Hillsboro Farmland Cruise

Hillsboro, West Virginia

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For a true appreciation of West Virginia farmland and countryside, this 25-mile tour in Pocahontas County can't be beat. You'll start in the town of Hillsboro. This ride first meanders through farms where you may see sheep and cattle grazing. But this is not tame and pastoral farmland like the somnolent rolling fields of Pennsylvania. No, this is redknuckled farmland clinging to the steep sides of hollows, surly in its strong beauty lying naked among the tree-covered rocky hills. Droop Mountain, site of the most extensive Civil War battle in West Virginia awaits, if you can make the climb. Terrain: very hilly. Virtually no traffic on the side roads, although traffic may be moderately heavy on the unavoidable 2.6-mile stretch on Rte. 219. Watch for gravel.
Best Bike Rides in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., & West Virginia

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Best Bike Rides in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., & West Virginia

by Trudy Bell (The Globe Pequot Press)

For a true appreciation of West Virginia farmland and countryside, this 25-mile tour in Pocahontas County can't be beat. You'll start in the town of Hillsboro. This ride first meanders through farms where you may see sheep and cattle grazing. But this is not tame and pastoral farmland like the somnolent rolling fields of Pennsylvania. No, this is redknuckled farmland clinging to the steep sides of hollows, surly in its strong beauty lying naked among the tree-covered rocky hills.

Droop Mountain, site of the most extensive Civil War battle in West Virginia awaits, if you can make the climb. Terrain: very hilly. Virtually no traffic on the side roads, although traffic may be moderately heavy on the unavoidable 2.6-mile stretch on Rte. 219. Watch for gravel.

©  Trudy Bell/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Hillsboro
Distance: 25
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Hillsboro Farmland Cruise

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