Highland Scenic Highway
State: West Virginia
National Forest: Monongahela National Forest
Length: 43.0 mi / 69.2 km
Time to Allow: Take two hours to drive or four hours to enjoy this byway.
Travel through a wild and undeveloped portion of the Monongahela National Forest. Hardwood forests cover rolling, mountainous terrain capped by dark spruce at high elevations. Traverse a narrow and steep-walled valley with views of clear mountain streams. Sights include Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Summit Lake, and Falls of Hills Creek.
Prep your pole, bring out the bait, and head out on the Highland Scenic Highway to find some of West Virginia’s finest fishing. The byway will take you through the Monongahela National Forest to an abundance of quiet fishing places along lakes and rivers set in the forest's deciduous glory. Containing the headwaters of four major river systems and over 600 miles of streams filled with native and stocked varieties of brook, brown, golden rainbow, and rainbow trout, the Monongahela National Forest offers a fishing experience that will please the avid angler and the urban escapist.
A day trip away from West Virginia’s capital of Charleston, or a short drive from Virginia's transportation hub of Roanoke, get out and hike the trails along the Highland Scenic Highway.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Highland Scenic Tour
This tour leads you through many of the major attractions found along the Highland Scenic Highway.