Devil’s Backbone Might Be The Most Unnatural Natural Wonder In West Virginia

In a state filled with a variety of impressive natural wonders, there was one that stood out to early settlers as particularly unnatural. In fact, they found it so odd that they wondered if it might perhaps even be of demonic origin. Nowadays, there’s nothing nearly so unnerving about this unnatural natural feature as all that — except maybe its name.

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If you’d like to visit Devil’s Backbone for the first or fiftieth time, you can find Google Map directions from your location here.

Yet another example of this unique anticline outcropping, although not nearly as curved, can be found in Monroe County. That’s right, Peters Mountain’s famous Hanging Rocks is also comprised of Tuscarora Sandstone!

Address: Devils Backbone, Huntersville, WV 24954, USA