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Seneca Rocks State Park

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Address: Seneca Rocks, WV
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This park is best known for it's rocky cliffs: a great place for rock...

This park is best known for it's rocky cliffs: a great place for rock climbing.

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Unique park, beautiful area

We drove into West Virginia coming from Northern Virginia so the drive very beautiful and interesting. Just very mountainous. When you finally get to the Seneca area, it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
eldosokyjl
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove into West Virginia coming from Northern Virginia so the drive very beautiful and interesting. Just very mountainous. When you finally get to the Seneca area, it's quite beautiful as well. We parked, took some photos, and went over to the visitors center (I believe this one is run by Fish and Wildlife Services, but definitely no the National... More 

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Sandy Bay, Honduras
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get more out of the park if you take the time to go to the summit. To view the rocks from the road level is nice but the view is so much better at the top. We took a horseback ride to the top and that was amazing. The last part of the leg you do have to walk... More 

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in July 2016 and we climbed to the top of Seneca. This is a great park with lots of parking and the mountain is awesome! I didn't hike to the top since we climbed but I have heard that it is good too! I highly recommend checking this park out if you are in the area because there are... More 

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Leivasy, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I won't lie and say the 1.3 mile hike up to the observation deck is easy, but it is well worth it! Take a bottle of water and take your time and the view is be breathtaking! I recommend it to any adventurer or outdoor people!

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A good hike but not overly strenuous to a beautiful look out. The path is well maintained and the views are more than worth the effort to get up the mountain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Love and easy walk to yhe top didnt have to stop for breath even once and IAm an out of shape 64 year old and my wife 57 .the warnings were grosly exagerated.the vew was everything expected a wanderful 2 hours or maybe 90 minutes

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were on a hiking trip and one of our stops was Seneca Rocks. The trail was well maintained but was a long walk up to the stairs to view the rocks. There were switchbacks so you weren't hiking 1.5 miles straight up. Stop at the info center and use the facilities prior to the climb and take water. The... More 

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Niles, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was definitely worth driving from Blackwater Falls State Park to experience this location. If you are not in somewhat decent shape, expect the hike to take a while. The sign at the beginning is fairly accurate regarding the distance and elevation change. If you want to be brave, and see what the other curiosity seekers were viewing from above... More 

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Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is quite a spectacular area but don't plan on a walk being easy if you want to go up, up, up. We didn't make it to the overlook, but had plenty of great views along the way. Also be sure to visit the visitors center.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The fall hours are posted for visitor's center but door was locked and center not open. No cellular service to look for a map so we took couple pics and left.

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