Seneca Rocks Hiking Trails & Nearby Trails

Seneca Rocks is a haven for outdoor adventure that includes hiking, biking, and rock climbing. All these trails are in or near Seneca Rocks, with some trails extending to the Smoke Hole region and Spruce Knob Wilderness of West Virginia. Each trail is rated by difficulty, making it easier for you to decide which hike is right for you.

With Seneca Rocks just a short drive from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins, guests will find plenty of opportunities for hiking and adventure.

Read on to find the best Seneca Rocks hiking trails near Harman’s Log Cabins:

seneca rocksSeneca Rocks Hiking Trail

Distance: 1.3 miles (2.6 miles round trip)

Difficulty: Easy

The Seneca Rocks Hiking Trail rises to nearly 700 feet in elevation. An observation platform near the top of Seneca Rocks can be reached via the trail and provides a scenic overlook of the area. Although steep, the trail is typically categorized as easy so all ages can enjoy this quick hike.

North Fork MTB Loop

Distance: 22.8 miles

Difficulty: Advanced

Rated as advanced in hiking difficulty, the North Fork MTB Loop will take some time to hike, though the views make up for all of your hard work. This trail is located east of Seneca Rocks and is nearly 23 miles and is typically used for mountain biking.

Redman Trail

Distance: 2 miles out and back

Difficulty: Intermediate

Located northeast of Seneca Rocks, Redman Trail is typically categorized as an intermediate in hiking difficulty and is a relatively short hike at just 2 miles. The trail is an out and back and is regularly used for walking, bird watching, and hiking. Redman Trail provides serene views of the lush forest in the Smoke Hole region and reaches over 600 feet in elevation.

North Fork Mountain Trail

Distance: 24 miles out and back

Difficulty: Advanced

A challenging yet rewarding trail, the North Fork Mountain Trail is well-known for its overlooks that provide amazing vistas of Monongahela National Forest. The trail winds its way to nearly 3,000 feet in elevation along the North Fork Mountain. Not for the faint of heart, this trail is classified as advanced in hiking difficulty. 

aerial view of spruce knobSpruce Knob via Huckleberry Trail

Distance: 6 miles out and back

Difficulty: Intermediate

Ascending to over 1,000 feet in elevation, the Huckleberry Trail takes hikers from Seneca Creek to the summit of Spruce Knob. Huckleberry Trail winds through small clearings and forests and eventually reaches a ridge. The ridge is where hikers will find amazing vistas of Spruce Knob. This trail is rated as an intermediate hike.

Chimney Top via Landis and North Fork Trails

Distance: 5 miles out and back

Difficulty: Intermediate

Located near Cabins, West Virginia and Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins, the Chimney Top trail is a hidden gem. Hikers will ascend nearly 2,000 feet before they’re presented with fabulous views and several overlooks that include the North Fork of the Potomac River. This trail is classified as intermediate because of its steep climb. Chimney Top trail is part of the northern portion of the North Fork Mountain Trail.

Red Creek Trail

Distance: 12.3 miles out and back

Difficulty: Intermediate

Red Creek Trail takes hikers through lush forest and along Red Creek near Davis, West Virginia. The trail begins in Dolly Sods Wilderness in Laneville, West Virginia just west of Seneca Rocks. The trail features several campsites, many closer to the trailhead. The trail is rated from intermediate to advanced, with the trail climbing to nearly 1,400 feet. Hikers will eventually cross the stream and several other trails.

seneca creeks waterfall and poolSeneca Creek Trail

Distance: 5 miles out and back

Difficulty: Intermediate

Located in the Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, the Seneca Creek Trail is one of the most trafficked trails in the area. Seneca Creek Trail offers plenty of scenery including flowing waterfalls, streams, and swimming holes. Hikers will traverse through lush meadows and groves that boast a plethora of beautiful plant life. The trail is hiker and mountain bike friendly for its flat paths. The trail also has several creek crossings.

 

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