Lumberjack Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails


Located in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest—a hotspot for mountain biking and rock climbing—the Lumberjack Trail offers a scenic hike on an old railroad grade. The heavily-forested trail follows the north slope of Spruce Knob, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

History buffs will appreciate the occasional railroad ties and bridge footings still remaining from the days of the railroad.

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Monongahela National Forest

200 Sycamore Street
Elkins, West Virginia


This is a single-track and often steep, once a logging railroad.

MNF – Spruce Knob NRA
Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area Trail Map-

Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points Lumberjack Trailhead on FR 112 to High Meadows Trail
Counties Pendleton
Trail Length 5.7 miles
Activities Hiking
Trail Surface Dirt
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Parking and Trail Access

To access the Lumberjack Trail’s southern trail head, take Forest Road 112 approximately 4.5 miles east from Spruce Knob Lake. Parking is available along the road.