Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center

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Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center

Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center
141 Nelson Gap Road
P.O. Box 83
Circleville, WEST VIRGINIA 26804

Contact phone: 877-435-4842
Contact phone 2: 304-567-3169
Fax: 304-567-3159
Web site:
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Latitude: 38.6226418
Longitude: -79.5378634

Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center (NROC) is located in Pendleton County WV, just 11 miles south of Seneca Rocks. Formerly know as the Nelson Rocks Preserve, NROC a privately owned nature preserve that encompasses 145 mountainous acres, including the double Tuscarora Quartzite fins of Nelson Rocks. Home to unique adventures such as the Via Ferrata climbing route, the North Fork Valley Canopy Tour, incredible rock climbing, and miles of breathtaking, awe-inspiring hiking trails NROC is sure to offer the dose of adventure that’s perfect for every guest.

The Via Ferrata offers participants the chance to climb thrilling summits and witness unforgettable views along this self-belayed climbing route. Participants will experience an elevation gain of 900’, over 200’ of vertical exposure, and a suspension bridge 150' high and 200' long. A permanently installed anchor system provides accessibility to those without technical rock climbing skills. Must be 13 or older to climb.

The North Fork Valley Canopy Tour is an exhilarating and educational way to explore the forest. Participants will zip line from platform to platform amongst the tree canopy and venture out across three sky bridges gaining a unique birds-eye view of the Preserve and the surrounding area. Must be within the weight requirement of 70 to 250 pounds. 
Via Ferrata climbs and North Fork Valley Canopy tours are by reservation only.  

Onsite lodging available. Click here for information.