Spruce Knob Loop

4.57 out of 5
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↑ 1,000 ft
↓ 1,900 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
If you don't have a shuttle, start on the Fire Road at the Seneca Creek Trailhead, ride up the fire road to the top of Spruce Knob, 6 miles. Follow Huckleberry till you come to the first intersection, stay left on Huckleberry, then in a short distance you will go left again. Follow the trail till you come to Lumberjack trail and then across Lumberjack on a trail marked "to Seneca Creek" In a short distance, Judy Springs trail will take off on your left. Make sure your brakes are adjusted here because it is a couple miles of steep, offcamber downhill with some tough little dips with lots of rocks in them. Watch your speed because they come up fast. You will know when you are about there, because you will come into a nasty rockgarden on the side of a step hill. It can be ridden, just go for it. Stay to the right near the bottom due to a drop off before the creek. After a short climb and another short downhill you will come out a Judy Springs remote campsites, cross the wooden walk bridge and take a left on Seneca Creek Trail. This portion is a gradual climb for about 3 miles back to your vehicle.
If you have a shuttle, you can leave one vehicle at Seneca Creek Trailhead and drive to the top of Spruce Knob, however you will miss some awesome scenery.
Check the pictures posted.
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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (7)

April 22, 2016
Review: Huckleberry is in good shape right now & actually dry for April. However Lumberjack is a nightmare. Full of large deadfalls & swampy wet areas everywhere the small runn offs cross the trail, and there are many. My advise is to avoid it & stay on higher ground. I'm not a local or I would be out there with a saw doing some serious maintenance. Craig M. Lewistown PA


October 25, 2011
jfigel76 Gnarly  
Review: Best to have shuttle to top then park at Walk In Campground. Nice, technical downhill with challenging terrain and drop offs. Count on a few hours even without shuttle. Epic without shuttle, and the road is dusty, dirty. Watch for cow-pies near the campground, they are slippery.


October 10, 2009
Outdoornut Singletrack  
Review: Hey just got my newest issue of IMBA Trail News and they have listed this loop as an IMBA Epic. Pretty Awesome as it's one of my favorite rides. They are calling it the Spruce Knob Loop. I have asked the webmaster to change it to that name to avoid duplications. This is a must ride if you are in the area.

Similar Trail: All of the trails are Davis / Canaan Valley WV


October 8, 2009
Outdoornut Singletrack  
Review: Just rode this loop in September with a group of 16 other riders. The trails are drier than I even seen them and the ride was awesome. Everyone had a great time and believe it or not, no mechanicals ! None ! Couldn't believe it. Only one bad looking crash on Judy Springs Trail but the guy rode out.


August 26, 2008
oldnoob Gramcounter  
Review: starting at the highest point in the state (spruce knob) This is a must ride for the passionate mountain biker. epic scenery/views, and epic terrain. theres even a little dirt on those rocks in places :) in one section i almost had to drop to granny while DESCENDING parts of Huckleberry! there are many other trails up there in the seneca creek backcountry area to make other loops and longer rides too. just make damn sure Huckleberry and Judy Springs are part of the loop/ride!

* Review edited 8/25/2008

Similar Trail: plantation trail and all the other canaan mtn backcountry trails, and dolly sods north!


August 25, 2008
Outdoornut Singletrack  
Review: Just rode this trail again on August 23, 2008 and it's still awesome. Almost seemed like more rock than I remember, but awesome anyway. Oldnoob joined my son and I for the ride and we did the same loop as last year using Seneca Creek Trailhead as the starting point. I'll post some newer pics in a couple days. If you like rock gardens, root gardens, some loose rock downhills and one nasty boulder field near the bottom you'll love this loop.

Similar Trail: The trails near Davis / Canaan Valley WV.


July 8, 2008
Outdoornut Singletrack  
Review: Just wanted to rate this as difficult. Hope to ride this again real soon and will give a better update.

Similar Trail: Judy Springs, Seneca Creek, Allegheny Mtn. (non technical ridgetop riding), and all the trail up in Canaan Valley.

Spruce Knob Loop MTB Trail 4.57 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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