We’re serving up another excellent mountain bike adventure! The Spruce Knob to Seneca Creek adventure is a true backcountry excursion; in fact, it is designated by the International Mountain Bike Association as an IMBA EPIC. 17.6 miles long, with about 70% of it awesome singletrack. This is certainly not an easy ride, with around 1,950 feet of elevation gain, so a fair amount of climbing is involved. This is not a ride for beginner mountain bikers. You should have intermediate to advanced skill and stamina. This ride is not a race, so we will be taking breaks from time to time to make sure we are together (if we have enough participants, we will split into multiple groups).
Even though it will be middle of May, be prepared for cooler temps; mountain weather can sometimes be unpredictable, especially at WV’s highest point! And pack a dry pair of socks in a Ziploc bag, as there’s a stream crossing or two that may get your feet wet.
Suitable bikes for this ride: a mountain bike; a hybrid bike, or even a cross bike would not be a great choice.
Be sure to bring plenty of water; a hydration pack is recommended.
Cost: $25. ($35 after April 28) This covers a guide and snacks for during the ride and beverages after the ride.
- Meet at Spruce Knob Lake Campground at 10am.
- If you would like to camp at Spruce Knob Lake Campground the evening before and/or after, you are on your own to make reservations. Go Here to make reservations.
- Expected ride time is 3-4 hours. If there is time and interest, we may explore other trails in the area after finishing the main loop.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Riverton, WV, take U.S. Route 33 south 2 miles to Briery Gap Road (County Road 33/4). Turn right onto Briery Gap Road. Go 2 miles to Forest Road 112, turn right and continue for 13.5 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 1. The campground is 1/2 mile on the right.
From Elkins, WV, take U.S. Route 33 to State Route 29, which is 1 mile west of Harman. Turn right onto SR 29, go south 18.6 miles and tum left onto Forest Road 1. Follow FR 1 for 2.5 miles.
Contact Information for Spruce Knob Lake Campground:
SPRUCE KNOB LAKE
SENECA ROCKS RECREATION AREA
RIVERTON WV 26814