The Best of the Midland Trail Old US 60

Clifftop, West Virginia

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An 81-mile drive on US 60 over the northern two-thirds of the Midland Trail Scenic Highway from Sam Black Church to Malden, past historical sights, views of the New River Gorge, and the Kanawha River. This route has been important for centuries, first as a buffalo trail and American Indian footpath. By the 1750s European settlers used the trail to reach the western frontiers. George Washington, Daniel Boone, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Rutherford B. Hayes, and William McKinley have traversed it. Special Attractions: Meadow River Wildlife Management Area, Babcock and Hawks Nest State Parks, New River Gorge National River, Kanawha and Cathedral Falls, Cabin Creek Quilts, and African Zion Baptist Church. 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)

An 81-mile drive on US 60 over the northern two-thirds of the Midland Trail Scenic Highway from Sam Black Church to Malden, past historical sights, views of the New River Gorge, and the Kanawha River. This route has been important for centuries, first as a buffalo trail and American Indian footpath.

By the 1750s European settlers used the trail to reach the western frontiers. George Washington, Daniel Boone, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Rutherford B. Hayes, and William McKinley have traversed it. Special Attractions: Meadow River Wildlife Management Area, Babcock and Hawks Nest State Parks, New River Gorge National River, Kanawha and Cathedral Falls, Cabin Creek Quilts, and African Zion Baptist Church. 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: Clifftop
Distance: 81
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Babcock State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to The Best of the Midland Trail: Old US 60

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