Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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ToqWatts - Jun 17, 2023 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2023

Beatiful Sunset  Sucess!

Reached the observation tower just before sunset. Continued on around to the western side of the trail, and sat on the boulders to watch the sun go down.

The trail was very well kept. It was a bit breezy and cool (around 55°.)

This made the third high point of the day. We started on Mount Davis in PA, then hit Hoye Crest in MD, and finally this one.


pjskeleton - May 29, 2023 10:48 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2019

US State Highpoint 2/50  Sucess!

Technically my first “highpointing” visit, but since I’d been to Mt. Davis in PA as a Boy Scout several times, I’m counting Spruce Knob as my second highpoint. I’ve returned several times since due to the uniqueness and beauty of the whole area.


Dundeel - Sep 20, 2022 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2022

State Highpoint #29  Sucess!

Drove up. Third state highpoint for the day. Rain showers visible nearby.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 1, 2022 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2022

Drive up   Sucess!

Walked with Ben during a college visit trip to NC & VA. Glad it worked out, and mostly enjoyed the long drive from Durham/Chapel Hill en route to Charlottesville.

zacharydebruine - Jul 29, 2022 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2019

Cycled up from first pitch  Sucess!



admiralcapn - Feb 27, 2022 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2021

HP #27  Sucess!

After a full day of rain the day prior, Monday broke bright and sunny. We made an early morning "summit" (drive-up) with gorgeous views across the national forest. Would be a great mid-fall summit.


DSimm81 - Dec 28, 2021 8:05 am Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2021

HP# 7  Sucess!

Had a couple weeks off from work, decided to take a trip to the East from IL to hit a bunch of HPs. (HP 4 of 9 during this trip.) Cool winding road to top. Nice tower views. Hiking trails available. Took a while to find the USGS seal.

2timconnie - Nov 20, 2021 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2021

Spruce Knob  Sucess!

Beautiful views..easy hike.

jgoodsnyder - Nov 9, 2021 9:08 am Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2021

High Point #16  Sucess!

Beautiful drive up with amazing fall colors and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains/hills. The short hike to the summit was pretty and there was even a little patch off snow just off of the trail! One of my favorite high points I've done so far!


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

Second Spruce Knob Summit  Sucess!

Saw the Comet


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

Spruce knob   Sucess!

Fun little area to hike some of the ridge trails!

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