The Midland Trail Scenic Byway Around Gauley Mountain Is 10 Miles Of White-Knuckle Driving In West Virginia That’s Not For The Faint Of Heart

US Route 60 follows the Midland Trail Scenic Byway through some of the most stunning and historic sections of West Virginia. It also provides drivers with thrills and panic attacks as it winds through the heart of the rugged Appalachians. When you embark on this scenic tour of the state, prepare for plenty of driving adventures – and none more adventurous than the trek around Gauley Mountain.

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And while there are lots of great drives throughout the state, none is quite like the Midland Trail along Gauley Mountain for its combination of breathtaking beauty and white-knuckle driving. Buckle up and enjoy!

To learn more about the Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster referenced in the above article, head here.

Address: Gauley Bridge, WV 25085, USA
Address: Chimney Corner, WV 25812, USA
Address: 49 Hawks Nest Rd, Ansted, WV 25812, USA