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Address: Forest Service Road 27, Durbin, WV

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Rare endangered species and views extending towards Spruce Knob

This rare, virgin Red Spruce forest is a glimpse at the forests of the high Allegheny mountains as they once would have looked before most red spruce trees were logged. Rare... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 May 2012
Roxy T
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Elkins, West Virginia, United States
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Oak Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Even though the old fire watch tower has been removed, you can still see beautiful scenery. Look around, those trees have never been logged. This area is a virgin forest. Now listen to the silence.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Gaudineer Knob is a small chunk of what West Virginia once was before civilization came. On top of Cheat Mountain off Route 250 between Durbin and Huttonsville, WV. Take the forest road a couple miles and you can walk in a primeval Spruce forest at the end of a short drive to the right. There is an easy walking trail... More 

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Elkins, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

This rare, virgin Red Spruce forest is a glimpse at the forests of the high Allegheny mountains as they once would have looked before most red spruce trees were logged. Rare, endangered species such as the Cheat Mountain Salamander and the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel (was isolated from the northern flying squirrel species when ice sheets covering North America... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2009

I chose this location because it was very secluded and was just what I needed! Granted the trail to the overlook is not long at all, but the view is spectacular....especially in winter! If you're driving through the area, go check it out!

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La Grange, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2009

A complete disappointment! The Gaudineer Scenic Area consists of a three mile unpaved, very rough road into an average heavily forested area with no views and nothing to see or do. Not developed in the least, and not "scenic" at all -- the state roads we drove to get there were far nicer and more scenic. A total waste of... More 

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