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Midland Trail (Scenic Highway 60)

Midland Trail Scenic Highway Association, 405 Capitol Street, Suite 409, Charleston, WV 25301
304-343-6001
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Ranked #8 of 31 attractions in Charleston
Type: Trails, Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Warrenton, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We took the Midland Trail scenic road after coming up from The Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Since we had done those other sight seeing trips, the Midland Trail was not the scenic trip it might have been. We enjoyed the drive from Charleston, WVA but it lacked much of the high country vistas that we... More

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Madison, WV
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great scenic drive through Charleston and throught out the eastern part of WV. By a vehicle is good but I love this highway via a ride on a motorcycle and on a weekend is a lot better (no coal trucks) and a good bet it to turn at Chimnney Corner that will take onto Fayetteville onto the... More

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We took a drive on Route 60 through the mountains and found it very beautiful. We really wanted to ride the Jet boats at Hawks Nest but they were only opened on the weekends and we arrived on a Monday, very disappointed. They open during the week in October, closed on Wednesday only. I know it would be so beautiful... More

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Fort Worth
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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Dallas, Texas
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267 reviews 267 reviews
132 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 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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