Swimming Holes:

Seneca Creek


Seneca Creek is a fast-flowing mountain stream that includes rapids, pools, waterfalls and slides. There are many spots that can be used for a swimming location.  This is high country in WV, so the water is always cold and refreshing.  Trail Map 


Exploring Waterfalls and Hiking Seneca Creek Trail (Mon. Forest Towns)


Seneca Creek is located in eastern WV south of Seneca Rocks.   Although other trailheads exist that can get you to the creek, The Seneca Creek Trailhead is the most common and direct way to get to swimming holes (Google directions below). 


Backpacking, Hiking, Sight Seeing (Views), Swimming Holes,  Mountain BikingCamping


Potomac Ranger District, HC 59, Box 240, Petersburg, WV 26847, 1.5 miles south of Petersburg off Rt. 28/55


304-257-4488 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest

Web resources:

Seneca Creek BC – Mon. Nat. Forest Site



  • “Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide”
  • “Out There West Virginia A Guide to Backcountry Travel and Adventure”
  • “West Virginia Hiking Trails”

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