The 3-Hour Road Trip Around the New River Gorge Scenic Loop Is A Glorious Spring Adventure In West Virginia
Ready to get out of the house? After being cooped up for a season, we know we are! And one of the options we’re eyeing is this 3-hour scenic road trip through some of West Virginia’s most beautiful mountain country: the New River Gorge.
Here's a map of the loop, and as you can see, it's packed with must-see stops, including...
You can pick it up at any point, but you won't want to miss any of the beautiful stops it features!
...the iconic New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville, which you can see at eye level from the visitor's center or from below on Fayetteville Station Road.
...Glade Creek Gristmill at Babcock State Park, which is known for its iconic serenity no matter what time of year you are passing through!
...Sandstone Falls near Hinton, West Virginia, which you can view from the overlook near the visitor's center or via a trail to the actual falls.
...Tamarack, a fascinatingly unique showcase of the best of West Virginia, including local crafts and products, delicious food, and a gorgeous setting.
...the Endless Wall in the New River Gorge, which was voted USA Today's Best National Park Hike in 2015.
And these are just a few of the stops on this scenic loop!
Other notable locations along the route include Kaymoor, Thurmond, and Grandview.
So head on out to enjoy this beautiful season; hop on U.S 19 or I-64 or Route 41 and drive this circle! It will be an afternoon well spent, filled with some of West Virginia’s most beloved attractions. For more information about the drive, visit the
National Park Service website.
Or, for another beautiful scenic drive through the state, try the
Highland Scenic Highway or the Rural Heritage Quilt Trail.
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New River Gorge Bridge, New Haven, WV, USA
WV-20, Shady Spring, WV 25918, USA
Babcock State Park, 486 Babcock Rd, Clifftop, WV 25831, USA
Tamarack Marketplace, 1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801, USA
Endless Wall Trail, New Haven, WV, USA