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“New Route North” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Spruce Knob

Spruce Knob
U.S. Route 33/West Virginia Route 28,, Forest Road 104, Riverton, WV
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Riverton
Type: Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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JULIETTE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“New Route North”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Never been to the State of West Virginia before. Beautiful forest to travel through. Hope to get back there again soon.

Visited June 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Greatest view in the state”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After seeing Dolly Sods the day before, my family and I set off for Spruce Knob on our way home. This spot is so much more easily accessible than Dolly Sods with a comparable view of the surrounding valley and vegetation. Be sure and take the 1/2 mile trail around the summit after you've climbed up the observation tower. The view is spectacular from all vantage points. You will encounter one scenic viewing location before you get to the top. Keep going. We didn't go to Spruce Knob Lake and I regret it. Wish we had gone to see it and continued on to return to Rt. 28. We weren't sure of the country roads and just doubled back the way we went up. Later on we learned we could have just kept going.

Visited July 2014
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Newtown, PA
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72 attraction reviews
Reviews in 170 cities Reviews in 170 cities
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
“Glad we took the ride up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's a narrow but paved road all the way to the top. Although it was a somewhat cloudy day, the views were fantastic from the top. The vegetation and trees were very cool in this alpine environment. One can easily do the round trip in a couple hours. Highly recommend!

Visited June 2014
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West Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great place for a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

One of the best places for a view from the observation tower in fall the views with the leaves at peak is priceless! Several pick nick spits it's a nice day trip with a family as the lake is just below the knob and Blackwater Falls and Seneca Rocks are located just a short distance away. If you enjoy hiking several trails are located not far from the top that will take you on some great spots!

Visited June 2014
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Follansbee, West Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Exhilarating and breath taking.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What a view! My wife and I love to hike the mountains. It was awesome to know that we were standing on the highest point in West Virginia. There is a nice trail around the peak for some different views. Most of your time will be driving up the 12 or 15 miles to get to the top. But it's well worth it.

Visited June 2014
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