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Traveling Vest Virginia
Pike Knob Preserve
Enjoy The View From Pendleton County


Secluded amid a 3,600-acre string of protected peaks on North Fork Mountain lies The Nature Conservancy’s Pike Knob – a 1,600-acre preserve boasting some of the finest views in the state. From its open fields, visitors can gaze out over the expanse of West Virginia’s large, intact mountain landscapes, where family farms dot the valleys, golden eagles cruise the skies and coyotes howl in the distance.
To the west of the preserve, Spruce Knob, West Virginia’s highest point, intercepts weather systems, causing storms to drop much of their rain and snowfall before they hit North Fork. As a result, the mountain is one of the driest in the East. These dry conditions help to make Pike Knob Preserve, and the landscape it’s nestled within, one of the most ecologically significant areas in the Central Appalachians.

The Nature Conservancy

Pike Knob Preserve Person Interviewed: Andrea Brandon
Title: Central Appalachians Program Coordinator
Location: Pendleton County, West Virginia
Address: P.O. Box 250 Elkins, WV 26241
Phone: 304 637-0160
Website: www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/westvirginia/index.htm
EMail: westvirginia@tnc.org

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