My Favorite Local Hike: Seneca Creek & Spruce Knob (WV)
If you ever manage to spend time in the D.C. area, you'll soon realize that there's a large hiking community in the region. There are options from easy to strenuous hikes and multi-day backpacking trips. I have had the pleasure to experience the region as my training ground for my overseas trekking adventures.
In West Virginia, one is lucky to enjoy the fall colors in the autumn season although hiking is ideal anytime of the year. I often organize groups to do overnight backpacking and/or camping & day hiking in the Seneca Creek & Spruce Knob area of the state. Spruce Knob happens to be the highest point of WV and easily visited by car.
However, the magic of nature is best experienced by foot. Some of the best trails including the Seneca Creek which provides a remarkable display of waterfalls along the trail. You can easily combine this trail with the High Meadows, Alleghany or the Lumberjack trail which will then take you up to the highest point of the state, Spruce Knob.
To learn more about trail options, you can checkHiking Upward website.
The experience is best told through visuals so check out the video and enjoy!