Sunday, March 19th
Join us on Sunday, March 19th for an exclusive adventure through some of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the Virginia area. This adventure is perfect for your stock 4×4. This excursion is limited to five rigs, so don’t hesitate and miss out on this unforgettable experience. Get ready to connect with nature and make new friends who share your love of adventure and the great outdoors.
High Knob Fire Tower
We’ll begin our journey at the historic High Knob Fire Tower, located just west of Harrisonburg, VA. Constructed by workers for the Civilian Conservation Corps and World War I veterans during 1939-1940 using rocks from Shenandoah Mountain, it is now the only stone fire tower in Virginia and the only intact tower of this type on national forest lands east of the Mississippi River. Most fire towers were constructed of metal. You can find a more complete history of this historic structure on the Friends of Shenandoah Mountain website. The Friends of Shenandoah Mountain is an organization committed to preserving much of the High Knob Fire Tower’s views, including proposed wilderness designation for over 5200 acres in the slope and valley just east of the tower.
From there, we’ll head to the stunning Seneca Rocks, a popular destination for hikers and rock climbers alike. These breathtaking rock formations, which rise nearly 900 feet above the North Fork River, were formed over millions of years by erosion and weathering. The area around Seneca Rocks has a rich history, including being used as a hideout by moonshiners during Prohibition. Today, it is a beloved destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Spruce Knob Observation Tower
Our last stop will be the Spruce Knob Observation Tower, the highest point in West Virginia at an elevation of 4,863 feet. The tower provides stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the Allegheny Mountains to the east and the Ohio River to the west. The area around Spruce Knob is home to an array of unique plant and animal species, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers.
Most of the roads on this trip will be Forest Service and back roads, with no heavy trail riding involved. However, there will be some hiking required to fully experience the beauty of these natural wonders. This makes it the perfect trip for stock Rigs who are looking to explore the great outdoors in a safe and fun way.
We hope you’ll join us on this incredible adventure, filled with amazing sights and the chance to meet new friends. Don’t forget to pack your cameras and a sense of adventure!