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4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
4 Reviews

US 219 Elkins to Summerville

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Dec 31, 2009

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Guest
June 27, 2010
I rode this route over Father's Day weekend June…
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Akumu
1800 McR Points
November 21, 2019
Great route. 219/250 out of Elkins is a bit 'meh…
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Written Directions

This route was taken as a side trip enroute to the New River Gorge. Elkins, the start point, is located between Interstate 79 and 81, near the north end of the Monongahela National Forest. Summerville is located on 19, west of Charleston. 72.5 miles from Elkins to Mill Point on 219 then another 63 miles along 39/55 to Summerville.

Scenery

You will start into the hills with numerous pull-offs to stop and admire the views. At the top is the Elk River Ski Resort at Salty Fork. The hills flatten out slightly as you turn east on 39/55 through the beautiful Monongahela National Forest toward Summerville.

Road Quality: 5

Seemed every corner was highly engineered new asphalt through along 219 past Valley Head. Many banked curves and switch backs 219. The road to Summerville too was great with fewer hills. Can't say enough about that section of 219. Corners engineered so steeply that the elevation change is quite noticeable. Total miles 126, about 3hrs 15 mins start to finish..

Roadside Amenities:: 3

Elkins and Summerville are both loaded with accommodation and places to eat. The short ride in between does not have a lot of things to do other than enjoy the scenery and ride!

Drive Enjoyment

Seemed every corner was highly engineered new asphalt through along 219 past Valley Head. Many banked curves and switch backs 219. The road to Summerville too was great with fewer hills. Can't say enough about that section of 219. Corners engineered so steeply that the elevation change is quite noticeable. Total miles 126, about 3hrs 15 mins start to finish..

Tourism Opportunities

Elkins and Summerville are both loaded with accommodation and places to eat. The short ride in between does not have a lot of things to do other than enjoy the scenery and ride!

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US 219 Elkins to Summerville
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Guest
June 27, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
I rode this route over Father's Day weekend June 2010. What a ride! But with the severe winter this area had there is a lot of patching and some rough spots. When riding through Richwood look for the beatuiful little church and the murals on buildings. I had ridden through and was thinking about them and 2 miles out , I turned around, went back and took pix.
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Akumu
November 21, 2019
1800 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Great route. 219/250 out of Elkins is a bit 'meh' until 250 breaks off and goes its own way. Then 219 eases up on traffic and things get twistier and twistier. Heading onto 39 in SpeedingTicketsville is a nice touch, and certainly a nice portion of that road. A great 'short cut' (see: long cut) from SpeedingTicketsville to Elkins.
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Guest
August 26, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
add a T to this trip, taking 219 south past Lewisburg to Union, sweeping S curves, great views, high quality road all the way down. Amazing ride, highly recommend it (I did not take the east/west road, which sounds lovely, but 219 is one of the best rides if you love curve after curve on first rate pavement (near the Greenbrier after all, have to keep all those corporate types happy.)
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