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Highland Scenic Highway

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Address: U.S. Route 219, Marlinton, WV
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Cycling Scenic West Virginia

This is an excellent bicycle ride, also. All of the climbing presents quite a workout even for the most avid cyclist. You can create a nice loop by starting at Hills Creek Falls... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Mark L
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is an excellent bicycle ride, also. All of the climbing presents quite a workout even for the most avid cyclist. You can create a nice loop by starting at Hills Creek Falls, up over the highway and then down into the town of Marlinton and back up the mountain to the Falls. Want even more of a challenge? Start... More 

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

The views are spectacular. Plenty of roads to venture off to from 219. A definite must ride road when coming to WV.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Skip the Highland Scenic Highway if you are traveling in April. I was at this particular location on April 27 and the leaves aren't on the trees yet making the 4 scenic overlooks drab. This is not to say the drive is bad. Just go to this particular location at least 2 weeks later if you are planning a Spring... More 

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Paden City, West Virginia
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Many beautiful fall leaves and we stopped in an area with plaques of history and a gorgeous stream. We also stopped at an area called Cranberry Nature Center that had animals of that area on display and other interesting info. Very nice drive.

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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We enjoyed the drive on this scenic highway. There was a nature walk/trail with a boardwalk for you to explore the local plants and get a look at the forest and rest rooms if you needed the break.

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Palatka, FL
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

The fall colors were exploding along every inch of the roadway! There are ample spots to safely pull over for photos or just to take a break and a short hike.The views are amazing!

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DC
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Beautiful fall colors this past weekend. The road is a pleasant drive that gets few people on a weekday and never feels overwhelming like Skyline/Blue Ridge on the weekend. Rather few people hike the trails which include wilderness (to the West) and plenty of nice dayhikes. Very well organized area. Nice camping sites which were not full even on a... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Beautiful views the entire length of the highway. Lots of places to stop for pictures. 35 MPH to take it all in. Fall is a wonderful time to visit, pack a picnic.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Wow oh Wow! This place is peaceful and stunning. We love the ride and the side trails. We ventured off the beaten path and fell in even more love with the area. We hit it at sunrise and sunset. All I can say is beautiful.

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Conyers, GA
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

I was lucky enough to drive down during the fall. Lovely colors. Several hiking trails available. Short drive away is the Cranberry Glades Nature Center, the glades and waterfalls. Must see!

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