Highlands Scenic Tour Professional Review and Guide
"A 20-mile loop tour through stream valleys and along a ridgetop overlooking the Allegheny Highlands and Blue Ridge Mountains. The Highlands Scenic Tour travels through diverse vegetation and historic mining country, providing beautiful views and access to a wilderness area. Virginia State Highway is a paved two-lane road. Forest Road and Star Route are narrower, two-lane gravel roads.
Star Route is steep with hairpin turns, not recommended for large RVs or towed units. Traffic is usually light to moderate on the byway. Special attractions: Rich Hole Wilderness, historic mines, spring blossoms, autumn foliage, far-ranging vistas, fishing, hiking. 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."