Mountain ViewsWest Virginia offers spectacular mountain views no matter where you are in the state. See why West Virginia is nicknamed “The Mountain State” and enjoy the magnificent scenery from the comfort of our country roads.
Take a Detour
Travel the windy country roads along the state’s most notorious scenic drive, the Highland Scenic Highway runs through the Monongahela National Forest 43 miles from U.S. Route 219 to Richwood. The route is punctuated with scenic overlooks and forested trailheads located every few miles. This detour from U.S. Route 219 is a must-see for those looking to find some of the state’s best mountain ridges.
Ride the High Five
See some of West Virginia’s best mountain views and valleys from Smoke Hole Canyon to the Spruce Knob, the highest point in the state. There are many rides along the High Five motorcycle route, which loops through 5 counties and past quaint country towns, breathtaking scenery and landmarks rich in Appalachian history. Want to see some spectacular sites? From Elkins take US 33E to Harman and continue to Seneca Rocks. Stretch your legs and hike up the 3-mile switch-back trail to the lookout over Seneca Rocks. This view definitely won’t disappoint if you are able to make the steep trek up the mountain.
The rugged, rural beauty of U.S. Route 220 has some of the most incredible country roads for mountain views. Traverse the mountain landscape through Petersburg and Upper Tract for some unbelievable scenery any time of the year.
Road Trip Inspiration
Ready to pack up your car and hit the road? Get inspiration for your next West Virginia road trip with these carefully crafted trip guides to make getting here even easier.
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