A short drive away (60 miles) from Snowshoe WV, you’ll find Seneca Rocks, WV. It is a very scenic location and a hot-spot for rock climbers. The peak is only accessible by experienced rock climbers, and occasional trekkers will find it impossible to reach without proper training and equipment. This is where you’ll encounter vertical layers of quartzite.If you're interested in learning how to climb rocks, there are climbing schools nearby. There, under professional guidance, you can improve your climbing skills on local rock formations of various difficulty levels. For those not interested in rock climbing, visiting Seneca Rocks State Park is well worth the trip. There are over 11,000 acres of woodland, with a fishing lake, and log cabins. It’s also where you’ll get to see amazing geological formations. A good way to learn more about rocks is to visit Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, located at the base of the rocks. At this place, a 3-D map will show you an overview of the area and the steepness of the terrain. Meanwhile, if you’re interested in the underground caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites, then Smoke Hole Caverns will not disappoint you. The underground tour is approximately 2/3 of a mile and takes up to an hour. A guide accompanies visitors. At some spots, the surface is uneven, so proper shoes are needed. This area is also a place to try gemstone mining. Visitors can purchase bags of mining rough and try their luck at a water sluice. It’s possible to find amethysts, rubies, quartz crystals, and fool’s gold (pyrite). While this is not a place where you can expect to get rich, it is definitely much fun to try out some mining on your own. Make sure to bring proper clothing with you.