Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks is a historic unincorporated town named after the Seneca Tribe of Native Americans that used the area for hunting and fishing. Located close to the confluence of Seneca Creek and the North Fork South Branch of the Potomac River there are many outstanding fishing opportunities including. Seneca Rocks was purchased by the federal government in 1969 and is one of the most iconic Scenic attractions in the state. The rocks are extremely popular and are used by hikers, rock climbers, and anyone looking for an adventure. Seneca Rocks is a rock climbers paradise with over 375 major mapped climbing routes. The Seneca Rocks Discovery Center is located at the base of the rocks and offers intriguing nature, history, and heritage displays and programs. It also has a small gift shop and other amenities for visitors. Only a few miles away is Spruce Knob which is the highest point in the state at 4,863 feet above sea level. The Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks National Recreation area offers outstanding hiking trails including Seneca Creek Falls, Spruce Knob via Huckleberry trail, or if you’re up for a challenge 15 minutes away is the twenty-six-mile North Fork Mountain trail. Another great attraction is Seneca Caverns which offers cave tours as well as gemstone mining. Harper’s Old Country Store is the oldest general store in the state and is a must see. Not far down the road is NRocks, an outdoor adventure offering ziplining, a Via Ferrata, climbing, wild caving, and lodging.

Available Attractions

  • Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Climbing

  • Waterfall

  • Hiking

  • Biking

  • Caving

  • Horseback Riding


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