Scenic Driving West Virginia Guide Book

by Bruce Sloane (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving West Virginia  by Bruce Sloane

214pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 076271137X

Discover some of the most dramatic scenery in the eastern US. This guide accompanies you on 24 drives that highlight the Mountain State's most interesting natural and historic features. Here you will find roaring rivers and white-water rafting, rock ridges and gorges, ancient Indian mounds, Civil War battlefields, high-tech coal mines, virgin forest, springs and spas, and rustic farms. Written by travel journalist and geologist Bruce Sloane, this book provides comprehensive route descriptions, travel information, detailed maps, information on recreational opportunities, historic sites, and more.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving West Virginia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 24.
... Preview: A 50-mile drive on a paved, two-lane highway along the Ohio River past scenic islands and historical oil and gas boomtowns. The area is mostly rural but with some industrial development. Wayne Nationa ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
New Martinsville, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: A 52-mile drive past a 900-foot-deep gorge and then along the meandering Greenbrier River. The drive passes steep gorges, scenic lakes, extensive caves, and historic buildings and towns. From the roll ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Hinton, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 52
... Preview: A 30-mile drive from the baths of Berkeley Springs past the Panorama Overlook along Cacapon Creek to the Paw Paw Tunnel at the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historic Canal. If there is a theme for this ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Berkeley Springs, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: A 45-mile loop drive in the Monongahela National Forest through the mountains and wetlands of Canaan Valley, the highest valley of its size east of the Rockies. Canaan (pronounced Ka NEEN) Valley is t ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Thomas, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 45
... Preview: A 71-mile drive on paved roads through the gentle hills of central West Virginia. It features unspoiled small college towns, the West Virginia State Wildlife Center, and the historic town of Helvetia. ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Philippi, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 71
... Preview: A 97-mile, winding drive from Bluefield to Beckley through the heart of coal country past mining camps and owners’ mansion, mines, tipples, and company stores. This 97-mile drive passes through the he ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Bluefield, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 97
... Preview: This 30-mile drive within Monongahela National Forest climbs 2,500 feet up the steep Allegheny Front on a dirt road to magnificent views at the Dolly Sods, a windswept high plain with a climate and fl ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Petersburg, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: A 60-mile drive, part of the National Scenic Byway System, that has changed little in the last hundred years. The drive goes past farms, nineteenth-century springs and resorts, historic towns and buil ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Peterstown, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: This nearly level 44-mile drive follows the verdant valley of the gentle Greenbrier River, known for its outstanding hiking, boating, and fishing. It passes caves, Civil War battle sites, intriguing r ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Lewisburg, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 44
... Preview: A 55-mile drive along the scenic Tug Fork River to Matewan, scene of the Hatfield-McCoy feuds, and then past hilly and curvy coal country to Logan. It’s rough country in the southwestern corner of the ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Williamson, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 55
... Preview: A 45-mile drive along the Highland Scenic Byway. It first passes through narrow hardwood valleys in Monongahela National Forest, passing by a unique bog and several waterfalls, and climbs into the hig ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Richwood, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 45
... Preview: From historic Harpers Ferry on the Potomac River, this 45-mile drive crosses the Shenandoah Valley to the resort mountain spa of Berkeley Springs. Harpers Ferry, the starting point and first stop for ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Harpers Ferry, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 45
... Preview: This 26-mile drive follows the gorge of the Cheat River and then visits the virgin hemlocks and hardwoods of Cathedral State Park. From Kingwood this 26-mile drive follows the gorge of the Cheat River ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Kingwood, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: A 55-mile drive that meanders along the headwaters of two crystal-clear streams through gentle mountains adjacent to the George Washington National Forest. Compared to the rugged ridges and crags of S ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Capon Bridge, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 55
... Preview: A 57-mile drive through rustic woods, hills, farms, and small towns, seemingly untouched by the last seventy-five years, but with a few special attractions showing some of the many changes during the ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Moundsville, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 57
... Preview: Twisting, curving, and descending 1,000 feet from the canyon rim to river level, this 16-mile drive follows the old highway into the gorge of the New River, crosses the river, climbs up the other side ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Lookout, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: A 55-mile drive along the Ohio River bluffs in the Northern Panhandle of the state, with forays to the wooded uplands away from the river, ending in Wheeling. Special Attractions: The Ohio River, Moun ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Wheeling, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 55
... Preview: A 72-mile loop in the magnificent Potomac Highlands along mountain streams, past towering Seneca Rocks and through unspoiled Smoke Hole Canyon. The Potomac Highlands includes the headwaters of the two ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Petersburg, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 72
... Preview: A 30-mile drive through woods and fields of the Monongahela National Forest past two scenic railroads and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. An optional return loop on a mountain road adds 16 m ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Cass, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: A 55-mile loop drive from Romney, home of the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, to Keyser, through low hills and farmland and along the South Branch of the Potomac River. Most of the drive is through far ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving West Virginia"
Romney, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 55

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