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Top 9 Seneca Rocks Things to Do – Hikes, Spirits & More

Planning a day or weekend trip to Seneca Rocks? You will not want to miss these popular Seneca Rocks things to do! From heart-stopping outdoor expeditions to discovering an old underground world, Seneca Rocks has plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy!

Create new vacation memories with these top 9 activities, sights to see, and things to do in Seneca Rocks!

A family hiking through the forest

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

Before you go on your Seneca Rocks adventure, make sure you stop by the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center for valuable area info, art displays, and a small, indoor rock-climbing wall. Located at the base of Seneca Rocks, the Discovery Center is also the starting point for the Seneca Rocks Hiking Trail. The Seneca Rocks Discovery Center is open daily from May 3rd and September 3rd. Contact (304) 567-2827 for more details.

Day Hiking at Seneca Rocks

Strap on your hiking boots and head to the Seneca Rocks Hiking Trail. The trail is great for all ages, providing a fantastic day hike around Seneca Rocks. The trail is 2.6 miles round-trip that reaches 700 feet in elevation and begins at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center. The trail becomes steep, so be sure to keep youngsters nearby.

Learn more about popular hiking spots in West Virginia.

seneca caverns tunnelGo Underground at Seneca Caverns

Discover an entirely different world when you travel 165 feet below the entrance to Seneca Caverns. Guided, one-hour tours provide visitors amazing panoramas of unique rock formations like stalactites and stalagmites along a lighted pathway. After your tour, let the youngsters dig up their own treasure at the Gemstone Mining area. Seneca Caverns also boasts a picnic area, gift shop, and dining at Asbury’s Family Restaurant. Call (304) 567-2691 for more details.

Via Ferrata, Zip Lines, Caving & More

A quick 17-minute trip south of Seneca Rocks via WV-28 S will bring you to NROCKS Outdoor Adventures. If you’re looking for thrills and heart-pounding outdoor fun, this is the place! Activities at NROCKS include rock climbing, 12 zip lines, 3 sky bridges, wild caving, and Via Ferrata. NROCKS is famous for its Via Ferrata; this heart-pounding experience takes guests on a one-mile fixed-anchor professionally guided West Virginia rock climbing adventure that boasts breathtaking views. For more details and rates, contact (877) 435-4842.

A happy couple hold up a troutStream Fishing

Seneca Creek is located near the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center and flows into the North Fork South Branch of the Potomac River. This wild-trout stream is populated with brook and rainbow trout. The creek has several small waterfalls and pools.

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Seneca Rocks Climbing School

Looking to learn how to rock climb, or just looking to brush up on your skills? Visit Seneca Rocks Climbing School where visitors can take private or group guided classes that will teach you the fundamentals of rock climbing. Seneca Rocks Climbing School also offers advanced classes. All instructors are American Mountain Guides Association certified and Seneca Rocks Climbing School has instructed climbers since 1971. All courses can last between one to three days and rates start at $295 per person.

Learn more about Seneca Rocks Climbing School.

large copper alcohol distillerStill Hollow Spirits

Located 12 miles west of Seneca Rocks is Still Hollow Spirits, a family-supported distillery that specializes in mountain-style whiskeys and unique botanical infusions. This farm-to-bottle distillery uses pure spring water and locally sourced ingredients to create their spirits that include Corn Whiskey, Cranberry Moonshine, and Mint Moonshine. To schedule a distillery tour or tasting, call (304) 227-4692.

Shopping & Dining at Harper’s Old Country Store

Brimming with knick-knacks, antiques, gifts, and souvenirs, Harper’s Old Country Store is a blast from the past. The store has operated since 1902 with many of its original features still intact. If you’re hungry, visit the Front Porch Restaurant that serves sandwiches, toasted subs, hand-tossed pizza, pies, and much more, and includes fantastic views of Seneca Rocks and the Allegheny Mountains. For more information, call (304) 567-2586.

rock climbersSeneca Rocks Mountain Guides

Take on the Allegheny Mountains with a guided rock climbing tour with Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides. With over 30 years of mountain climbing experience, Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides will teach you the fundamentals of rock climbing including trad fundamentals, self-rescue, and top rope fundamentals. These two-to-three day rock-climbing courses start at $295 per person. For more information, call (304) 567-2115.


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