Spruce Knob via Huckleberry Trail

Riverton, West Virginia



11.53 miles

Elevation Gain

1201 ft

Route Type



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Spruce Knob via Huckleberry Trail in Riverton, West Virginia is a moderate difficulty hiking trail. The trail spans approximately 11.53 miles round trip and is best suited for intermediate hikers. The trailhead is located at an elevation of 1,201 feet, making it the highest point in West Virginia. The trail features a variety of natural landmarks. Hikers will pass through a dense spruce forest, which gives the trail its name. The trail also offers views of the Allegheny Mountains and the Potomac River. Along the trail, hikers will encounter unique rock formations, including a large quartzite outcrop known as the 'Huckleberry Rock'. The trail is well-marked and maintained, with clear signage at key junctions. Hikers are advised to wear sturdy footwear due to the rocky terrain. The trail can be hiked year-round, but the best time to visit is during the fall when the foliage is at its peak. Nearby amenities include a campground and picnic area. There are no guided tours available, but the trail is easy to navigate independently. Hikers should plan for approximately 3-4 hours to complete the trail, depending on pace and fitness level.
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