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Midland Trail National Scenic Byway

Historic Route 60, WV
+1 304-343-6001
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Beautiful views!

We took a drive on Route 60 through the mountains and found it very beautiful. We really wanted to... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2013
Nanney12
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Brownstown Township, Michigan
West Virginia at its finest

This road is an amazing trip from US19 to Charleston this road is so scenic as it goes up Gauley... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2013
joshua761312006
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Fort Worth
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One of the oldest and most scenic routes in the United States, the Midland Trail, or old U.S. Route 60, offers a delightful 119-mile journey across south central West Virginia. Outdoor enthusiasts head for the Greenbrier River Trail, which offers over 80 miles of well-marked hiking and biking paths. History buffs can stop off at any number of historic sites including the Old Stone House, a reminder of what life was like for the industrial pioneers.
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10 Jul 2017
“So relaxing ”
16 Dec 2015
“Natural Charm”
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Historic Route 60, WV
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+1 304-343-6001

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We took a drive on Route 60 through the mountains and found it very beautiful. We really wanted to ride the Jet boats at Hawks Nest but they were only opened on the weekends and we arrived on a Monday, very disappointed. They open during...More

1  Thank Nanney12
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

This road is an amazing trip from US19 to Charleston this road is so scenic as it goes up Gauley MT. This road passes by countless beautiful small towns on the way to Charleston as transitions from the mountains to the valley . Definitely a...More

1  Thank joshua761312006
Reviewed 14 August 2013

One of my favorite paths to take. My family lives outside the capital off the Midland Trail. You can truly see the character of WV, driving up and down roads like these. Going through places like Glasgow, seeing the numerous locks and coal mills directly...More

1  Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 29 July 2013

On Route 60, there are truly breathtaking views. The road, however, is as crooked as a barrel full of snakes. If you are prone to travel or motion sickness, be forewarned: Dramamine is a necessity! Also be aware that unless you are accustomed to driving...More

3  Thank MyLittleBlackDog
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Driving east from Charleston you will pass through coal country, which is scenic in its own way. Then you drive along a very serpentine trail w/mountains and gorges/rivers on either side. A taste of this beautiful state.

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We've driven sections of this on a couple of occasions, and it is worth the effort. Some particular highlights - the Mill Trail between Ansted and Hawk's Nest State Park is a great 4 mile round trip hike along a stream bursting with waterfalls; the...More

6  Thank chazzq
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Good alternate to Int 64. Lots of small towns. Lots of curves! In need of repaving. If you're not pressed for time, this is your way to go.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 14 December 2012 via mobile

My best friend and I took a day trip and drove the entire scenic trail. It was absolutely gorgeous. I love taking scenic drives and this is one of my favorites.

2  Thank Melimae065
Reviewed 10 December 2012

From Charleston, it takes a while to get away from industry but you will find a lot of interesting stops along the way. Beware the curves in the highway. Visit Fayetteville and travel south from there to see what mountain living is really like.

1  Thank Lis K
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Breathtaking panoramic views, State Parks, waterfalls, dams, country stores. What more could you ask for? Highly recommended!

2  Thank BookCentsBabe
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