Spruce Knob, West Virginia

Spruce Knob (elevation 4863 ft) is the highest point in West Virginia. Like many of the state high points in the Appalachian Mountains, it is easily accessible via a paved road that goes to its summit.

View from one of the overlooks on the summit trail

On the summit there is a gravel walking path that goes to a few viewpoints and an observation tower. The view from the observation tower really isn't that great, with the best view from the southwestern-most point on the trail.

The entirety of the trail is a very easy walk and passes through the spruce forest that sits at the summit of the mountain. This spruce forest is relatively rare for a forest this far south, hence why it is only found at the mountain's summit.

Panoramic view from the southwestern viewpoint

Observation tower on the summit


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