Highland Scenic Byway High Peaks, Bogs, and Waterfalls

Richwood, West Virginia

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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 high peaks of the Allegheny Mountains for unsurpassed views. More than 150 miles of hiking trails, from short, wheelchair-accessible boardwalks to strenuous backcountry treks, lead off from the route. Fishing, boating, hunting, and just plain sightseeing are major activities. Special Attractions: Cranberry Bogs Botanical Area; sweeping vistas; the Falls of Hills Creek; and fishing, hiking, and camping. 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.
Scenic Driving West Virginia

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Scenic Driving West Virginia

by Bruce Sloane (Falcon Guides)

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 high peaks of the Allegheny Mountains for unsurpassed views. More than 150 miles of hiking trails, from short, wheelchair-accessible boardwalks to strenuous backcountry treks, lead off from the route.

Fishing, boating, hunting, and just plain sightseeing are major activities. Special Attractions: Cranberry Bogs Botanical Area; sweeping vistas; the Falls of Hills Creek; and fishing, hiking, and camping. 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.

©  Bruce Sloane/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Richwood
Distance: 45
Season: Mid-March through December
Local Contacts: Monongahela National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Highland Scenic Byway: High Peaks, Bogs, & Waterfalls

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