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route 20 scenic drive

With stops in the New River Gorge National Park, the Hinton National Historic District, state parks, and waterfalls, this is one trip where your phone will be used more for taking pictures than taking phone calls!

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Located on the southern end of the national park, this visitor center offers up interactive exhibits on the New River watershed.


Scenically located along the Bluestone National Scenic River and Bluestone Lake this park is great for fishing and boating. It's also a stop for selfies at the Almost Heaven Swing.


This scenic vista overlooks Brooks Island on the New River. Bring your binoculars to view a bald eagle's nest on the tip of the island.


This roadside beauty is on the West Virginia Waterfall Trail. Take in the beauty of the main falls, then a short walk will bring you to a couple of smaller falls on the creek. 

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The charming city of Hinton sits along the banks of the New River, and offers up some great rail history, along with cute shops, and restaurants.

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Spend a day, spend a week. Pipestem has a lot to offer with mountain views, an aerial tram, loads of activities, plenty of trails for hiking, biking, & horseback riding, as well as on-site dining.

Sandstone Falls is just off of Route 20 on Route 26. 8.5 miles form the Hinton National Historic District, it is well worth the detour. The road follows along the New River and is the only scenic byway in the national park. Park at Brooks Falls and hike the two mile loop trail at Big Branch Falls before heading to Sandstone Falls and the boardwalk.

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