Bickle Knob Observation Tower

  

View from Bickle Knob Observation Tower

High atop Bickle Knob sits the Bickle Knob observation tower where visitors can catch the panaromic vista of the surrounding forest.

Located approximately 10 miles northeast of Elkins, West Virginia, on Forest Road 91 (Stuart Memorial Drive).

At a Glance

Operational Hours: See Recreation Site Information.
Fees There are no fees for use of the observation tower.
Permit Info: Site is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Restrictions:
  • Dogs are permitted if on a leash at all times.
  • Limited to day-use only.
Closest Towns: Elkins, WV
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cheat Ranger District, PO Box, Parsons, WV 26287 (304) 478-2000, extension 0.

General Information

Directions:

From Elkins, go east on State Highway 33 for approximately 4 miles. Turn north on WV Route 33/8 (old US Route 33) and travel approximately 2 miles. Turn north on WV Route 6 and drive 1/2 mile just past the entrance to Stuart Recreation Area. Turn right on Forest Road 91(Stuart Memorial Drive) and go approximately 4 miles and turn left on Forest Road 91A.


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Day Hiking

Middle Point Trail, #140, which is 3.7 miles in length, is located along Forest Road 91 (Stuart Memorial Drive) west of the picnic/campground area. There are several trails in the Otter Creek Wilderness that offer more challenging experiences because the trail junctions are not signed and there are no bridges over stream crossing. Topo maps are recommended for wilderness adventures.

Backpacking

Middle Point Trail, #140, which is 3.7 miles in length, is located along Forest Road 91 (Stuart Memorial Drive) west of the picnic/campground area. There are several trails in the Otter Creek Wilderness that offer more challenging experiences because the trail junctions are not signed and there are no bridges over stream crossing. Topo maps are recommended for wilderness adventures.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.934310
  Longitude : 
-79.731690