Spuce Knob Observation Tower - Monongahela National Forest - Whitmer, West Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34
N 38° 41.974 W 079° 31.985
17S E 627560 N 4284458
Quick Description: The observation tower for the highest point in West Virginia (Spruce Knob), is located within the Monongahela National Forest in Pendleton County, West Virginia
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2012 4:44:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMER7V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:

Spuce Knob Observation Tower - Monongahela National Forest - Whitmer, West Virginia

This stone and steel observation tower sits atop Spruce Knob, providing visitors with a vantage point from which to enjoy a 360 degree view of West Virginia's Highest Point (4,863 Feet above sea level)

Vault toilets, picnic tables, grills and vehicle parking are available nearby.

The severe climate here means that cold fogs and strong winds can occur even in summer. Snow covers much of the area during winter months and roads are sometimes closed, or passable only with four-wheel drive vehicles.

Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 30.00

Difficulty:

Parking Area: N 38° 42.121 W 079° 31.978

Opening times and fees: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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