The focal point of Seneca Rocks is of course, Seneca Rocks. The most thrilling way to enjoy the rocks is by climbing them. For inexperienced "traditional" rock climbers or total beginners, courses can be taken at one of the two climbing schools in town. Both schools are reputable and have been safely guiding clients in the area for many years.
Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides
Seneca Rocks Climbing School
The Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, located at the base of the rocks has information on the area, and is open April-October. There is also a walking trail to the top of the rocks. At the top is a lookout platform. The trail is well-maintained and does not require any technical ability, just the stamina to walk up!
Don't want to walk or climb to the top? Another way to bag the summit is by horseback. Yokum's Stables offers horseback rides to the top of Seneca Rocks April-November. Rides depart at 10:00, 1:00, and 4:00 Thurs-Sunday (and holiday Mondays). Rides last about 1.5 hours and include a short break at the observation deck at the top of the rocks. The cost is $40 per person.
NROCKS Outdoor Adventures
Located about 20 minutes from Seneca House is NROCKS Outdoor Adventures. Here, the adventurous can enjoy zip lining on the North Fork Valley Canopy Tour, or experience the thrill and incredible views of the Via Ferrata.
Drone Flight School
New to the area- Seneca Rocks' first Drone School. Learn to fly a drone and get some amazing aerial photographs of Seneca Rocks. A part of Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides, owner Tom Cecil is a licensed instructor. Contact SRMG for more info.
Although Seneca Rocks becomes incredibly quiet in the winter, Seneca House is just a short drive from some of West Virginia's best skiing.
Whitegrass offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and holds several outdoor events throughout the winter. It is also home to a fantastic restaurant. It's about a 30 minute drive from Seneca House.
For downhill skiing, Timberline and Canaan Valley Resort State Park are also about a 30 minute drive from Seneca House. Snowshoe Mountain is just over an hour's drive.
Other Area Attractions
Other area attractions (all within 45 minutes):
Blackwater Falls- A state park featuring beautiful natural waterfalls, just a short walk from the car. There are also longer hiking trails here.
The Dolly Sods- Excellent hiking with some very interesting landscapes and views.
Spruce Knob-The highest point in West Virginia. It offers wonderful hiking trails, and a great spot to watch the sunset.
The Purple Fiddle- Restaurant featuring live music most nights. Located in Thomas, WV.
Seneca Caverns- Underground caverns in a beautiful setting. Restaurant on site. Open seasonally.
Smoke Hole Caverns- Featuring a new gift shop that is HUGE. It also has underground caverns. Open all year.