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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!

Begin at Sandstone Visitor Center and head south on Route 20 with overlook stops on your way to the Hinton National Historic District. Continue south for lake views at Bluestone State Park, a road side waterfall at Pipestem, and a tram ride at Pipestem Resort State Park.


Detour - Sandstone Falls

Take a short detour off of Route 20 to  Route 26 and discover the largest waterfall in the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. 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. Along Route 26 you'll also find the Richmond-Hamilton Farm, Brooks Falls day use area, an Big Branch Trail. 

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