Seneca Rocks


Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks is one of the best-known landmarks in West Virginia.  These rocks have long been noted as a scenic attraction and are popular with rock climbers.

The rocks are a magnificent formation rising nearly 900 feet above the North Fork River.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year-round during daylight hours.
Restrictions: See Order No. 21-96.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For more information on Seneca Rocks please contact the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center at (304) 567-2827 or Potomac Ranger District at (304) 257-4488.

General Information


At Intersection of Route 33 and Route 55. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Rock Climbing

Due to the hardness of the Tuscarora sandstone formation, and the degree of climbing difficulty, Seneca Rocks offers rock climbers a unique opportunity found nowhere else in the east. There are over 375 major mapped climbing routes, varying in degree from the easiest (5.0) to the most difficult (5.12). Only trained and experienced rock climbers should attempt to scale the rocks. There are two climbing schools located in the communities of Seneca Rocks and nearby Riverton who train prospective climbers in beginning and advanced rock climbing. The school in Riverton also offers a climbers rescue course.


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