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Big Spruce Overlook - Highland Scenic Drive of Monongahela National Forest - Marlinton, West Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34
N 38° 16.122 W 080° 14.354
17S E 566549 N 4235903
Quick Description: The Big Spruce Overlook is one of four Scenic Overlooks of the Highland Scenic Drive of the Monongahela National Forest in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2012 12:57:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMER6B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 1

Long Description:

Big Spruce Overlook - Highland Scenic Drive of Monongahela National Forest - Marlinton, West Virginia

Big Spruce Overlook is located on top of Black Mountain, the site of previous logging and later, wildfires. The overlook is named Big Spruce, due to the trees logged from the mountain during the 1900s. You can utilize the interpretive, universally accessible trail to see about the re-growth of Spruce trees on Black Mountain.

As with all overlooks on the Highland Scenic Drive, there is a barrier-free shelter, as well as a vault restroom facility here.

The road to the overlook at this point is closed in the winter, commerical trucks are not permitted and the maximum speed on the parkway is 45 miles per hour.

Describe - Highway or Road number: Forest Highway 150

Closest town or city: Marlinton, West Virginia

Number of parking spots available: 25

Name if a website describes this location.: [Web Link]

Winter View: no

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: no

Comfort station on site: yes

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: Yes

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