Spruce Knob to Seneca Creek - IMBA EPIC
ElevationAscent: 1,944' 592 m
Descent: -1,950' -594 m
High: 4,844' 1,476 m
Low: 3,111' 948 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“From the highest point in WV to the water falls of Seneca Creek, this ride has it all.”— Tim Haggerty
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
When you reach the top you'll find the Huckleberry trailhead near the first parking lot. You're pretty high up, and there are many scenic spots that can be accessed from this trailhead. Before descending, make sure to ride over to the observation tower, and take in the scenic views.
When you're ready to get moving, you'll keep a look out for the Huckleberry Trail. Descending Huckleberry you'll begin by going down gradually on a rocky trail through spruce thickets. About 10 miles into the ride the trail will become steep.
You'll come to an intersection with the Lumberjack and Horton Trail (TR530). You'll want to continue straight, transitioning onto the Horton Trail (TR530), which will continue your steep DH. This DH section on Horton Trail (TR530) is very challenging, like a downhill bike course. There is loose rock, big rocks, steep grades, and mud mixed in everywhere with hard lines. You'll cross the High Meadows Trail (TR564,) but continue straight down Horton till you reach Seneca Creek Trail (TR515).
When at the bottom turn left up the Seneca Creek Trail (TR515) to head back to the car or first stop to check out the waterfall 100ft to the right of the Horton exit.
History & Background
Land Manager: USFS - Monongahela National Forest Office