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Midland Trail National Scenic Byway

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Address: Historic Route 60, WV
Phone Number: +1 304-343-6001
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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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Road Sucks, scenery is beautiful, rare sites

A must see is the Mystery Hole. Great place for motorcycle riding and a slow tour back in time. Take the time to hike and fish the many holes.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2012
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Charleston, West Virginia

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

Slow down your trip between New River Gorge and Charleston and see the amazing views. It was also fun to drive. We had sun roof open and windows down and it was awesome. Were hesitant to spend the time in getting home but it was more than worth it!

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Port Orange, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

We took my sister and brother-in-law to New River Gorge Bridge,BABCOCK State park (Their first time) and walked around the lake taking pictures of the Beauty of Nature, a beautiful drive !

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1 Thank Leonard U
Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

Driving along the Midland Trail is a nice break for those used to traveling the interstate. The scenery is pleasant all year round.

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5 Thank Robin G
Saint Albans, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

The best part of this drive is from Charleston eastward. The key here is to take your time and enjoy it all. There is so much to see. It starts out as a flat curvy road and turns into a mountainous and VERY curvy road after Gauley Bridge and Kanawha Falls. Be sure to stop at Kanawha Falls, the beginning... More 

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7 Thank bobby a
Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

A must see is the Mystery Hole. Great place for motorcycle riding and a slow tour back in time. Take the time to hike and fish the many holes.

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3 Thank AirForceTraveler
Charleston, West Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Definitely not the interstate. If you don't like curvy roads, stay off. But if you are on a motorcycle or enjoy a driving challenge, what a great place to drive :) I learned to drive on these roads and I love them

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3 Thank m g
East Coast, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

I remember when this road was the ONLY way over the mountains, so this was a trip into the past for me (minus the road jams of 18 wheelers) It is a beautiful, scenic drive that takes a little time, but is worth the effort

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3 Thank Lanie46
Hurricane, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

this is a slow pace fun drive. The family and I like to take long drives and not get in a hurry, you never know what you will see.

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4 Thank Danyail
Willow Street, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

I drove the Midland trail from Charleston to KY-BEWARE in one part of Charleston there are pot holes so deep they could swallow a bus!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

Its a really nice ride. When we go to Summersville lake we always travel Rt. 60 because you pass Kanawaha Falls, Gauley Bridge, Gauley Falls, and Hawks Nest.

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