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Gaudineer Scenic Area

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27 Forest Service Road, Durbin, WV
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All virgin!!

This area has never been logged. It is pristine and awe inspiring. This is what West Virginia... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
DougCsr
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Oak Park, Michigan
via mobile
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
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22 Jan 2018
“All virgin!!”
22 May 2017
“A True Gem”
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27 Forest Service Road, Durbin, WV
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This area has never been logged. It is pristine and awe inspiring. This is what West Virginia looked like before civilization came along. Beautiful!!!

Thank DougCsr
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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...

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Reviewed 1 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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