We have been to Seneca Rocks many times when your daughters were younger. Last week we went again. I thought I would share this Natural Wonder with you. Seneca Rocks is one of the best known landmarks in West Virginia. It was purchased by the Federal Government in 1969.
The rocks are are beautiful to view from the picnic area with their formations rising nearly 900 feet above the North Fork River.
There is evidence suggesting that Native Americans had camped at the mouth of the Seneca Creek. The famous Seneca Trail followed the Potomac River. This trial was often used by the Algonquin, Tuscarora and Seneca tribes to trade as well making war.
These Rocks are well know for rock climbing. That is if you are brave enough. It has been documented that people were climbing them as far back as 1935. The rocks offer the offer the rock climber a unique opportunity found nowhere else in the east. The degree of climbing is very difficult because of the hardness of the Tuscaroro Sandstone formation and the degree of climbing difficulty.
The Seneca Rocks are in the Monongahela National Forest.
Although steep the trail can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
It is straight up and very dangerous to hike up the hill. Steps, switchbacks and benches scattered along the trail all help to ease the trip for visitors.
At the top you'll be rewarded by stepping onto the platform and viewing the breath-taking beauty of the valley below.
I hope you have enjoyed this journey with me to the Seneca Rocks In West Virginia.