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Fun day in the fog

It was a foggy day but still enjoyed the drive with elevation and curves. Few view areas had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
Awesome views!

If this road is open when you’re in the area, as they are closed during the winter months, be sure... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charleston, West Virginia
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U.S. Route 219, Marlinton, WV
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a gorgeous stretch of road stretching 21 miles on S.R. 39/55 from Richwood to the Cranberry Mountain Visitor Center, and another 22 miles on S. R. 150 from the Visitor Center to U.S. Rte. 219 north of Marlinton. The Route 150 section is...More

6  Thank Hamelia
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

I was looking for a scenic drive in West Virginia, and this certainly seemed to fit the bill - I had first read about it in one of those "1000 Things You Must Etc" books, and it wasn't a huge way out of the way...More

4  Thank SquareBohemian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a foggy day but still enjoyed the drive with elevation and curves. Few view areas had visability from the road.

Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If this road is open when you’re in the area, as they are closed during the winter months, be sure to take this drive! Even if it takes a few miles out of your way the scenic views are awesome! Service stops have Porta John...More

Thank BetteWV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a drive along this scenic highway. Although there were plenty of look-outs with fantastic views, it would have been much better with some fall color

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a National Scenic Highway, even though the author of my West Virginia travel guide stated that pretty much any road in the state is scenic. The Highland Scenic Highway will take you from where WV-150 intersects with US-219 (the Seneca Trail) to the...More

Thank Stijn-traveler
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Highway 219 can get you almost anywhere you want to go in this neck of the woods. It is a good, well-maintained road without blind curves or pot holes. Roads leading to Snowshoe, Marlinton, Watoga State Park, etc. branch off of 219, and it's beautiful...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We enjoyed our drive through the mountains...I’m sure it would be glorious in the autumn! The Cranberry Glades welcome center is very nice.

Thank grammyeaster
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Hadn't been on the Highland Scenic Highway (HSH) in about ten years. Great memories riding on it from my last visit. My Bride and me had the opportunity to link up with another couple riding west to east and us east to west. The HSH...More

Thank DCFLHCS114
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We traveled on the highway a lot during our vacation and to look at the mountains were absolutely beautiful. The mountains and the air is different from the ones in Pa. the air is so much cleaner. true you go up, down, and around corners...More

Thank Albert L
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I drove through it the other day & it was amazing. All the scenic outlooks were spectacular, but my favorite was the Williams River Valley outlook. For what it's worth: I entered this from 219 heading south & my hunch is you might be better...More

1  Thank Chris J
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The countryside and mountains are just beautiful. A very relaxing way to spend an afternoon. One beautiful view after another around every curve in the road.

1  Thank lindyl0u84
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Cindy K
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Response from Norma T | Reviewed this property |
This year 2017 they seem to be changing a little early, I would say late Sept / early Oct
Hunter W
4 September 2015|
Response from momofscooby | Reviewed this property |
Since we have had such a hot summer; I have found early signs of fall foliage already starting. The full foliage should arrive by the end of the month of September and early October. Just depending on the amount of rain and... More
3 September 2015|
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Please go to this wvstateparks website should help you out.