Highland Scenic Byway

Richwood, West Virginia

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A 44-mile route through the green, rolling Allegheny Mountains, past flowing rivers. The Highland Scenic Highway travels from Richwood east through wildflowers and forests and then turns north and parallels the Cranberry Wilderness border. The two-lane road is paved. Traffic on the byway is generally light, and the route has frequent viewpoints and recreational opportunities. Special attractions: Fishing, hiking, Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, camping, colorful autumn foliage, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

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National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

A 44-mile route through the green, rolling Allegheny Mountains, past flowing rivers. The Highland Scenic Highway travels from Richwood east through wildflowers and forests and then turns north and parallels the Cranberry Wilderness border. The two-lane road is paved. Traffic on the byway is generally light, and the route has frequent viewpoints and recreational opportunities.

Special attractions: Fishing, hiking, Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, camping, colorful autumn foliage, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Richwood
Distance: 44
Season: Year-round, although sections closed by winter snows, mid-December through mid-March
Local Contacts: Monongahela National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Highland Scenic Byway

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