Description - The Highland Scenic Highway leads visitors through a wild and undeveloped portion of the Monongahela National Forests. Rolling, mountainous terrain is covered by hardwood forests and capped by dark spruce at high elevations. Part of the road traverses a narrow, steep-walled valley where views of clear mountain streams are common. At higher elevations, the highway ascends mountaintops where mountain ash colors the fall scene and panoramic vistas of wild valleys can be found.
The Forest Service recreation areas that are most accessible to people with disabilities include campgrounds, reservoirs, picnic sites, a nature center, and trails that lead to waterfalls and wilderness. Interpretive facilities can be found at the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, and at picnic sites scattered along the mountain. These sites tell the story of the history, geology, and vegetation of the area. Services are available at Marlinton and Richwood, WV.
- The Highland Scenic Highway is known for it's Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.
Directions from : The byway is located between Richwood, West Virginia, and U.S. 219 north of Marlinton, WV. The route includes WV 55, 39, and 150.