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Highland Scenic Highway

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Address: U.S. Route 219, Marlinton, WV
Phone Number:
+1 304-653-4826

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Excellent motorcycling road!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2016
Matthew A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Peep101
Paden City, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

Thank Evelyn1946
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

Thank Vincent G
Palatka, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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!

1 Thank gogators52
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

1 Thank RichfromDC
Beckley, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank MarinaCay
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

1 Thank Nicagurl g
Conyers, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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!

Thank travelwriter52
Blacksburg, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

A very pretty road trip - curvy, windy and relatively slow. Certainly you shouldn't take this at blinding speed. But for real beauty, take scenic hwy 150. It hits 219 above Marlinton and ends at the Cranberry Glad nature center.

Thank pattynjay

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