Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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wvasmith - Jan 31, 2014 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2014

Winter Hike  Sucess!

The road is not maintained in winter and there was about 1' on the ground drove up the East side of the mountain on Forest RD 112. Parked at a pull off 5.5 miles from the summit, hiked to the summit then took the Huckleberry trail to Seneca creek trail then took the auto road back to the car.
The original plans was to hike Seneca creek to huckleberry and descend the auto road to the truck but the truck didn't make it over the mountain to the west side and I still felt like hiking from the base of the mountain which made for a long day being that I had to break trail anytime I was off the road. If you try a winter ascent don't plan on crossing over the mountain if there's snow on the ground and approach from the west side. Ended up around 18 miles of hiking


iamrwood - Jan 12, 2014 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2013

9% Up 9% Down  Sucess!

Headed out to West Virginia from Eastern Maryland early in the morning for a long day of high pointing that started with Spruce Knob. Dad and I wandered around a bit, even found makeshift seating with boulders that reminded us of the Flintstones! We were lucky and were out there AFTER the rains, so cool weather and relatively minimal mud!


Woodswalker - Nov 29, 2013 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Spruce Knob  Sucess!

West Virginia highpoint.

jamesglaze - Oct 16, 2013 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013

HP No. 16  Sucess!

Summited along with my wife (No. 9 for her). Nice day but some fog. Good views to the north. HP 1 of 3 today ( Maryland, Pennsylvania).


technicolorNH - Aug 20, 2013 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2013

nice hike  Sucess!

Seneca to Judy to Huckleberry. Started far too late (3 pm) and had to burn some muscle to make time. Paid for it at the end as the trip down actually took longer than the trip up (3 hrs up, 3.5 hrs down). Finished in the dark. The mountain meadow connector was the steepest and most beautiful part.

pattyd82ab - Aug 12, 2013 10:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

HP#7  Sucess!

We elected not to do a long hike up the summit in order to save time to do some climbing on Seneca Rocks. None the less, we did some hiking on the trails around the summit. The weather was not very good, but once it cleared up a bit, the view was nice. They keep the area very nice. Unfortunately we found that someone has removed the bench mark. Now all that is left is a circular patch of concrete, and the rod it was once connected to.


BadgerSummitSeeker - Jul 28, 2013 12:08 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2013

State High Point # 29  Sucess!

It was a very hot day at the top of West Virginia. Had a picnic at one of the nearby tables. There wasn't a lot of shade but we found some. After lunch we strolled over to the observation summit to take in the views.


marilou - Jul 20, 2013 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2013

Very Windy Summit  Sucess!

There was snow the night before and the summit road wasn't plowed all the way. So, we parked up to the plowed area and hiked up. A young couple drove up past us and got stuck. And two other pick-up trucks higher up were stuck too. Beautiful views on the nearby Whispering Spruce trail. Very windy in the summit area. HP#24.


jeffh25 - Jul 18, 2013 11:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

HP # 38  Sucess!

Totally socked in with fog and clouds but it made it that much more of an experience too. Really cool place though with some great examples of krummholz.


THalky - Jun 8, 2013 6:10 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2013

Muddy mess  Sucess!

The lumberjack trail was muddy and a little annoying, Huckleberry was a nice stroll. The connector was the only real elevation gain. Nice and easy, and a decent tower on top.

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jun 7, 2013 4:09 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2013

Tower views  Sucess!

We decided to hike up the Lumberjack/huckleberry trail up 8 miles, since this was the only real hiking of our 5 HP trip through the Mid Atlantic. No real views on the way up the trail, except for the tower at the summit of course. Great weather day, no clouds. State HP #16 for me.


WyomingSummits - Apr 8, 2013 11:38 pm

Nice!  Sucess!

Beautiful views!


atavist - Feb 18, 2013 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2013

WV  Sucess!

Ninth HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Road was snowed over so had to hike the last 1 mile. Afterwards drove over to Backbone Mtn for sunset. Seneca Rocks were stunning.


xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 11:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2010

thirty-two  Sucess!



funnyfarm - Dec 10, 2012 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2012

Total White Out  Sucess!

Not a great day for the views. It was a great day when I headed for the mountain but all fog when I got there. This is #5. I did MD the same day. Total White out there also.


chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

Eight HP  Sucess!

I grew up in Charleston, WV, so I'd wanted to climb this one for a long time. The road up is a lot of fun and the top is spectacular with the spruce and boulders (though that's not an unbiased opinion). The view from the tower is great.


tpoe1234 - Aug 20, 2012 10:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Amazing views  Sucess!

Highpoint #3. Amazing views on a gorgeous, surprisingly cool, August weekend. The colors are amazing even in the summer. Creating an album of my favorite photos to link to this site as we speak, since I took over 100 while up here.


lizrdboy - Aug 16, 2012 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Nice  Sucess!

Great summit. Wish I had time to hike some more of the trails.


islandborn11 - Jul 8, 2012 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

Impressive mountain  Sucess!

I was surprised by the sheer mass while driving from Harrisonburg and through the tiny mountain settlements. Tons of chipmunks and wild turkeys on the mountain as well. Nice views from the tower but the brush was a little thick to see a ton.


Jow - Jun 11, 2012 10:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

#23  Sucess!

Beautiful day. After car travel sidelined highpoint adventure the day before, we rocked the lumberjack trail to the huckleberry trail, a nice leisurely 16 mile round trip adventure.

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