Coal Heritage Trail Bluefield to Beckley

Bluefield, West Virginia

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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 heart of coal country in southern West Virginia. You’ll see the ornate mansions of the mine owners and row after row of miners’ houses. You’ll also see company stores, mines, coal tipples, huge railroad yards, and narrow stream valleys. The drive is entirely on two-lane, paved roads that are often used by coal trucks. Special Attractions: Pinnacle Rock, Bramwell, coal mining camps and equipment, and Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. 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 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 heart of coal country in southern West Virginia. You’ll see the ornate mansions of the mine owners and row after row of miners’ houses.

You’ll also see company stores, mines, coal tipples, huge railroad yards, and narrow stream valleys. The drive is entirely on two-lane, paved roads that are often used by coal trucks. Special Attractions: Pinnacle Rock, Bramwell, coal mining camps and equipment, and Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. 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.

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Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Bluefield
Distance: 97
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Twin Falls State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Coal Heritage Trail: Bluefield to Beckley

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Apr 2018