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Monongahela National Forest – Volunteer Vacations 2021
July 18 - July 24
Seneca Creek Backcountry offers something for everyone seeking adventure. This area boasts some of the best native trout fishing and backpacking loops that transport visitors through a diverse collection of ecosystems. Nearly 60 miles of trails wind through stands of red spruce, open meadows, and along fast-flowing mountain streams with elevations ranging from 3,000 feet to over 4,800 feet. Seneca Creek Trail is the main artery of this area and is a launching point for many backpackers. Judy Springs Trail is an important connector for hikers and backpackers looking to climb their way up to Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia. As this trail cuts up the hillside through wildflower-filled meadows, it begins to erode and damage sensitive habitats that it traverses. Stabilizing the trail through additions of drainage and tread armoring will improve user experience and safety as well as improved protection of the meadow ecosystem.