The Virginia Highlands Tour + ADD NEW ROUTE
26 in Virginia Virginia144 Miles
By State: Virginia VA919er
on May 1, 2008
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This route begins in Bridgewater, VA and ends in Marlinton, WV. From Bridgewater, take route 42 south about 11 miles to route 736, just past the farm "Fox Meadow" located on your right. Route 736 dead-ends at route 250. Turn right (west) and take to McDowell, VA. At McDowell, turn left onto route 678 just before the local church. Travel route 678 10 miles to route 609 and turn right. Take 609 to Burnsville and proceed past the 4 way stop and continue on 609 to Highway 39. Turn right on Hwy 39 and take all the way to Marlinton, WV, about 34 miles. In Marlinton, take route 219, 55, 39 (all one road) south to the 39/55 turn off - veering right. Take 39/55 to route 150, this loop winds through the Monongahela National Forest. The loop is about 15 miles and ends at Highway 219/55 (north of Marlinton). Take 219/55 south to Marlinton.
This route will take you through the incredible Virginia Highlands (Bath-Highland counties) and over to West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest. As you enter the Virginia Highlands, sweeping views from mountain vistas and open valleys to narrow winding roads mark the territory you'll be riding through.
All roads are in good to great shape. Virginia especially does a great job building and maintaining roads and in these highland valleys and sharp winding turns, that's important.
Warm Springs and Marlinton are the primary towns with gas stations. Be sure to fill up as you could go 45 miles without another station.
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