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 country roads to discover the beauty of the Mountain State — from the rich, rolling farmlands to the wildflower-filled valleys and quaint mountain towns.

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.

Explore the West Virginia Waterfall Trail

Chasing waterfalls takes on a whole new meaning this summer in West Virginia with the first-ever statewide Waterfall Trail. Download your virtual passport to start your waterfall hunt and earn exclusive prizes today.

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Find Your Almost Heaven Road Trip

From historic towns rich with culture & heritage to one-of-a-kind West Virginian 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.

Looking to build your own road trip?

Take the road less traveled and build your own custom route – perfectly suited to the type of adventure you have been craving. Start by exploring unique destinations and round out your trip by selecting a one-of-a-kind lodging stay. No matter what route you take one thing is for sure – you will soon realize why John Denver declared our country roads to be "Almost Heaven."

Trip Inspiration

Summer Road Trip to the Northern Panhandle

The Northern Panhandle in West Virginia represents one of two panhandles in West Virginia. With historic cities like Wheeling, Weirton, Mou...

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Our Guide to Spending 48 Hours in Morgantown, WV

Spend a weekend in Morgantown and find yourself right in the heart of Mountaineer Country. Home to West Virginia University, Morgantown is ...

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48 Hours in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area

Spanning an impressive 100,000 acres, the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area is home to some of the Mountain State's most ic...

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48 Hours in the Mountain Lakes Region

While the lakes of this region are known for providing an abundance of summer-time fun, what most don't know is that there is still a multi...

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Road Trip From One National Park to Another in West Virginia

Traveling West Virginia’s iconic country roads during the spring is an experience you can’t find elsewhere. Mountain ridges and rolling...

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Waterfalls Worth Chasing in Northern West Virginia

Discover some of West Virginia's most breathtaking cascades on a road trip through the state's northern regions. While this trip ...

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Soak Up Scenic Views of These Beautiful Southern Waterfalls

Exploring the West Virginia Waterfall Trail West Virginia is overflowing with a variety of gorgeous landscapes fro...

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Plan Your West Virginia Coffee Shop Roadtrip

No matter where you roam throughout this beautiful state, there's always a local place to caffeinate! Travel along our country roads and yo...

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5 Weekend Getaways To Take In 2022

The colder months in Almost Heaven are some of the best times to explore quaint mountain towns and their charming adventures with a weekend...

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