Cycling the Highland Scenic Highway

Bordering the eastern end of the vast Cranberry Wilderness, the Highland Scenic Highway is a cyclist’s dream come true.

With good pavement, beautiful mountain scenery and little traffic, this 43-mile point-to-point trip will get you breathing heavy with big climbs— which are worth it for the hair-raising descents down the mountain.

Engulfed completely in the vast Monongahela National Forest, this highway is a wild, wonderful adventure like no other.

For a more relaxed scenic trip, you can also drive along the roadway. It’s closed during the winter weather, so you can explore the stunning terrain on cross-country skis, too.


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