Gaudineer Scenic Area - Monongahela National Forest
The Gaudineer Scenic Area is a National Natural Landmark located in the Monongahela National Forest. Approximately 50 acres of the Scenic Area is typical of and considered part of, the virgin red spruce type that originally occupied large portions of the highland areas of West Virginia. The composition of this impressive timber stand consists of virgin and second-growth red spruce, yellow birch, beech, red maple, sugar maple, and other hardwood species. Individual trees range up to 40 inches in diameter at breast height and 300 years of age. The remaining 90 acres has had some cutting, mainly salvage of blow-down, with most of the original growth still standing.