The Highland Scenic Highway Is A Back Road You Didn’t Know Existed But Is Perfect For A Scenic Drive In West Virginia

Winding through the rugged highland regions of mid-eastern West Virginia between Summersville and Marlinton, the remote, lightly trafficked Highland Scenic Highway is a stunning backroad in the Monongahela National Forest. It’s closed to vehicle traffic for much of the winter due to snow but makes for a beautiful drive during each of the other three seasons of the year.

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So fill up the tank of your car with gas, pack a picnic lunch, and head out to enjoy the many beautiful views along the Highland Scenic Highway. It will be a day well spent! For a map and more info, check the U.S. Department of Transportation information here.

If you’re interested in doing more than just driving the route, check out these beautiful destinations along the way (or nearby): Falls Of Hills CreekCranberry Glades Botanical Area, Beartown State Park, Hillsboro, or Marlinton.

Address: Highland Scenic Hwy, Richwood, WV, USA