Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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stoaX

stoaX - Oct 2, 2021 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2021

Not a hike, but a fun place to visit anyway

The drive to Spruce Knob was way more taxing than the the little loop trail around the summit. The weather at the top was windy and misty....3 miles down the road it was warm and sunny...

MW

MW - Jul 6, 2021 11:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2019

Highpoint #12  Sucess!

Drove to the top and walked the 0.6 mile loop around the summit. Awesome views and saw a deer. Would have preferred to do a hike, but not many great options there. Was my third HP of the day after PA and MD.

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2bRpsHiqls

PaHiker

PaHiker - Apr 11, 2021 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2021

Summit #10! Nice, familiar hike.  Sucess!

This was a really nice hike, cool and crisp, not too muddy, terrain reminds me of the Mt. Davis hike.

Read a number of posts on other sites about the turnoff for Huckleberry being hard to spot, and it was. Found it at 1.1 miles, built a small cairn at the start of the trail to make it easy for others to spot.

WIHighPointer - Jan 14, 2021 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2021

HP #23, Spruce Knob, WV  Sucess!

Completely dark when I arrived. The narrow winding switchback roads up and down were exciting because of the frozen snow/slush the directed the vehicle, similar to an automated car wash. The observation tower is a short walk from the parking lot but in the pitch black darkness it can seem long. The cloudless sky did not add any light, otherwise the snow covered ground would reflected a bit.

Even in the dark I found the USGS Marker quickly underneath the Northeast corner of the observation tower. The sun may have melted the snow off of the Marker.

Geo412

Geo412 - Nov 28, 2020 3:54 am Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2020

Quick summit  Sucess!

Awesome wife Leah and I did a quick summit of Spruce Knob today on our way to summit Backbone in MD and Mount Davis in PA. Great weather for this time of year!

nickrulercreator

nickrulercreator - Oct 19, 2020 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2020

Second Spruce Knob Summit  Sucess!

Saw the Comet

nickrulercreator

nickrulercreator - Oct 19, 2020 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2020

First Spruce Knob Summit  Sucess!

Cool Peak.

travelingronman - Mar 15, 2020 10:26 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2020

highpoint  Sucess!

rainy and cold, but did HP #8

tsbocook - Jan 6, 2020 9:43 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2019

HP #9  Sucess!

Easy highpoint

chasesax

chasesax - Aug 12, 2019 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2019

High Point #4  Sucess!

Watched the sunset from the west face of the mountain along the boulders. Absolutely stunning! Absolutely would recommend hitting this at sunset. It was a Saturday summer evening and it wasn't crowded. The high point marker is non-descript in the ground about 50 ft south of the tower. Caution: Not all sections of road are paved, some of the gravel portions have some serious potholes, small cars beware.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - May 25, 2019 9:14 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2019

Spruce knob   Sucess!

Fun little area to hike some of the ridge trails!

Harrison_kion - May 3, 2019 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2019

3rd times a charm  Sucess!

Stream crossing was painful but got through it. was a pleasant solo

KellyGoat

KellyGoat - Jan 16, 2019 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2016

Spruce Knob and a Via Ferrata  Sucess!

The day before, I climbed the Via Ferrata at Nelson Rocks and camped near Seneca Rocks, both AMAZING hikes. At Spruce Knob I hiked the Whispering Spruce Trail to the observation tower for incredible views.

radbb

radbb - Dec 26, 2018 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2018

Hardest part was the drive up  Sucess!

1/3 HP today. It was sunny and calm, but the road conditions were not good. Ice and 6-12" of snow going up the mountain.

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Nov 24, 2018 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2018

HP #18  Sucess!

I like the Hillbilly country!

billydheyhey

billydheyhey - Nov 16, 2018 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2017

HP #27!  Sucess!

Drove to the top right before a rainstorm hit. A lot of people hike it, but I was restricted for time trying to catch the eclipse in Nashville. Very green from the summit.

themnkid

themnkid - Oct 30, 2018 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2018

WV Highpoint  Sucess!

Nice drive to the top. One of my favorite highpoints. Very peaceful.

marciamallow

marciamallow - May 26, 2018 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2010

HP #4  Sucess!

Nice drive up

Kristalea

Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 12:54 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2017

Highpoint#7  Sucess!

Misty/rainy day so we couldn't see too far but the rain stopped just in time for us to enjoy the moment

HikerHel - Mar 31, 2018 1:01 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2017

Highpoint #7  Sucess!

Memorial Day roadtrip ... mission was to check off 3 highpoints ... PA, MD, and WV.

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