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Gaudineer Scenic Area

#3 of 4 things to do in Durbin Features Animals
27 Forest Service Road, Durbin, WV
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A True Gem

This is a small area of virgin spruce forest... There is a short hiking trail with a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
TheWhistleStop
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Durbin, West Virginia
You can see forever.

Even though the old fire watch tower has been removed, you can still see beautiful scenery. Look... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
DougCsr
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Oak Park, Michigan
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
22 May 2017
“A True Gem”
1 Jul 2016
“You can see forever.”
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27 Forest Service Road, Durbin, WV
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a small area of virgin spruce forest... There is a short hiking trail with a wonderful scenic overlook of a beautiful valley and several mountain passes... Well worth the pause in any trip...

Thank TheWhistleStop
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Even though the old fire watch tower has been removed, you can still see beautiful scenery. Look around, those trees have never been logged. This area is a virgin forest. Now listen to the silence.

Thank DougCsr
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Gaudineer Knob is a small chunk of what West Virginia once was before civilization came. On top of Cheat Mountain off Route 250 between Durbin and Huttonsville, WV. Take the forest road a couple miles and you can walk in a primeval Spruce forest at...More

1  Thank wvgig
Reviewed 2 May 2012

This rare, virgin Red Spruce forest is a glimpse at the forests of the high Allegheny mountains as they once would have looked before most red spruce trees were logged. Rare, endangered species such as the Cheat Mountain Salamander and the West Virginia Northern Flying...More

5  Thank Roxy T
Reviewed 18 December 2009

I chose this location because it was very secluded and was just what I needed! Granted the trail to the overlook is not long at all, but the view is spectacular....especially in winter! If you're driving through the area, go check it out!

9  Thank bread29
Reviewed 21 October 2009

A complete disappointment! The Gaudineer Scenic Area consists of a three mile unpaved, very rough road into an average heavily forested area with no views and nothing to see or do. Not developed in the least, and not "scenic" at all -- the state roads...More

4  Thank QuonsetKitty
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