Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See West Virginia Like Never Before

It’s hard to go wrong when looking for a place in West Virginia to see the fall foliage… our whole state is covered in trees! There are some places, however, that have especially spectacular views. Here’s a road trip that you can take to see some of the best fall foliage in West Virginia. You can use this interactive map to help plot your personal journey.

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Here’s some more information about one of the train rides from Elkins.

This trip will take a little over 11 hours, so you’ll want to split the driving up into two or 3 days to make sure you have enough time to see all of the best fall foliage in West Virginia. Some of the southern locations see peak fall foliage closer to mid-October, so you could also split this into a couple of different trips.

What are your favorite things to do in fall in West Virginia? If you’d like to experience a different fall train ride in West Virginia, try this journey from Cass.

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Best Fall Foliage In West Virginia

August 16, 2019

What is the best time to see peak fall foliage in West Virginia?

The western mountains of West Virginia see peak fall foliage in the middle of October. The eastern region will get autumn beauty in mid-November. It’s important to keep these dates in mind when planning your fall adventures. West Virginia’s fall season is too stunning to miss. 

Where are the best places in West Virginia to see fall foliage?

Coopers Rock State Forest is an incredible place to experience West Virginia’s amazing season. The trees turn into a kaleidoscope of red, yellow, and green. Dolly Sods Wilderness is another popular autumn destination. Here, you can soak up the crisp autumn air and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. If you don’t feel like walking around outdoors, you can see the breathtaking fall colors along the Highland Scenic Highway. Just gaze out the windows and appreciate the turning season. 

What are the best West Virginia hikes to take in the fall?

Mill Creek Falls, located in Ansted, is a scenic 1-mile hike that’s full of beauty. You’ll love exploring this easy trail with your family. At the end of your journey, you’ll reach a rushing waterfall. Wine Cellar Park in Dunbar is another popular fall hike. This short and sweet stroll offers astonishing views. Be sure to relax by the lake for a while. When the fall colors reflect into the water, the views are jaw-dropping.