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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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Great hike

All uphill but switchbacks are helpful and make hike doable for most people in cool weather. Good view from observation deck, best view of rocks is in lower parking lot.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All uphill but switchbacks are helpful and make hike doable for most people in cool weather. Good view from observation deck, best view of rocks is in lower parking lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the walk up is a little tough take some water you will need it. once up you can go further if you like but beware not for the faint of heart i myself had to stop at one point cant take the little space to walk on with looking down over 1000 feet lol but so much fun you can... More 

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Carrollton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful walk, beautiful views peaceful setting. Just consider, thinner air and any breathing problems, my husband went clear up to the lookout, while I had to turn back.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

They have a visitor's center for the park. You can buy souvenirs and look out at Seneca Rocks. Also you can climb Seneca Rocks. They have a path that winds up to the top of the rocks and have a overlook platform looking out and down. It will take a while to make it up to the top, they have... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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 31 December 2016

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 5 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 3 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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