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Midland Trail National Scenic Byway

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Address: Historic Route 60, WV
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One of the oldest and most scenic routes in the United States, the Midland...

One of the oldest and most scenic routes in the United States, the Midland Trail, or old U.S. Route 60, offers a delightful 119-mile journey across south central West Virginia. Outdoor enthusiasts head for the Greenbrier River Trail, which offers over 80 miles of well-marked hiking and biking paths. History buffs can stop off at any number of historic sites including the Old Stone House, a reminder of what life was like for the industrial pioneers.

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Beautiful Views!

On Route 60, there are truly breathtaking views. The road, however, is as crooked as a barrel full of snakes. If you are prone to travel or motion sickness, be forewarned... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2013
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Charleston, West Virginia

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

This road is an amazing trip from US19 to Charleston this road is so scenic as it goes up Gauley MT. This road passes by countless beautiful small towns on the way to Charleston as transitions from the mountains to the valley . Definitely a must do while in West Virginia.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

One of my favorite paths to take. My family lives outside the capital off the Midland Trail. You can truly see the character of WV, driving up and down roads like these. Going through places like Glasgow, seeing the numerous locks and coal mills directly off the road. Culture up these roads is so dynamic, seeing completely broken down housing,... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

On Route 60, there are truly breathtaking views. The road, however, is as crooked as a barrel full of snakes. If you are prone to travel or motion sickness, be forewarned: Dramamine is a necessity! Also be aware that unless you are accustomed to driving on our crooked roads that you will need to take it slow: some of the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

Driving east from Charleston you will pass through coal country, which is scenic in its own way. Then you drive along a very serpentine trail w/mountains and gorges/rivers on either side. A taste of this beautiful state.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

We've driven sections of this on a couple of occasions, and it is worth the effort. Some particular highlights - the Mill Trail between Ansted and Hawk's Nest State Park is a great 4 mile round trip hike along a stream bursting with waterfalls; the thrift stores in Rainelle; the North House Museum and staying overnight at the General Lewis... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

Good alternate to Int 64. Lots of small towns. Lots of curves! In need of repaving. If you're not pressed for time, this is your way to go.

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Oakwood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012 via mobile

My best friend and I took a day trip and drove the entire scenic trail. It was absolutely gorgeous. I love taking scenic drives and this is one of my favorites.

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Parma, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

From Charleston, it takes a while to get away from industry but you will find a lot of interesting stops along the way. Beware the curves in the highway. Visit Fayetteville and travel south from there to see what mountain living is really like.

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1 Thank Lis K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

Breathtaking panoramic views, State Parks, waterfalls, dams, country stores. What more could you ask for? Highly recommended!

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Poca, West Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

We ride our Harley on this road quite often and there is some beautiful scenery. We always pass a lot of other bikes. Some nice little towns along the way, with little diners serving home cooked food.

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