Cycling Scenic West Virginia - Pendleton County
  • Northfork Mt. from Spruce KnobAfter rainstorm.
  • Rolling Countryside
  • Dropping into Upper Track
  • Author arriving at Spruce KnobPhoto by Tabitha Jones
  • Sunset from Spruce Knob
  • North Fork Mt.Looking East from Spruce Knob
Northfork Mt. from Spruce Knob1 Rolling Countryside2 Dropping into Upper Track3 Author arriving at Spruce Knob4 Sunset from Spruce Knob5 North Fork Mt.6

Pendleton County

Pendleton County Location Map. Pendleton County is located at the foot of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia at 4,861 feet is located on the western edge of the county. The Spruce Knob - Seneca Rocks Recreation Area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. The county seat of Franklin is a charming little town with beautiful old homes.

Pendleton County Rides:

There are currently two routes listed for Pendleton County, but there are opportunities for more. The Spruce Knob climb is one of the few out and back routes listed on this site, but it would better be classified as an up and down route. The climb to Spruce Knob probably isn't the hardest climb you could find in West Virginia, but is probably the longest. Alter you get there, you can look forward to the 11 miles of descending.

A little about the county.

Pendleton County

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The listing of routes on this site is not a guarantee of the safety of the route. Cycling has inherent risks and riders skills vary. Traffic conditions vary by time of day, season and local events. Road conditions can vary and change and may change dramatically over one winter season. Riders need to ride within their capabilities and be alert for road hazards and traffic at all times.

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