Kumbrabow State Forest, located on Rich Mountain along the western edge of the Allegheny Highlands, is West Virginia’s highest forest.
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 also...
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.
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...
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.
New River, the centerpiece of New River Gorge National River in south-central West Virginia, is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The rugged, whitewater river pounds through a 53-mile deep canyon, surrounded by 70,000 acres of ghost towns, vestiges of an industrial past, strenuous hiking trails, waterfalls, and vistas.
Dolly Sods is a breathtaking wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest along the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. The area is best known for being the highest elevation plateau east of the Mississippi River, its outstanding views along the Allegheny Front, wind-stunted red spruce, and its endless upland bogs.