Seneca Rocks Travel Guide

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Seneca Rocks Overview

Seneca Rocks, in Randolph County, West Virginia, is one of the state’s most notable landmarks. It is part of the Monongahela National Forest that has, in part, been owned by the U.S. government since 1915. The rocks, made of Tuscarora quartzite that is about 250 feet thick, were purchased by the government in 1969, and they tower approximately 900 feet from the surrounding land.

During the peak travel season, your journey can begin at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center at the base of the rocks where you can enjoy purchasing items from local crafters, listening to West Virginia music and sipping a refreshing drink. From there, you can cross a footbridge across the North Fork River and traverse the 1.3 miles of trail that heads to the lookout point. There are several benches located along the route in which to rest. Experienced rock climbers can use one of the 375 mapped climbing routes to achieve greater heights on the massive rock. The degree of difficulty of these climbs ranges from 5.0 – 5.12. For more information on how to climb the rocks, you can visit one of the two nearby climbing schools – one in Seneca Rocks and the other in nearby Riverton.

Various nearby activties include: Sites Homestead, Seneca Creek Backcountry, Spruce Knob, Cass Scenic Railroad, Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley. Campsites are also available along State Route 28 or at a National Forest Campground, Seneca Shadows.