Hiking & Backpacking with Recycle My Hike

Hiking & Backpacking with Recycle My Hike

Hiking & Backpacking with Recycle My Hike

“Big shout out goes out to I Love Camping Gear for allowing me to share”

Hello there again everyone, my name is Joe, founder of Recycle My Hike (@recyclemyhike) and this is my latest adventure.  Once again a big shout out goes out to I Love Camping Gear for allowing me to share some of my favorite hikes with this great community!

 

“The area is beautiful in the springtime with lots of green and flowers in bloom”

My hike for this week was a nice long 4 day/3 night backpacking trip in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreational Area.  The area is beautiful in the springtime with lots of green and flowers in bloom.  The area also contains a few small rivers with some really cool little waterfalls and fast flowing sections.  Also in this area, you can see some magnificent views of the surrounding peaks and valleys!

“Along the way there is lots of open green space”

This hike wastes no time.  The starting section is primarily steep inclines to get you on top of the mountain ridgeline.  As you ascend up the mountain you’ll need to carry all your water for the next day and a half because you will not pass a stream until the later part of the hike.  Along the way there is lots of open green space that are great for camping and also allow 360º views of the night sky.

“All along Seneca Creek”

On the back half of the trip you will descend back down the mountain following along Seneca Creek.  The creek is typically flowing relatively fast and is a life saver when you have been without water.  All along Seneca Creek there are many campsites on both sides as it is a very popular area.  At the very end of the hike you pass through a section of tall pine trees which doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the plant life in the area but is a cool treat on the way out!

George Washington National Forest – Hiking
Location: Allegheny Mountain Trail- Seneca Creek Trail, Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreational Area, George Washington National Forest, VA
Length: 18 Mile Loop
Difficulty: Hard

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