West Virginia September 28, 2017
The Skyline Drive That Will Show You West Virginia’s Fall Colors Like Never Before
Fall is the time to explore West Virginia’s natural beauty. Take a drive on the Highland Scenic Highway, and bring your camera to capture the beautiful fall foliage that you’ll find around every bend.
The Highland Scenic Highway stretches 43 miles through some of West Virginia's most beautiful scenery.
The Scenic Highway begins in Richwood, on State Route 39, then connects with State Route 150, and ends when you reach U.S. 219.
There are four scenic overlooks along the way: Williams River, Big Spruce, Little Laurel and Red Lick.
Along the way, you're sure to see some beautiful scenery and plenty of fall foliage. The road travels from an elevation of 2,325 feet to more the 4,500 feet. The higher you go, the more impressive the vistas.
This portion of the highway that's on SR 150 isn't maintained during winter months, so travel between November and March isn't advised. Hop in the car soon and take this trip before the snow flies!
If you’re ready to explore more fall foliage, take a look at these
5 of the best backroads for a long scenic drive.