Spring Motorcycle Adventures in Almost Heaven

West Virginia’s rolling hills and mountains offer visitors a chance to explore winding, iconic country roads. These stellar routes make the Mountain State an oasis for motorcyclists and attract thousands of riders every year. If you’re thinking of taking a ride through Almost Heaven this spring, consider one of these iconic drives.

Thomas to Seneca Rocks: Potomac Highlands

Kick off your drive in Tucker County. Explore the charming shops, galleries and restaurants in the neighboring towns of Thomas and Davis. Make a stop at Blackwater Falls State Park before heading down Route 32 through Canaan Valley. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Canaan Valley Resort State Park before continuing south down Route 32. Take a left in Harman onto Route 33 and enjoy the winding highway as you descend into the Pendleton County valley that is home to Seneca Rocks. Visit the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center at the base of the rocks or climb the switchback trail to the top for panoramic views of Pendleton County.

Princeton to Hinton: New River Valley

Begin your ride in Princeton – nestled among the mountains of Mercer County. Head down Route 20 toward Athens, winding through various elevations and enjoying incredible views of the New River Valley. Pass through Athens before descending into Summers County. Stop at Pipestem Resort State Park and experience the brand new Pipestem Peaks Zip line Tour (Opening May 23, 2019) before continuing down Route 20. Enjoy the views of Bluestone Lake before stopping in Hinton for a bite to eat at Kirk’s. After you’ve enjoyed your meal, head down New River Road to Sandstone Falls – the largest waterfall on the New River.

Charleston to Hawks Nest State Park: Midland Trail

Start your trip in the capital city of Charleston. Enjoy historic Capitol Street and its assortment of shops and restaurants. Make your way down Route 60, tracing the Kanawha River toward Ansted. Enjoy the peaceful, winding drive through small towns along your way. In Glen Ferris, you will have the chance to stop at two beautiful, convenient attractions: Kanawha Falls and Cathedral Falls – both right along Route 60. Kanawha Falls is the largest waterfall in West Virginia, while Cathedral Falls is one of the tallest. Continue along route 60 for several miles before reaching Hawks Nest State Park. Hawks Nest State Park offers some of the best scenic overlooks in West Virginia, as well as a tram, hiking trails, lodging, boat tours and many other activities.

West Virginia is abundant with adventure. Wind through country roads and discover your version of Almost Heaven.

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This post was last updated on August 4, 2020