Ready for a road trip? If you prefer to travel via beautiful, historic highways as opposed to frenetic, heavily trafficked interstates, then have we got a route for you: the Midland Trail National Scenic Byway, which bisects the entire state of West Virginia for one of the best road trips you can take in America.

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Have you ever driven along U.S. Route 60 through West Virginia? If so, which parts were your favorite part? Do you have any scenic road trips you’d like to share? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below! And don’t forget to check out our road trip essentials packing list before embarking on your journey.

If you enjoy state parks, then you simply must visit these 9 underrated state parks in West Virginia.

If you’re still in the mood for more West Virginia adventures, take a look at this video about the abandoned town of Thurmond:

 

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Where can we find other scenic drives in West Virginia?

  • The Coal Heritage Trail, stretching from Bluefield to Chimney Corner, features over 187 miles of scenic river valleys, quaint towns, rugged mountain terrain, and historic landmarks.
  • The Seneca Trail, stretching from Silver Lake to Peterstown and also known as Route 219, traverses past the Indian Creek Covered Bridge and numerous historical structures.
  • S. 33, stretching from Ravenswood to the state line on Shenandoah Mountain, takes you past several scenic landmarks, including Spruce Knob, the highest location in the state.

 

Read on to learn more about some of the many other scenic drives in West Virginia.

Where can we find hiking trails in West Virginia?

  • The Hawks Nest trail near Ansted features waterfalls, a scenic overlook, caves, historic mining artifacts, and more.
  • The Blackwater Falls Trail in Tucker County is an easy, short, and sweet hike featuring the jaw-dropping Blackwater Falls.
  • The Kaymoor Miners Trail near Fayetteville highlights ruins from an old historic mine as well as a beautiful waterfall.

 

Read on to learn more about some of the many other spectacular hiking trails in West Virginia.

Where can we find waterfalls in West Virginia?

  • Mash Fork Falls located in Camp Creek State Park is noted by some as the best waterfall in the state.
  • Campbell Falls in Camp Creek State Park is surrounded by thickets of verdant trees which make them even more scenic.
  • The Brush Creek Falls at the Brush Creek Nature Preserve is a popular spot for nature lovers and photographers.

 

Read on to learn more about some of the many other sensational waterfalls in West Virginia.