Midland Trail

National Scenic BywayWest Virginia

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  • West Virginia State Capitol

    The dome of the West Virginia state capitol rises against hills in this view from the University of Charleston.

  • Fall on the Midland Trail

    Brilliant fall foliage stands out against this rock cliff on the Midland Trail.

  • The Destination Guide!

    Photo of the Midland Trail Scenic Byway Brochure

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  • Taking In the View

    A traveler leans over the Hawk's Nest State Park parapet for a view of the area around the Midland Trail.

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  • View from Hawks Nest State Park Overlook

    You'll find a grand view of the area at Hawks Nest State Park Overlook.

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  • The Midland Trail Near Hawk's Nest State Park Overlook

    Verdant foliage surrounds the Midland Trail near Hawk's Nest State Park Overlook and Museum.

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  • View from Hawk's Nest Overlook

    Visitors enjoy the splendid view of an iron bridge on the New River far below this overlook in Hawk's Nest State Park.

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  • New River Gorge from Hawk's Nest Overlook

    The New River carves a gentle curve through the West Virginia mountains.

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  • Old Catholic Church

    Forested hills provide a charming backdrop to this old Catholic Church.

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  • Aerial View of the Greenbrier Resort

    The Greenbrier Resort Hotel Complex sits nestled in the hills of the Midland Trail.

  • Kayaking on the New River

    From the Fayette Station Road Bridge is a wide view of the New River.

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  • Sam Black Chuch

    On the roadside of the Midland Trail is a church that bears the name of an minister who traveled the hills of West Virginia.

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  • Fayetteville County Courthouse

    This historic courthouse sits back among evergreens in downtown Fayetteville, WV.

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  • Fayetteville's Historic Courthouse

    The Fayetteville courthouse's striking red-and-white stonework contrasts with the green of this park square in downtown Fayetteville.

  • A Civil War Battle Site on Court Street

    A sign gives a glimpse of Court Street's rich history.

  • Streetside Architecture in Downtown Lewisburg

    Drives down Washington and Court Streets reveal art galleries and architectural treasures in the historic buildings of Lewisburg.

  • Tram Rides for Hawk's Nest State Park

    From the ground, the tram rides for Hawk's Nest State Park seem to reach the sky.

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  • Midland Trail Sign

    A brown sign for Midland Trail marks the path in Ansted.

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  • New River Gorge Bridge Spans

    Intricate supports make bridging the New River Gorge possible.

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  • Bridge over Wolf Creek

    At the start of the Kaymoor Trail, visitors travel through leafy trees over this quaint bridge over Wolf Creek.

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  • New River Gorge Bridge

    Travelers will find a scenic view and photo opportunity of the New River Gorge Bridge from the Fayette Station Road Bridge.

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  • View from Hawk's Nest Overlook

    An aerial view shows the rivers and bridges below Hawk's Nest Overlook.

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  • New River Gorge Bridge

    A stunning view of the New River Gorge Bridge, the longest single arch bridge in the US, can be seen from Canyon River Visitor Center Trail.

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  • Picnic Partition at Hawk's Nest State Park

    A restful picnic area is seen across a grassy field at Hawk's Nest State Park.

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  • Canyon River Visitor Center

    Tucked backed amongst the trees is the Canyon River Visitor Center at the New River Gorge National Scenic River.

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  • Rock Climber on the Cliffs

    A rock climber braves the cliffs below the Canyon River Visitor Center.

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  • Hikers on the Kaymoor Trail

    Hikers take a brief moment to cool off in the waters of Wolf Creek.

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  • Greenbrier Ghost Sign

    A sign on the roadway tells the legend of the Greenbrier Ghost.

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  • Visitors Learning About Hawk's Nest State Park

    Visitors to Hawk's Nest State Park learn about the fascinating history of this part of town.

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  • Westlake Cemetery

    A sign indicates that the grave of General Stonewall Jackson's mother is in Westlake Cemetery in Ansted, West Virginia.

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  • Civil War Museum

    Up amongst the rocks, you'll find the Civil War Museum near Hawk's Nest Overlook.

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  • St. John's Cemetery

    Walk around St. John's Cemetery and visit the old graves, read the inscriptions and admire the peace of this historic resting place.

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  • Glade Creek Grist Mill

    Vistiors can take a closer look of the Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park in West Virginia.

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  • Old Stone House

    Otherwise known as the Tyree House, this structure was visited by many notables throughout the years.

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  • Old Stone House Marker

    On the trail, visitors will find a marker that gives the history of the Old Stone House.

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  • Hikers on the Kaymoor Trail

    Hikers climb the rocks settled around Wolf Creek.

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  • Kayakers on the Water

    The calm waters of the New River provide a fun activity for visitors.

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  • Bird's Eye View from Hawk's Eye Nest

    At Hawk's Eye Nest is a 'famous view' of the river and bridges below.

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  • Spy Rock Marker

    On the Midland Trail, this sign gives the history of Spy Rock, otherwise known as the "Rock of Eyes' by Native Americans.

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  • Visitors at Hawk's Nest Overlook

    From Hawk's Nest Overlook is a stunning backdrop for photos, as visitors prove in this picture.

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  • Overlook View

    The rolling, tree-covered hills of the Midland Trail are apparent from this view at an overlook in Babcock State Park.

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  • New River Gorge from Canyon Rim Visitor Center

    From the Canyon Rim Visitor Center is a lovely view of the New River Gorge.

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  • Graveyard View in Westlake Cemetery

    On the hill are several tombstones in the Westlake Cemetery in Ansted, WV.

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  • St. John's Cemetery

    Trees shade this peaceful looking area of St. John's Cemetery.

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  • Glade Creek Grist Mill

    Standing back from the Glade Creek Grist Mill in Babcock State Park, visitors can see the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

  • New River Gorge Bridge in Spring

    The New River Gorge Bridge arches over the tree-framed rocky stream in spring.

  • Bikers on the Trail

    A group of mountain bikers pause on the 77-mile Greenbrier River Biking Trail which connects to the Midland Trail at Caldwell.

  • Grounds Crew at Oakhurst

    The "mowing crew" is hard at work at the Oakhurst golf course. Oakhurst uses sheep to keep the greens nice and short.

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  • Little Girl with a Big Fish

    A little girl holds up her prized catch of the day along the New River in West Virginia.

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  • Two Men Fishing along the New River

    Two men are enjoying a day of fishing along the New River in West Virginia.

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  • Rafting the Gauley River

    A group of whitewater rafters takes a thrilling ride down the rapids of the lower Gauley River.

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  • Kayaking the New River

    A kayaker assesses his route as he negotiates a string of rapids on the New River.

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  • Greenbriar Resort

    The freshly mowed lawn in front of the historic Greenbriar Resort adds a formal touch to its bright white facade.

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  • Craik-Patton House

    Trees shade the small white house nestled among the green mountains under a deep blue sky.

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  • Shady Street in Charleston

    Trees shade the historic buildings and sidewalks of Charleston as the clock strikes noon.

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  • Boys Fishing

    Two young boys sit fishing at a pond among the colorful orange, red, and yellow trees of early fall.

  • Curve in the Midland Trail

    Bright autumn trees line a curve in the road along the Midland Trail.

  • Gauley Bridge Waterfall

    A waterfall crashes into a small body of water among the blooming flowers and green underbrush of summer.