123 acres in the Bickle Knob viewshed, surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest, was put up for auction and the West Virginia Land Trust bought it to ensure its permanent protection. This property has caves, rare species, and perfect terrain for mountain biking.
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You can view this property from the Bickle Knob Fire Tower located on Stuart Memorial Drive, which is just minutes from Elkins, if you set out traveling on Route 33. Stuart Memorial Drive is a 10-mile drive through the Monongahela National Forest which 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!