Located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, Seneca Rocks stands 900 feet over the North Fork River. Since the purchase in 1969 by the federal government, Seneca Rocks is a scenic beauty and has popularity among rock climbers. The Rocks offer training schools for both beginners and expert rock climbers. With 375 rock climbing paths, climbers have many options to experience Seneca Rocks up close.
Seneca Rocks is comprised of finely grained sand created from an ocean that eroded 440 million years ago. After millions of years, the Rocks were stripped away leaving behind the formations that we know today. These formations made of Tuscarora quartzite, are exposed grayish-white ridges 250 feet thick and known as one of the most imposing formations throughout eastern West Virginia.
Hiking is also popular at Seneca Rocks. A trail begins behind the Discovery Center and provides an upward one and one-half mile climb that involves many steps. Hikers cross a trail bridge sitting over a river that is popular to fishermen, and taken through forests of shagbark hickory, maple, oak, and redbud trees. Benches are placed along the trail to provide hikers rest when needed. The trail will end at a platform for hikers to take in the view.
Seneca Rocks was a training ground for American soldiers during World War II. Old iron pitons can sometimes be found by hikers and climbers as a result of being soldiers hammering the pitons into the Rocks.
CanaanValleyCabins.com offers lodging and cabin accommodations just minutes away from Seneca Rocks for tourists to enjoy during any season. Seneca Rocks is one of the most visited natural sites in West Virginia and is known for its impressive views and razorback ridges.
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