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Has anyone spent any time in Seneca State Forest? Looks like I'll be spending a week down there next October. Fisherman friends rented cabins and informed me I would be there.
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Never been in it.  But if you have a bicycle, the Greenbriar River trail is close and a nice bike ride from Cass to Marlinton.  You could always ride the train or better yet hike up to the top of Bald Knob.

You're also going to be pretty close to Cranberry.
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You know I've lived in this part of WV for all my life, and never had heard of that park till last year when arfcomhkr and I took a bike ride on the rail trail and seen it on the map. :laugh:
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Thanks for the replies. I haven't been to that part of the state for about 45 years, family almost moved to that area when I was a child. I live in Wheeling. Going to have to get out for an overnight hike while down there. Those fisherman drink too much at night to get up early and hike all day.
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Well, if you want to kill some time.. Go back North on 92 a bit to 66, take that to Cass, Back Mountain road to FR 235.  That may or may not be signed. Follow it up to the top, there the road will fork. There will be a gate in front of you, park there.  

Follow the gated FS road about 2 miles and you'll come to a crossing with the Cass railroad. Turn left (uphill) and follow the RR to the summit and a nice observation platform that will look out over Greenbank.

It's well worth the walk.
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How is this bike trail? I looked at it's website and it says to use fat tire bikes. I have a hybrid with about inch and a half tires. Would that be ok? Looks like a nice trail.
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How is this bike trail? I looked at it's website and it says to use fat tire bikes. I have a hybrid with about inch and a half tires. Would that be ok? Looks like a nice trail.

The Greenbrier River trail??  It is suitable for pretty much any bike.  It's packed fine limestone, and easy to ride on.  Find the right gear and just ride, it's all flat too :)  Arfcomhkr and i did 20 some miles on it this summer.
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Tent camped there "Seneca state forest" years ago,beautiful place as expected for that area.

I remember a small rustic campground and a lake full of trout. :)

And yes...the Greenbrier river Trail is a must and easily bikeable.reminds me of the C&O canal trail yet much more scenic.
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How is this bike trail? I looked at it's website and it says to use fat tire bikes. I have a hybrid with about inch and a half tires. Would that be ok? Looks like a nice trail.

I rode it last year on a Trek 7700 and did fine.  There was one or two spots where new limestone fines must had been added and they weren't packed down yet. You just have to slide back on the seat and take some weight off the front wheel when you hit those.

There's at least one shelter where you can camp along with a couple of spots with water pumps.

You might want to bring a headlamp for the tunnel as it is curved. Gets pitch black right in the center of it.
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Thanks, sounds like a fun place to visit.
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We went there every year for summer vacation when I was a kid and I've been there a few times since.

There is a nice trail Loop Road that runs along the lake back past all the cool beaver dams.

Hiking up to the fire tower if it is still standing is a lot of fun.

Also hiking below cabin 3? (anyway the one below the dam)  back on that road is cool also.


My favorite cabins are the one with the boat dock to itself and the one behind the dam. I've never stayed in the 2 down on the river.

Also I THINK the Allegheny trail passes thru there.
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Well, if you want to kill some time.. Go back North on 92 a bit to 66, take that to Cass, Back Mountain road to FR 235.  That may or may not be signed. Follow it up to the top, there the road will fork. There will be a gate in front of you, park there.  

Follow the gated FS road about 2 miles and you'll come to a crossing with the Cass railroad. Turn left (uphill) and follow the RR to the summit and a nice observation platform that will look out over Greenbank.

It's well worth the walk.

Yeah you can get to the old ghost town of Spruce from that road too

This is from CASS not Seneca.

Overlook on Bald Knob


Fire tower on Bald knob, the first few steps are removed but you can still climb it








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Well, if you want to kill some time.. Go back North on 92 a bit to 66, take that to Cass, Back Mountain road to FR 235.  That may or may not be signed. Follow it up to the top, there the road will fork. There will be a gate in front of you, park there.  

Follow the gated FS road about 2 miles and you'll come to a crossing with the Cass railroad. Turn left (uphill) and follow the RR to the summit and a nice observation platform that will look out over Greenbank.

It's well worth the walk.

Yeah you can get to the old ghost town of Spruce from that road too

This is from CASS not Seneca.

Overlook on Bald Knob


Fire tower on Bald knob, the first few steps are removed but you can still climb it









You sir are insane climbing that tower :laugh: Hell, I don't even like climbing the one on backbone, and it has all of it's steps...
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