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South Prong Trail (TR 517)

Flatrock and Roaring Plains Wilderness

The Flatrock and Roaring Plains Wilderness is a vast wilderness within the Monongahela National Forest in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. It includes Mount Porte Crayon, the sixth-highest point in the state—and only 93 feet lower than Spruce Knob.

The Pinnacle

Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, called the first gateway to the West, is centered on the Cumberland Gap, a natural break in the Appalachian Mountains along the border of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The reserve encompasses mountainous terrain with countless overlooks with incredible vistas, unique caves, spring-fed lakes, and waterfalls. There are...

White Rocks

White Rocks and Sand Cave

White Rocks and Sand Cave is located within Cumberland Gap National Historical Park along the border of Kentucky and Virginia. White Rocks offers southward views of the Virginia countryside atop limestone rocks embedded with quartz pebbles while the 250-foot-wide Sand Cave provides a unique view of a sand-filled rockhouse.

Shay Locomotives

Cass Scenic Railroad

Step back into history at Cass Scenic Railroad, featuring a scenic train excursion to the top of Bald Knob, West Virginia’s third-highest mountain, at its centerpiece. Get a close-up perspective of the powerful Shay locomotives that chug up the steep grades, stay in unique lodging in former company houses, browse interpretative exhibits, shop in the Cass...

Hawk's Nest

Hawks Nest State Park

Hawks Nest State Park, located along the rim of the New River Gorge in central West Virginia, features breathtaking overlooks, strenuous hiking trails, an aerial tramway, jet boat rides, and a lodge with spectacular views. The park also offers a museum and a rail-to-trail.