Hike where George Washington rode past to get to Berkeley Springs, WV, known as the country’s first spa town. Get directions.
Tuscarora Trail Spruce Pine Hollow park is a prominent site on the Washington Heritage Trail which follows the footsteps of the first President of the United States as he traveled through the three counties of West Virginia’s eastern panhandle. The trail has a variety of landmarks and interesting location for those who follow the trail. Spruce Hollow Pine is where the Meadow Branch of sleepy creeks runs through. This area houses the archeological remains of a mill owned by James Rumsey’s Brother. Rumsey, the inventor of the steamboat was commissioned by Washington to build a house on one of his lots. That house burned down on 1785.
The Tuscarora Trail, a 252-mile side branch of the Appalachian Trail marked with blue blazes, is accessed just east of Spruce Pine Hollow then climbs south more than 1000 feet up Sleepy Creek Mountain on old logging roads through the public wilderness and around Sleepy Creek Lake. Spruce Pine Hollow has parking making it an ideal base for a strenuous day hike.