Osceola Spruce Knob

Total Miles
27.4

Elevation

1,481.56 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The route travels primarily through Monongahela NF on maintained FS gravel roads. A section of the route passes through private land and rolling farmland on gravel road. The accent from the Forest Service Road to the summit at Spruce Knob is fully paved. Spruce Knob is the highest point in WV with 360 degree expansive views. The route passes by 2 NF camping areas and several dispersed sites can also be found. Spruce knob lake offers fishing and kayaking opportunities. Numerous hiking trailheads are located along the route. Very little cell service anywhere along route.

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Osceola Spruce Knob
Osceola Spruce Knob
Osceola Spruce Knob

Difficulty

maintained gravel roads with some paved FS roads

History

Highest point in West Virginia

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Tim Boerema
Jun 03, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
My goodness lots of uphill I took a mountain bike and walked up a long hill nice hard packed mud and pea gravel great ride
Andy Thomas
May 03, 2024
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Open
Washboard
Coming from the east the climb to spruce knob is paved. The road is narrow and depending on the time of day or day of the week can have a good bit of oncoming traffic. There is a nice lookout of the eastern valley 3/4 of the way up. Make a right at the fork to continue to the top of spruce knob. There is plenty of parking and vault toilets. To get to the highest point take the short hike to the tower. When continuing down from the knob the road turns to gravel and can have many potholes and washboarded sections based on the time of the year. There are many hiking trailheads along the descent of fsr 112. At the intersection of fsr 112 and fsr 1 taking fsr 1 goes back to pavement and takes you by spruce knob lake campground and spruce knob lake. Both are worth checking out and during a new moon the lake provides some of the best star gazing I've ever seen. fsr 1 ends at county road 29.
Jason Wishard
Mar 28, 2024
2021 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Dusty
Washboard
The parts that were unpaved were just gravel. Some bad potholes here and there with some washboard. Just take it easy. The views were amazing but the ice and wind sept trees were quite a sight!

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