Explore the Spruce Knob Observation Tower

0.4 Miles Round Trip - 20 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Spruce Knob Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Dan Barr

Sitting at 4,863 feet above sea level, Spruce Knob is the highest point in West Virginia, and the highest peak in the Allegheny Mountains.

Driving to the top of Spruce Mountain is perhaps the most difficult part of the journey. Once at the top of Spruce Mountain, park and head south along a short, 0.2 mile long trail that leads to the official state highpoint of Spruce Knob. Be sure to find the USGS marker near the base of the observation tower off to the left side of the gravel trail, anchored in cement. The observation tower at Spruce Knob has commanding 360 degree views of the entire region that are absolutely breathtaking.

The roads in the winter time are not maintained, so it can be difficult to reach the top in adverse weather. Combined with the brutal winds, its a place for the hardy to visit during the colder months.

Being the highest point in West Virginia, those who enjoy the hobby of highpointing will absolutely have to add it to the list!

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Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic

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0.4 Miles
20 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Beautiful Views in Winter

Grabbed this state high point in the middle of winter and it was beautiful. The entire area was covered in snow, so we threw on the snow shoes for a short and very enjoyable hike.