Road Trips

From the mountainous backcountry to history-packed byways, West Virginia has a scenic drive to suit every preference. Ride up and down our wild country roads discovering the beauty of the Mountain State — from the rich, rolling farmlands to the wildflower-filled valleys and quaint mountain towns. Along the way, uncover Appalachia’s unique culture and history plus a few hidden gems along the official Mountain Rides routes.

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia’s winding country roads take you to uncrowded, charming towns and through peaceful and awe-inspiring landmarks. Here, feel free to stop and take it all in. Escape the concrete jungles for a change of pace in the Mountain State. You’ll find it’s actually quite heavenly. And if you want to stay awhile, we invite you to do so.

Looking for an iconic route?

West Virginia’s Mountain Rides are the perfect routes to explore on your next road trip adventure. Browse the trips below and keep your eyes peeled for Mountain Rides signage that will lead the way along our country roads.

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Explore Almost Heaven Road Trips

From historic towns rich with culture & heritage, to one-of-a-kind West Virginia sights like Seneca Rocks and Blackwater Falls, the state's country roads lead to unforgettable experiences. Check out a featured road trip below and get inspired to take one of your own this summer.

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Trip Inspiration

5 Weekend Getaways To Take In 2022

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. Route 50

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. 250 to W.Va. 88

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. Route 310

Shifting Hues & Historic Views Due to a warmer than usual fall, color has been slower to peak in West Virginia this year. The hi...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: Midland Trail & Country Route 11

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Road Trips from Columbus – Mid-Ohio Valley

The Mid-Ohio Valley Region, known for its tourism, agriculture and manufacturing industries, is a charming place full of adventure and ric...

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Road Trips from Virginia: New River/Greenbrier Valley

The New River/Greenbrier Valley Region is a beautiful, scenic area where upscale luxury meets small-town charm. With ample rock-climbing, ...

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Road Trips on I-77: Mountain Lakes

The Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia, while being the portion of the state with the smallest population, is in no shortage of beauti...

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Road Trips from Pittsburgh: Mountaineer Country

The Mountaineer Country Region of West Virginia is a lively and beautiful area filled with scenic attractions, fine dining, ample shopping ...

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