Length: 5 miles (end 38.774106, -79.506169). Difficulty: Moderate
“This is the most heavily used trail in the area. From Forest Road 112 it follows the creek for five miles before reaching its terminus with Horton Trail. Beyond this point, the trail is not maintained, but adventurous hikers can wander downstream a few more miles before reaching private property. This private land is posted, so please do not trespass. Seneca Creek has many waterfalls cascading into clear pools. The trail crisscrosses the creek several times. Hikers must ford the creek as there are no footbridges.”
Directions from Morgantown:
Take I-79 south to Weston (exit 99). Take rt. 33 east to Elkins. Continue on 33 east for 18 miles to cr-3 (Rich Mtn Rd). Turn right and go 1.7 miles to Job and then on cr-29 (Whitmer Rd) for 15 miles. There are 7 trailheads along this road starting at 1 mile south of Whitmer. At the end of cr-29, go left (east) on FR1 and FR112 past Spruce Knob Lake CG. Three more trailheads are on your left. Continue on to Spruce Knob where is another trailhead. Information from U.S. Forest Service.