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Amazing View!

My husband and I enjoyed or hike to the top of the Seneca Rocks. The view from up there is amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Giuliana L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Beautiful View with the effort!

We hiked to the top of Seneca Rocks on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Everyone in our party was over... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Kate L
Woodridge, Illinois
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This park is best known for it's rocky cliffs: a great place for rock climbing.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed or hike to the top of the Seneca Rocks. The view from up there is amazing and a perfect spot for pictures. The climb may get challenging at times, but the blue signs (informational stops) along the way makes it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Giuliana L
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We hiked to the top of Seneca Rocks on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Everyone in our party was over 60, so we took the hike at a pretty leisurely pace, and we were all thrilled to reach the beautiful overlook at the top. The hike...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kate L
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The visitor's center is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but was very clean and informative. We walked to the viewing platform, about 3 miles total trip. There are plenty of benches to rest on the way up or down. We watched vultures, ospreys and hawks from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leetl319
Reviewed October 14, 2018

What an experience to climb to the top with your grandchildren. They told me they would never forget this amazing trip. Be sure to stop by the information center. Carry a bottle of water. Especially in August. Not the easiest climb but I made it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank samski10
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This hike exceeded our expectations! The hike is an easy path but with the almost constant elevation gain I could upgrade it to moderate. The view from the observation deck is outstanding, but if you’re brave and safe enough to go out on the rocks,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexandra F
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We decided to visit Seneca Rocks beginning of October. The formation from the ground looks quite impressive and it reminded of the Alps in Italy. The only available walking trail to reach the top was nicely maintained but compared to other state parks we have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DoingWhatWeLove
Reviewed October 10, 2018

One of the most scenic views in the eastern United States. We have been there several times. It is always breathtaking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thither47
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Visited with my husband and sister. The trek up was enjoyable and we stopped to enjoy our surroundings. There wasn't a lot of people on the trail when we went. We met some rangers near the top who were very nice. Once at the top...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tgft2015
Reviewed September 21, 2018

My husband and I love going to Seneca rocks in the fall. The trees are so pretty around the end of September or beginning of October. There is a lot of fishing here and cave tours. Dolly Sods is close and that area is also...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Get a picture of the rocks as you head into the park because this hike takes you to the top of the mountain. Not a scenic view of the rocks. The hike up is a little over a mile and pretty steep uphill. There are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 5, 2018|
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Response from deborahf702 | Reviewed this property |
Sort of. Often climbers with headlamps can be seen, and the main parking areas remain open for use.
Amber H
July 3, 2018|
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Response from deborahf702 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a family enjoying swimming there, last season. This season the water has been pretty high and there looked to be snags in the water.
Louie S
April 29, 2018|
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Response from deborahf702 | Reviewed this property |
There's a useful site which mentions licensing requirements, and had the most detail: uavcoach. Of course in Federal parks, typically you need special permits for drones, but this is a state park. Personally I find drones... More