Bickle Knob

Getting There: Stuart Memorial Drive

Located minutes from Elkins, travel on Route 33 toward Stuart Memorial Drive. This 10-mile drive through the Monongahela National Forest encapsulates so much of what is unique and representative of these public lands – spectacular views from the Bickle Knob Observation Tower, unique limestone geology, trailheads into Otter Creek Wilderness Area, iconic red spruce forest, luxurious roadside rhododendron blooms, a quaint campground, the Bear Heaven rock house and boulders, and a rich Civilian Conservation Corps history with a monument dedicated to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

This place has it all!

Fundraising Initiative

This 123-acre tract in the Monongahela National Forest was put on the auction block by a timber company… and knowing its scenic importance near Elkins, the viewshed below the Bickle Knob observation tower, and its recreation potential, the Land Trust made a winning bid to prevent it from being developed. We have borrowed funds to secure this site, and now are asking our supporters to help us ensure its permanent protection.
Estimated need: $100,000.

Community Open House

Join the us for a community open house to learn more about our project to save the iconic Bickle Knob view! Guests will be invited to share their stories and memories of Bickle Knob.

Friday, March 23
Randolph County Art Center
Between the hours 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Refreshments will be served and entertainment by Seth Maynard.

Questions? Contact Jessica Spatafore at or call (304) 413-0945.

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Recreation at Bickle Knob

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