Tour, incredible rock climbing, and miles of breathtaking, awe-inspiring hiking trails NROC is sure to offer the dose of adventure that’s right for you. « less
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Washington DC Metro Area
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

They say that Via Ferrata is Italian for "Iron Road" - Nelson Rocks' Via Ferrata means AWESOME in every language! My daughter and I spent about 4 hours clipping and climbing this weekend and had a BLAST. We've never done any climbing beyond trying to scale the climbing wall once or twice at vacation resorts but one of the beauties... More

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somewhere
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Wonderful guided adventure. The Via Ferrata is super cool and the views are unmatched. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend the Via Ferrata to anyone. Second best attraction in WV behind the fall Gauley whitewater season. The Via Ferrata requires a 5 mile hike up and down steep terrain and lots of stamina to complete the climb... More

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Dana Point, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

a great overall experince to start my whirlwind tour of west Virginia. .. the guides are awesome, thanks matt and cody. the office staff was very helpful, and I enjoyed the cabins I would suggest this to anyone who seeks adventure.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I loved our trip on the via! We had an outstanding guide and a small lovely group. We had amazing weather and great views! If you have an extra $100 or so to spend, go here!

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maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

LOVE this place. We just got back from our 6th trip at Nelson Rocks. The VIA is always so much fun and our guide, Josh, was amazing. We couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather. The staff is always extremely helpful, friendly and professional. The last time we went, we were expecting to do a moonlight climb but the weather... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

NROC's via ferrata is one of the best outdoor adventure in the east. The location is fantastic, close to many other great hiking venues in eastern WV. We ended up staying two nights in their fairly new guest house. The rooms are spare, but very clean and adequate for short stays. Don't expect a hotel or hotel service, but everything... More

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almost heaven
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had great weather for the Via Ferrata. Our guides Tess and Tony kept us safe. the optional loop to the top with 96 degree wall was the highlight of the climb. I returned just in time for the afternoon canopy tour. 12 zip lines and 3 bridges later the day was unforgettable. Go to Seneca Rocks for food...home made... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My wife and I decided to take a long day-trip from DC to do the Via Ferrata. I was excited to go and see what kind of challenge it presented, but I wasn't quite ready for just how intense the rock climbing would be. After making the trek to the bottom of the first rock face, you will encounter what's... More

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Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We made reservations at Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center, for the Canopy Tour and to stay in the Primitive Cabins on the property. The total reservation and follow-up experience went very smoothly and professionally. Everything was done on line and I made one phone call. Upon arrival, we found the staff very personable and professional. We drove up to our cabin,... More

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Davenport, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I must disagree about not making reservations in advance. I drove 2 hours to do the canopy tour, without reservations, and they were completely booked. Luckily, they were able to set up a trip for the following morning. The canopy tour was a wonderful time for my family. The guides were great, funny, and obviously enjoy their jobs. The lady... More

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