Spruce Knob

Pendeleton County, Potomac Branches Region
Pendeleton County Landscape

The highest point in West Virginia, Spruce Knob (elev. 4,863 ft.), on Spruce Mountain, is also the highest point in the Allegheny Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern U.S. Though the windswept height is rarely accessible in winter, the peak and the observation tower upon its summit attract thousands of visitors annually. A series of trails lead outward from the summit, allowing visitors to tour the singular windswept environment.

Visiting Spruce Knob

Spruce Knob is located in the Monongahela National Forest in the Spruce Knob National Recreation Area. The National Forest service maintains roads to the peak through much of the year and has established hiking trails that wander outward from the summit. Visit the NFS site.

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